WRAPUP: The anticipated bad weather held off except for about 5 minutes of rain, and we enjoyed a warm mostly sunny day of motoring on some wonderful back roads. A large crowd of 33 MINIs and almost 60 people came out for an all day drive, some from far-away and exotic places like southern Wisconsin, Indiana, and Champaign. We had a long first part of the drive from Schaumburg to the lunch stop in Morris, and half of the group got to experience the now famous Ashley road, while the other half opted to blast past the turn and take the more direct route in 😉 After a group lunch and a bit of hangout time we piled back in our cars and took the quieter back roads out to Starved Rock. Traffic was mostly light, except for some slow moving vehicles in the tightest of turns. The park was a bit less crowded than usual, and many people hung around a while and took a short hike up the “rock”. Huge thanks to Gary for his help putting this years route together, and pre-driving the course.
Please send links to photos or video to Steve@chicagominiclub.com and I’ll add them here.
Please join us on our club’s 8th annual drive out to Starved Rock State Park on Sunday October 24th.
Enjoy a scenic all day ride on some fun back roads, a group lunch and a chance to witness the fall colors at a very cool state park!!
WHEN: Sunday October 24th. Drivers meeting at 9:15 and departure at 9:30.
WHERE: Start is in the parking lot at the SouthEast corner of Golf Road and Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates.
WHO: This event is open to all members, potential members, and friends of the Chicago MINI Motoring Club!!
WHAT: An all day drive to explore fun roads, hang around with MINI friends, and visit Starved Rock State Park.
WHY: Just for fun
WHAT TO BRING: A full tank of gas, appropriate clothing for the weather outside, a camera, lunch money, optional FRS radio for in-car communication tuned to Channel#1 SubChannel #1, and a smile.
IMPORTANT: Please RSVP by adding a comment to this post. We need a good count of people for our lunch reservations!!