The Maryhill Loops Road, owned by the Maryhill Museum of Art, was the first macadam asphalt paved road in the Pacific Northwest. In 2.8 miles the road ascends 850 feet via a series of 25 curves, 8 of which are hairpins. Generally the road is open to pedestrians and bicyclists only, but on Saturday, September 17th, Audi Club Northwest has private use of this road for a tour. In addition to Saturday's tour and wine tasting activities, an optional group drive from the Puget Sound area to Goldendale on Friday, and a group dinner in Goldendale on Friday night, have been planned. You may indicate your participation in any portion(s) of this event on the registration page.
On Friday September 16th those in the Seattle area who are interested can meet up and caravan over to Goldendale, WA together. The Seattle caravan will leave Friday morning and our route offers some beautiful scenery as well as some fun on curvy roads. People from the Portland area also have the opportunity to meet up and caravan over. A no-host group dinner has been arranged at 7:00pm Friday night at Ayutla Mexican Restaurant next door to the event hotel in Goldendale.
On Saturday September 17th, we will tour the Maryhill Loops Road during the day beginning with a driver's meeting at 8:30 am. In order to make this event enjoyable for everyone, the number of drivers on the Maryhill Loops Road is limited and this event will sell out quickly so sign up early! We will waitlist those who register after the event is full in case we have any cancellations. The drive on the Maryhill Loops Road is a tour so no helmets are required (or allowed), convertibles are allowed, and passengers are allowed and encouraged to come along for the fun! On Saturday evening we will head up the road to the Goldendale Country Club for a tasting of local wines and catered dinner until 9:00pm. We will taste wine and eat dinner overlooking the golf course green which will be an ideal way to relax and visit after a good day of fun driving!
The fees for these activities are: $115 for the Maryhill Loops Road Tour, wine tasting and catered dinner; $85 for the Maryhill Loops Road Tour only; $40 for the wine tasting and catered dinner only. Both of the Maryhill Loops Road options include your lunch and you may purchase lunch for your guests for an additional fee. Family and friends are welcome to come along and can attend the wine tasting and dinner in the evening for an additional fee even if they are not going to drive the loops road.
Each person who wants to drive on the Maryhill Loops Road on Saturday must complete their own registration. Drivers will be divided into two groups that will alternate driving on the loops road. If you are sharing a car, you and the other driver will be assigned to different groups so that you may each have the opportunity to drive the maximum number of times on the loops road.
Registration will open on Wednesday August 10th at 10:30am Pacific Time at www.audiclubnw.motorsportreg.com. Audi Club North America (ACNA) membership is required for this event. ACNA membership may be purchased or renewed on the registration page or go to JOIN ACNA