Spring Desert Tour
June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm| Free
Are you ready to enjoy driving on fantastic roads in Central Oregon? Now you have an opportunity by attending the first BMW CCA Oregon Chapter tour around Bend!
Tim Morris, owner of German Master Tech, has designed a tour that will highlight some of the best roads around Bend. With swooping curves, canyon roads, the natural beauty of the Central Oregon desert, and magnificent views along the way, it will be a drivers’ dream. Tim has designed and run several tours for the Oregon Festival of Cars so he knows the roads very well.
Drive over to Bend on Friday afternoon or evening and stay overnight in one of the hotels near or in the Old Mill District. Several options are available to you. Tim’s suggestions:
- Bends Best: The Oxford Hotel is top rated and very nice in the heart of down town.
- The Riverhouse (Currents Restaurant) is nice and the Shilo is right next door, both are a short distance from the shop.
- The Old Mill District has 3 very nice standard hotels, which are within walking distance to the Mill District shopping and restaurants:
- Hampton Inn
- Hilton Garden
- Double Tree
- Nice & cozy is the Pine Ridge inn
On Saturday morning, meet at Tim’s shop by 9 AM. He will have coffee and donuts for us to enjoy. Look around his shop, it’s a fantastic place! His shop provides maintenance and restoration of BMW’s, Mercedes, and Porsche’s. It’s the best shop for German cars in Bend. Several cars restored at Tim’s shop have won best in class awards at the Forest Grove Concours de’Elegance and Legends of the Autobahn for example.
We will depart around 9:30 to start the tour. The route will take us through Crooked River Gorge with a half way stop at the Prineville Reservoir Marina. We will continue through the desert to a park in Prineville where we will have a picnic lunch. You can pick up items for the picnic in Bend at the Newport Market or the Market of Choice in Bend. Or you can pick up items in Prineville. After lunch, we will depart Prineville and continue on great roads around Sisters and the Lower Ridge area. Our final destination is back to Tim’s shop.
You can either depart for home or stay Saturday night in Bend. For those who stay overnight, you can join the group for dinner and/or breakfast on Sunday before departing. Tim has several recommended restaurants for us to choose from.