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Covered Bridges Driving Tour – Salem
July 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm| Free
The Covered Bridges Drive is a member favorite year after year. If you have never been on a covered bridges drive, you must go. We drive over these brilliantly restored wonders of woodwork. This year we will return to where it all started in beautiful Linn and Marion Counties. Oregon has around 50 covered bridges and most are restored and maintained for car crossing. Others are in parks for pedestrian crossings.
On Saturday July 8th, we will drive over 5 of Oregon’s historic covered bridges. We will also visit one in the park. This is a leasurly drive through farm lands and charming small towns reminiscent of an earlier era. Along the way, we will crest a ridge or two and see sweeping views of the Willamette Valley.
Meet up with us at BMW Salem at 9:00AM. Take a look at all the new BMW’s in their showroom. Coffee and snacks will be served. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 9:30AM where we will talk about the drive. Driving groups will be formed and we will depart in stages. We will return to Salem around 12:30 PM for lunch. BMW Salem will have a BBQ of hamburgers and hot dogs ready on our return.
Note: There are two bathroom breaks on this drive. The 2nd bathroom break has vault toilets.
The Driver’s Meeting is mandatory and starts at 9:30 AM to explain the route and safety rules. We will head out shortly thereafter.