Three Chapter Weekender
July Route 66 Weekender – cross club meetup – St Louis Chapter, Illinoi Chapter and Windy City BMW
Three Chapter Weekender, Atlanta, IL
We have done some events that we shared with other groups in the past, but none like this!
This July we have a big one with our local chapter friends, Illini, Saint Louis and Windy City BMW, from the 16th-18th of July there will be a ride along historic route 66, which will be a very even packed weekend!
Arrive in Lincoln, IL around dinnertime. Have dinner together, then use a communal space for socialization. I’m thinking a conference room at the hotel would be great. Each chapter could bring some local wine or beer, and we could get to know each other a bit better.
We’ll spend all of Saturday in Atlanta. We’ll drive over there around 8:45 and park together on Arch Street. Atlanta will shut Arch Street down for us so we could put on a bit of a show for everyone. The morning would be a bit of a cars and coffee kind of event with pastries and coffee available at Sip Shack.
From there, we’ll check out the Atlanta History Museum with a guided tour, then we’ll go to a catered lunch in the Union Hall Ballroom.
After lunch, we’ll have a guided tour of downtown Atlanta. Then people will be given some time to hang around before we head to the section of old Route 66 they have set up for photo ops. There will be pro photographer and he would be happy to take photos for people that want them.
Once we’re done, we’ll head to dinner at Country Aire, then back to the hotel in Lincoln for relaxation in the conference room.
We’ll have a leisurely breakfast (location TBD), then head to “Wine N Shine” event at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. It coincides with their Arts and Wine Festival so there will be other activity to enjoy while on their grounds. They have a large pavilion where many local artists will be displaying their wares and there is usually live music set up on the grass between the pavilion and the lake. Other car clubs usually attend also and if the grounds are dry enough they allow us to display our precious babies on the grass around the lake.
As an FYI we will be limited to 12 cars (that doesn’t mean you cannot pack in!) because of the downtown take over, and the vineyard car show.
Are you up for a fun filled, more relaxed July? If so let us know!
Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 16-18 July, 2021
Time: Friday evening through Sunday afternoon
Location: Lincoln and Atlanta, IL
Cost – Lodging – TBD, most likely around $90, food and drinks will be separate, so budget accordingly and Vineyard cost has not been finalized at the time of this writing and we will update
How to Join: There is an eventbrite page setup, and once you email us we will get you the link and password to login, remember we are only allowed 12 cars
CONTACT: email Meetings@windycitybmw.com