It's that time again! I have most of the details together for the ride to Fort Bragg for this year. Here's the scoop so far -
Saturday & Sunday, October 4-5
Travelodge (same location as past years, just part of the chain now)
763 N Main St
We have a block of 30 rooms, including -
17 - 2 double beds at $79
10 - 1 King bed at $65
2 - 2 bedroom mini-suites (2 separate bedrooms with 1 bed in each) with a sitting area at $ $89
1 - Family Suite, 2 bedrooms, 1 with 2 doubles and 1 with 1 double, at $94
Reservations can be made starting today. Tell the desk agent you are with the David Taylor Party
to get these rates. The cutoff for getting rooms in our block is September 3rd. After that the block will be released and go back to their normal rates.
Tony's Seafood Restaurant
18863 Highway 1
We'll meet here for lunch at 11:30 a.m. They will open early to seat us so we don't have to wrestle with the regular lunch crowd. Best BBQ'd oysters anywhere, I swear!
North Coast Brewery Tap Room
, 6:30 p.m.
We may have a special menu for the group if we get enough people, but otherwise we'll just be able to order off the regular menu. They've added some more beef selections and are getting their steaks from Brandt Beef (not that the previous steaks were slouches, great prime rib!), which produces some very high quality meats. I'll post an update later once we have a headcount and I finalize things with the restaurant.
And yes, they still have all the fantastic beer you could want!
Rides To and From:
Everyone pretty much does their own thing going and coming. Some folks get together and ride up and/or back, but this isn't an organized group ride where we all meet and go together in a big gaggle. This gives folks the flexibility to choose routes, stops, etc., and ride at their own pace, which keeps everyone safe and happy. Basically you know when and where lunch is, and when and where dinner is, and the riding part you get to choose and enjoy as you see fit! I'll be happy to post a Garmin file with the various stops and even some suggested routes if folks would like some suggestions. Just let me know.
That's all the news that fits for now. I'll start an attendee list on this thread, so please add your name (and your guests of bringing others) to it so I can give the restaurants a final headcount as we get closer to the weekend. We've had a lot of fun on this ride every year, let's keep up the good times!
I hope to see you all there!!