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February SUV Drive – Moved to 3/5/23 due to Weather

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Welcome to the Post-Valentines SUV Drive

We meet at 9 am in Hillsboro at a Starbucks parking lot, so everyone can fill up with fresh brewed coffee! Driver and Safety Meeting at 9:15 am, Departure 9:30 am.

The first leg leads from Hillsboro to Farmington, on to Farmington, we then pass the Lone Owl Farm and a little later the Alpacas of Oregon. We bypass Newburg on the north side and make our way to Lafayette and then to Dayton for a first Rest Stop. After the Rest Stop we head south to Hopewell, on to Zena, through Bethel and then stop at the Brigittine Monastery. The monks have a little chocolate shop, so in case you missed getting chocolates for your sweetheart, you can redeem yourself! We then continue towards McMinnville where we end the drive at the Grain Station Brew Works.


Route Information:

  • The driving directions will be sent to all registered members 2 days before the event.
  • Leg 1: 43.5 Miles – 1hr 15 mins driving time
  • Leg 2: 41 Miles – 1hr 10 mins driving time
  • Total: 84.5 miles – 2 hrs 25 mins driving time
    • Paved Road: 82 Miles
    • Unpaved Road: 2.5 miles – the road to the Brigittine Monastery is unpaved
    • Alternative Route for unpaved road: No, however, you can wait at the beginning of that road for the group to return.
  • Drive Category:
    • This SUV drive on mostly paved roads suitable for any SUV or car.

Registration information:

  • The “Release and Waiver of Liability” will be available to sign at the start of the drive.
  • Registration is by car. Each driver please register their car. If you have a navigator, please register that person at the same time. If you don’t have a navigator, just mark the navigator questions as NA. Please see registration at the bottom of this page.
  • Attendance is limited to 15 cars.
  • The start location and a printable PDF file of Printed Route Directions and Scenic Navigation App Access will be provided a day before the event to all registrants. Please do not share this information with anyone else. Please check your SPAM folder if you do not get an email with this information by 5:00pm the day before the event.


Questions:  Please contact Kurt, Tour Chair

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March 5
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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