The Iowa Chapter of the BMW Club of America is planning a one-day drive from Des Moines to the Amana Colonies. Our route will begin at BMW of Des Moines (9631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322) with registration / waiver signing beginning at 8am and departure by 8:30am. Face coverings will be required at registration so we all can remain as safe as possible.
Our planned route will take us northeast with a pit-stop in Marshalltown and then generally follow the Iowa Valley Scenic Byway (https://www.traveliowa.com/trails/iowa-valley-scenic-byway/8/) with a planned arrival in the Amanas around noon. Upon arrival in Amanas, we’ll either dine at local restaurants (conditions permitting) or enjoy our own (brought from home) lunches at a nearby park…details still to be finalized. Following lunch, all are encouraged to explore the many shops and attractions the Amanas have to offer….just for instance….Millstream Brewing…if we’re lucky, not ALL of the Oktoberfest bier will have already been consumed. Then there’s the Amana Furniture Shop…where furniture is made locally of solid wood! For those who may enjoy local wines, several wineries in the Amanas offer tastings as well as bottles for purchase. Then my wife reminds me of the Christmas Shop, bakeries and ice cream shop, etc. There’s also plenty of “unique” photo opportunities! We are not planning a group return drive so everyone is free to set their own afternoon schedule and desired departure time.
Please let either Rick Talbot (firstname.lastname@example.org), 515-782-1429 or Dale Rupp (email@example.com) 515-238-9118 know if you intend to join us so we might have some idea on attendance and can anticipate your arrival at BMW of Des Moines 8am Saturday, October 17th.
P.S. Come with a full fuel tank and face covering!
P.P.S. Gemütlichkeit in German, refers to a feeling of coziness, contentedness, comfort and relaxation. We ALL need more of that these days!
If you are going to attend you can print a waiver out in COLOR and sign it. We will have them available the day of the event as well.
Adult Waiver, Minor Waiver
We have had to cancel some of our events out of an abundance of caution. Up coming events may be canceled if we think the risk is not worth holding the event. We will monitor the state of COVID cases and try to give as much advanced warning as possible if an event is canceled. As the temperature cool we may find it difficult to hold events.
Located right off the Great Western bike trail, it’s the perfect stop mid-ride. Our menu has something for everyone, serving southern chicken specialties like Broasted Chicken, the Hot Chicken Sundae and Nashville Hot Chicken, as well as more classic favorites including several burgers, salads and sandwiches. Don’t forget to check out our beer list, where you’ll find a great variety of both domestic and craft styles.
4221 SE Orilla Rd suite A, West Des Moines, IA 50061
WE SERVE TEXAS STYLE BBQ
This means we serve our meats fresh daily from the pit! We make everything from our sides to our desserts from scratch daily. When we sell out for the day, we are out! We recommend that you come early. Rest assured that we will have more tomorrow. Unless tomorrow is Monday-we are closed on Mondays.
Whatcha Smokin BBQ & Brew, 403 Iowa Ave, Luther, IA 50152
The 2020 edition of the Annual Spring Drive will begin in Des Moines and end in Cedar Rapids at the Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids on April 18, 2020.
The spring tour will leave BMW of Des Moines at 9:00 am and wind its way towards Big Grove Brewpub in Solon where the tour will stop for lunch.
The tour will then progress towards Cedar Rapids with a tour of Brucemore Mansion in the heart of the city. A tour of Brucemore Mansion explores more than 130 years of Eastern Iowa history of the 21-room mansion including a guided tour through the Queen Anne mansion, which investigates the art, furnishings, technology, architecture, surrounding landscape, and stories preserved at Brucemore.
For more information about the Brucemore Mansion, visit the following websites:
Brucemore Mansion, 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Big Grove Brewpub-Solon, 101 W Main St, Solon, IA 52333