The Handlebar in Dallas Center has got us covered! They have 2 acres of land to effectively social distance and eat some amazing food and drink from a wide selection of Iowa beers. And you can even bring your four-legged Bimmer lovers! Meet up with us at 6:30 and bring your masks for when you’re not eating. They’ll have some parking marked off for us as well!
1607 Sugar Grove Ave, Dallas Center, IA 50063
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 (email@example.com), 515-782-1429 or Dale Rupp (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
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.
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
Fans will get to see the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race on Saturday, with the WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship race on Sunday, plus races from the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA all weekend. Fan activities include an open grid, autographs, tech talks, fan forums, and car corrals.
July 30-August 2
For ticket information: https://www.roadamerica.com/imsa-sportscar-weekend
Cost $120.00 plus