Ralph Gingrich Memorial Fort Bragg Run - October 5-8, 2018
This annual event is a big favorite. This will be the Club’s 28th year making this run. The run is named the “Ralph Gingrich Memorial Fort Bragg Run” in honor of Ralph, who directed the run for many years. We will make a run to Fort Bragg on Friday, October 5th, 2018 for a weekend stay. Those of you who cannot leave on Friday may also get together to organize a run starting on Saturday, October 6h, or just come on your own. We have a bloc of rooms reserved at the Best Western in Fort Bragg. This is the Columbus Day holiday weekend so our special rate of $106 plus tax will be available the nights of October 5th to October 7th (checking out the 8th). We will also have the use of the Cottage for group activities.
This event allows you to either find your own fun in this beautiful coastal area, or participate in various events we will organize or attend such the 2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ABALONE COOK-OFF & FESTIVAL on Saturday Oct. 6th, which is great fun. People who want to taste abalone will need to purchase a Judging Ticket from mendoparks.org/annual-abalone-cook-off/ after June 1st for members of the Mendocino Area Parks Association and after July 1st for non members. The Festival itself has free admission for folks who choose not to buy a Judging Ticket.
The Friday run will leave from the McDonalds off of the Mace Blvd exit in Davis. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. and leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. This will be a leisurely drive with several rests stops. We will stop at the Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Company to buy picnic lunch supplies and stop again for a picnic along the way at White Oak Winery.
Telephone the motel directly at 1-707-964-4776 to make your reservations. Because this is both a holiday weekend, as well as the weekend of the Abalone Festival it is a good idea to reserve well in advance. Be sure to mention you are with our group. The proprietors of the Best Western know us as “THE Miata Club”. Please either call or email us as soon as you make your reservations for the trip so we will know how many cars/people are coming.