Bear Creek Road
Date: Sunday, November 6th, 2022
(Last Sunday Drive of the Year)
Time: 9:30 AM
Gathering place: Peet’s Coffee, 63 Moraga Way, Orinda
Start your engines: 10:30 AM
Destination: Troy's Greek - 720 Main St. Martinez, CA 94553
Let’s gather at Peet’s Coffee in Orinda, located at 63 Moraga Way. We will do a cars and coffee beginning at 9:30 AM to talk shop and to allow folks time to arrive for our roll out at 10:30 AM.
We will drive Bear Creek Road through some beautiful canyons above San Pablo Reservoir. Bear Creek Road is wide, has little traffic, and has great cruising speeds under 50 mph. Our no-host lunch will be in historic downtown Martinez at Troy’s at noon.
We should arrive approximately 30 minutes beforehand to stroll through the quaint shops (or for those who wish, visit one of two cool microbrewers a few blocks away). Parking on the street is plentiful with inexpensive parking meters.
Otherwise, you can park a few blocks away in the residential area for free. If you do, please note the quaint craftsmen style homes built in the 1930s when you get out of your car to walk towards town.
Later at 1:45 pm for those who want to restart their engines, we will drive a short 5 miles to visit a small, unique winery offering us free wine tasting in the beautiful Alhambra Valley. Parking will be off the road or in the small lot off the road adjacent to the vineyard. Everything in Martinez is small and friendly!