Alternative to the BEAT Drive, April
Update as of 3/31/07
I am in the process of arranging a group dinner at the
Copper Queen dining room at 7:00PM on Saturday evening. One of the deciding
factors for selecting the Copper Queen is that it eliminates the hassle of
moving our cars in the evening and returning to a full parking lot or being
forced to select an unsafe parking spot. This way, we can walk to the restaurant
and leave our vehicles parked. There are a couple participants who are staying
at a B&B but parking upon there return from dinner should not be a problem.
Updated routing We will have a couple comfort/fuel breaks
inserted in this agenda and they are included in the "time enroute"
We will meet in Mesa at 8:45 AM on Saturday the 21st and
depart promptly at 9:00 AM. The meeting location is the SW corner of US 60 and
Stapley Drive by the Starbucks coffee shop. Please arrive with a full fuel tank,
your club radio, this agenda and an Arizona road map. The weather will be cooler
at the higher elevations so bring along proper clothing. The Chiricahua Monument
is a National Park so bring along any passes you have to avoid paying at the
gate. If you do not have a pass, there will be a fee but I don't know how much
it is. Mesa departure point to Globe hwy 60, 72 miles 1 hour 30
min Globe to Safford hwy 70, 77 miles 1 hour 30 minutes Safford to Wilcox hwy
191, 46 miles 45 minutes Wilcox to Monument hwy 191, 45 miles 45 minutes
Monument to Bisbee hwy 191 to Douglas and hwy 80 to Bisbee 50 miles 45 minutes
There is still time to join in this tour if you are not
already signed up. Rooms are being held at the Copper Queen until April 15th.
Just email me and let me know you want to join in.
This is probably the last update we will have on this
tour. If you have questions, just drop me an email.
Paul Ebeyer, President
Prior amended posting
We recently sent out an email calling attention to the
2007 BEAT Tour on April 21 and 22. Any of our members who are interested are
encouraged to attend the event as they wish. Since that memo was sent, John
Blezenski has offered us an alternative exclusive club tour for the same dates.
His idea would be an overnight trip to the Chiricahua National Monument with an
overnight stay in Bisbee or Silver City NM. If we stay in Silver City, there is
a spectacular return route that the Dunns are familiar with and they can route
that part out for us. (I just drafted them into this) This is a very scenic tour
for the most part and would be a first for our club to visit the
We look forward to seeing many of our "regulars"
and hopefully some new members as well.
We decided to meet in Mesa for a 9 AM departure on
Saturday April 21st at the SE
corner of US 60 and Stapley Drive. There is a Starbucks and that is where we
will gather the cars.
We'll be heading East to Globe on Hwy 60 and we'll most
likely take a 15 minute comfort break at a gas station on the East end of town.
We'll most likely drive right through Safford without stopping but this could
Next stop is Wilcox for lunch then on to the Chiricahua
Monument. The final leg on day one will be the trip from the Monument to Bisbee.
mesa to globe hwy 60 >>> 72 miles 1 hour 30
globe to Safford hwy 70>>> 77 miles 1 hour 30
Safford to Wilcox hwy hwy 191>>> 86 miles 1 hour
Wilcox to Chiricahua monument hwy
Monument to Bisbee hwy 191 to Douglas and hwy 80 to Bisbee
>>> aprx 50 miles 45 minutes
Anyone joining in after 3.12/07 will have to contact Paul
Ebeyer for hotel reservation information. You can reach me at email@example.com
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