Prescott - Gurley Street
We’ll meet at 9:00AM at Albertson's parking lot
on Carefree Hwy about 1/4 mile east of Interstate 17, north side of the
street and we’ll depart at 9:15.
We'll head west on carefree Hwy to Grand Ave and
then north to Wickenburg where we will have a 15 minute comfort break at
McDonalds. Departing McDonalds take the first traffic circle and follow
About 10 miles out of Wickenburg, the road
forks, Hwy 89 to the right will take you to Prescott,
the left fork will take you to
Kingman (don’t go there). We
will drive the usual route up through Yarnell Hill and Hwy 89 to
Prescott through the Prescott National Forest. which is always a scenic
and fun drive on very twisty roads.
Watch your speed on
Yarnell Hill as "Arizona's Finest" may be lurking about. Previous
trips on this route usually have a promise of cooler weather once
we hit the town of Yarnell. If your top is up and you want to lower it,
this is a good place to do it and we'll stop the caravan to accommodate
this. Please keep your club radio tuned in for instructions.
The balance of the
drive is pretty straight forward until we arrive at the outskirts of
Prescott. We will be entering the town from Hwy 89 which becomes White
Spar Rd for a short distance and then becomes Montezuma Street. Stay on
Montezuma Street past Goodwin St and Whiskey row, the Courthouse will be
on your right. The next street is Gurley, turn left and drive about 1/4
mile. The Grill will be on your right hand side at the corner of Gurley
Street and Granite. There is a large bank owned parking lot NW of the
Grill with suitable parking. You can see the lot when you turn right off
Gurley St on to Granite, the lot will be 45 degrees to your left.
If you get lost phone the Grill at 928 445 3388 or try to call up
another member on the club radio.
We have the patio reserved for our club, just
mention the BMW Z Series Club. We can order off the regular menu.
Some of the members may elect
to drive home on the freeway and others will return on the same route as
when coming up. This can be determined during the lunch so we will
all know where we are supposed to be and when. We'll fill the fuel tanks
in Prescott after lunch the best place is the Shell station on Grove
street. When you leave the Grill drive 3 short blocks west on Gurley
street to Grove St and turn north about 3 short blocks and the Shell
station will be right in front of you. We will plan to meet up there for
the return trip.
Please have a full fuel tank at the start and remember your club name
tag and radio.
If you are taking the freeway home take Gurley Street east to Hwy 69 and
then on to interstate 17.
(Sorry I can't join you on this one I will be 3 days post op)
Paul Ebeyer, President
Arizona BMW Z Series Club