Skyline Drive Fall Foliage Mini Rally


Join us for a leisure and scenic drive along the Skyline!

Skyline entrance fee: $15 / car 

Since it will be quite a drive out to the Front Royal area anyone interested in breakfast is welcome to arrive early at Cracker Barrel starting at 8:30.

We will depart Cracker Barrel at 10:00 AM and head to the North Entrance of the Skyline (via Rt. 340 - south of the following cross streets):

S Royal Ave & E Criser Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630

If anyone would like to meet us at the Skyline North gate please wait for us in the pull off prior to the gate.  Please arrive with a full tank of gas as only one location is available for fuel once we are on the parkway (Mile Marker 52).

Approximate distance on Skyline: 70 miles

Current lunch location: Golden Corral of Harrisonburg, VA (2335 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801)

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  • Sandy

    What a fun day!

    2 · October 20, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Thank you to everyone for making the long drive out especially Sandy from Delaware. She gets the award for coming the furthest!

    3 · October 19, 2013

    • Rita

      I agree with Will, Mark. You and Kim are to be congratulated for organizing a great Run! As we say in Hawaiian, "Mahalo nui loa!"

      1 · October 19, 2013

    • JayJee66 (.

      It was a beautiful drive and a fun way to join the society of Mini nuts. Thanks for leading, Mark and Kim!

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Whales

    Thanks for a great ride Mark & Kimberly! Great seeing everyone and making new friends!

    2 · October 20, 2013

  • Rita

    The foliage was displaying its colorful Fall sympathy of colors in a spectacular array! I was in awe! Beautiful! Gorgeous!

    2 · October 19, 2013

  • Deborah M.

    I have been wanting to do a skyline drive run for over a year. It turned out fantastic. Thanks, Mark and Kim!

    4 · October 19, 2013

  • Will S

    Always a good time with my MINI friends

    3 · October 19, 2013

  • Ishmael

    I'm motoring at 66 and 17 now

    October 19, 2013

  • Terri R

    Completely late, but I'm coming. See you on the drive.

    October 19, 2013

  • Rita

    I am at Cracker Barrel...not a MINI in sight!!! Come on MINIs...MINI MAX is waiting! ha ha ha!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Will S

    On the road. A lil late, but I'm rollin' west.

    October 19, 2013

  • Michele G.

    So disappointed I can't come.

    October 19, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    So mad I can't go

    October 18, 2013

  • Sandy

    I'm not sure where we are staying yet. The radios I purchased were the Midland ones. The ones you guys recommended. :) We are attempted to get them "programed." Yikes! They are charged up.

    2 · October 18, 2013

    • Michele G.

      My friend can't leave until morning so I'll meet you all there!

      October 18, 2013

  • Sandy

    Hey Hey - some of us that are kinda far away are driving over tonight to Front Royal. This will be my first rally run with the radios. Hoping for some helpful hints over breakfast tomorrow to make sure we are tuned in for this amazing ride!

    1 · October 18, 2013

    • Will S

      Hey, you got your radios. What did you get?

      October 18, 2013

    • Michele G.

      I was thinking if doing that. Where are you staying?

      October 18, 2013

  • Will S

    I need a shotgun rider to hold the camera! :-)

    Skyline Drive reopens in time for peak fall foliage

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3484678

    October 18, 2013

  • Lawry

    Well rats! I have to back out because an event for which I'd already paid has switched dates to this Friday/Saturday. Take LOTS of pictures so I can pretend I was with you! Jason, can you film the run?

    October 17, 2013

    • Jason

      Yes, I'm going to try and get some footage from this and slap together another little vid. :) Sorry you can't make it!

      October 17, 2013

    • Lawry

      Thank Jason. I'm sorry too... the event I'm attending was supposed to be today/Friday and they moved it... sigh

      October 17, 2013

  • Bob & Joni C.

    Sorry to back out but we can't make the Skyline run after all. Have fun!

    October 17, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Sorry to miss, the leaves should be great, have friends coming in to town.

    October 17, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Please bring $15 cash for the gate to speed up entering the park.

    October 17, 2013

  • Bob & Joni C.

    It looks like the possibility of this run actually happening is going to go right down to the wire. Does anyone know if Skyline is one of the parks that reopened?

    October 16, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Tomorrow when the parks open i plan to contact the park to see if they will be open.

      October 16, 2013

    • Michele G.

      I hope so. This will be awesome!

      October 16, 2013

  • Jason

    Oh, it is so on! After getting my MINI just over a year ago, I now officially own it, lock sock and barrel! Last payment made yesterday. This will be mine and "Mr. Churchill's" celebratory run.

    3 · October 16, 2013

    • Lawry

      Yay Jason (and Mr. Churchill). It's gonna be great!!!

      October 16, 2013

    • Will S

      I think that calls for a celebration!

      October 16, 2013

  • Lawry

    I just realized that if I want breakfast at Cracker Barrel with the group, I have to LEAVE home at 6:45am.... meaning I gotta get up at 5:30am. Ack!!! :-(

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • Will S

      Yup yup. I will be there to fuel *me* up. A mans gotta eat, ya know!

      October 16, 2013

  • Rita

    Yeah for Jason! He's now a proud pappa w/o strings attached!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    October 16, 2013

  • Sandy

    Get Your Mini Motors Started!!!! Looks like there will be a Gov deal before the end of the week!!! Woo Hoo!

    2 · October 16, 2013

  • PAMELA J L.

    everybody have a good time... something came up I cant go..

    October 16, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Fingers crossed the government opens!

    2 · October 13, 2013

  • Minks

    I'll be working on the front lawn of the capital. :( I'd rather go on a cruise.

    October 10, 2013

    • Minks

      I'm a stagehand, I have no clue what's it for :/

      October 10, 2013

    • Lawry

      Well okay then... we'll have to schedule a MINIs Take the High Seas to work in that cruise!

      October 10, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Event will happen if the government shutdown ends in time as this is a federally run National Park with an admission of $15.

    October 6, 2013

    • Lawry

      I know some of you have other reasons for wanting the Fed to get back to work, but I'm keeping fingers crossed they figure things out SOON and don't mess with our run!!! LOL

      3 · October 6, 2013

    • Michele G.

      I hadn't even thought of that. I hope the stars are aligned and things go back to normal soon!

      October 8, 2013

  • Bruce & L.

    Sounds like a great rally - sorry we're going to miss it!

    September 29, 2013

  • Rita

    Skyline Drive takes me back to my ancestral roots...my father was pure Cherokee from the Blue Ridge Mountains. I know my heart will leap for joy traveling along his home turf! Don't be surprised if you find me doing an Indian Spirit Dance while driving! ha ha ha ha ha!

    2 · September 28, 2013

  • Bob & Joni C.

    We're in for the Skyline fun run.

    2 · September 25, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    Why is this stuff alwsys on a Saturday. Every time there's a meet I'd love to do I can't cause of wlrk.

    September 24, 2013

    • Mark S.

      The Rib run is on an upcoming Sunday...

      September 25, 2013

    • Lawry

      Yeah Kevin come get ribs!!! The run is SPECTACULAR and the ribs are yummy !!!

      September 25, 2013

  • Lawry

    Oh thank God! I need that extra hour's sleep!! Thanks Kim. :-)

    2 · September 24, 2013

    • Will S

      To each their own. I prefer the earlier start: get up, get out and get 'er done. Reminder, it's Virginia, the ride home will take longer because there will be traffic. Which reminds me a) what is the scheduled return/end time and b) what time is breakfast? :-)

      September 24, 2013

    • Will S

      NVM. Just read the details. Sorry about not RTFM first.

      1 · September 24, 2013

  • Obsessive

    As Tom and I stated, we will both be out of town so we are looking for a leader for this run as there seems to be quite a bit of interest. It is quite easy, pick a time and meeting place and caravan to the entrance. Don't forget to figure out where and when to feed the troops, they get quite surly without food! Let me know if you have questions, I am sure some of the veterans will sign up and help out.

    September 23, 2013

    • Will S

      "Surly without food". Maybe. :-) :-)

      September 24, 2013

  • Mark S.

    My intel tells me Kim might announce details very soon. Glad to see so much interest already!!

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Hmmm, I wonder who your intel is :-p

      September 24, 2013

  • Terri R

    Sound like fun and should be colorful by then. Fingers crossed for a day without rain. :)

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Whales

    Looks like we will be in town for this one! Looking forward to meeting other local Mini Fanatics...

    September 24, 2013

  • Jason

    Hell yeah!!!

    September 23, 2013

  • Sandy

    Kim seemed to have several suggestions already in mind, re the route and stop offs and a timeline. Maybe we should wait for her to chime in.

    September 23, 2013

  • Stephen P.

    Jane and are in if we can get this setup.

    September 23, 2013

  • larry

    Sounds like a great idea and looking forward to hooking up with other mini lovers

    September 23, 2013

  • larry

    Sounds like a great idea and looking forward to hooking up with other mini lovers

    September 23, 2013

  • Bob & Joni C.

    We might be interested. What are the details? Where, When, How Long?

    September 23, 2013

  • pepper187

    I moved to the area, i live just outside of waynesboro in Charlottesville near skyline drive and the national park. I know HR MINI is doing their FCR the weekend prior, but this sounds like another great opportunity to see the fall colors. Im in if this gets enough people to go!!!!

    September 23, 2013

  • Tom L.

    I too will be out of town but I'll announce this to see if we can generate some interest and figure out an itinerary.

    September 23, 2013

  • Obsessive

    I think this is a great idea, I personally will be out of town but lets see if there is any interest.

    September 23, 2013

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