Road Trip Series 2014

posted Apr 2, 2014, 8:06 PM by NorthStarBMW Driving Tours Coordinator   [ updated Mar 12, 2015, 9:06 PM by NS Webmaster: Kenny ]
2014 Road Trip

There's no better way to enjoy your "Ultimate Driving Machine" than to get out on a road trip. It's even better when you venture out with fellow club members. Summers in Minnesota are brief. Make plans to hit the road and join the fun!

This year we have five day trips planned. All are now available for registration by their respective registration links below.

Lanesboro Loop

When: Saturday, May 17th @ 9:00 a.m.
Where: Cottage Grove Kohl’s (7990 Hardwood Ave. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016)

Loop through the back roads of southern Minnesota on this extended day-long drive. First we’ll explore the Hiawatha Apple Blossom loop near Winona then head down to the Lanesboro area for lunch at Riverside on the Root with a bonus stop on the way back at Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery. Departs from Cottage Grove Kohl’s.

Vino in the Valley

When: Saturday, June 21st @ 3:00 p.m.
Where: Woodbury Staples (9885 Hudson Pl., Woodbury, MN 55125)

Trek over to the Wisconsin side of the river and discover Vino in the Valley. We’ll have an entertaining drive on back roads followed by a leisurely dinner. Waits can be long, but when it’s this good, there no reason to rush. Departs from Woodbury Staples.

Road to Paradise

When: Saturday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodbury Staples (9885 Hudson Pl., Woodbury, MN 55125)

Get away to the lake and enjoy dinner at the beautiful Paradise Landing Restaurant. Located on the south shore of Balsam Lake, WI the restaurant features a large outdoor patio and an extensive menu.  For dessert it’s Nelson’s Ice Cream in Stillwater. Yum!  Departs from Woodbury Staples

River Road Pizza Run

When: Saturday, August 16th at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Cottage Grove Kohl’s (7990 Hardwood Ave. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016)

Explore the back roads on the WI side of the Mississippi for some spectacular driving. Hidden in the rolling hills we’ll find the Nelson Stone Barn, a wood-fired, brick oven eatery that serves incredible pizza in an amazing setting Departs from Cottage Grove Kohl’s.

Grand German Adventure

When: Saturday, September 20th at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Shakopee Kohl’s (1529 17th Ave E, Shakopee, MN 55379)

Soak up the German heritage of New Ulm on this full-day trip. We’ll visit Hermann the German on the hill ($2), tour Schell’s Brewery ($4) and dine at Veigel’s Kaiserhoff Great food to enjoy with your BMW friends! Departs from Shakopee Kohl’s.

Registration Details

There is no cost to register. You are responsible for any meals, gas, lodging and admission fees.

Questions? Please email

And remember, drive safe and sober, obey the rules, and try not to scratch the paint.