Group Drive Advice

Below you will find some helpful tips on how to make the most of our group drives.

Two Way Radios (GMRS and FRS)
We recommend having two-way radios on all group drives. We use them help keep the group together and informed in addition to alerting others in the convoy of any potential road hazards such as road debris, cyclists, animals, etc. When looking to purchase a pair of radios, make sure they have the privacy codes (or subchannels) feature. We typically use Channel 7 with privacy code 21 for AMM drives.

Gas and Bathroom Breaks
We recommend arriving to the start location about 15 minutes before the departure time and with a full tank of gas. While we try to plan for a bathroom stop on any long drives, we recommend using the facilities before we start the drive.

Spacing Between MINIs
We try to keep the spacing small enough to prevent non-MINIs from getting in the convoy, but large enough to be safe. Just be mindful of the MINI in front and behind you

Stay in your lane
Never drive beyond your limits and comfort zone. Since most of our local drives include twisty moutain roads it is imperative that we all stay in our lane and do not cross the yellow or white lines. You never know what is coming around that corner.

Driving Lights
Please keeps your lights on while driving in the convoy.