MINI USA today announced the official route for the 2016 “MINI TAKES THE STATES” rally. The biennial cross-country owners rally starts at Road Atlanta in northeast Georgia on July 9, 2016, and finishes at the Thermal Club in Palm Springs, CA, on July 23, 2016.
The more than 4,000-mile adventure will take thousands of MINI owners and enthusiasts up the east coast, across the Great Plains and over the Rocky Mountains before arriving in Southern California. The rally will pay tribute to MINI's motorsports heritage by hosting driving experiences at several professional race tracks along the way.
“MINI TAKES THE STATES is one of the most anticipated experiences that the MINI community takes part in” said David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas. “Owning a MINI is about being a part of a community and never is that more evident than during MINI TAKES THE STATES.”
According to MINI USA, “MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016 will leave Atlanta making stops in Charlotte, NC, Richmond, VA, and Baltimore, MD. The route then turns slightly west heading towards stops in Pittsburgh, PA, and Detroit, MI. The group of owners and MINI employees will then head north and cross over the legendary Mackinac Bridge, considered to be a rite of passage for thousands of MINI owners who have participated in the biennial MINI on the Mack event before arriving in St. Ignace, MI.
After crossing over into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula the route heads along the banks of Lake Michigan to Green Bay, WI, before heading west for stops in Minneapolis, MN, and Sioux Falls, SD. The rallying MINI owners will then motor across the Great Plains and through the Black Hills where they’ll make a pit stop in Sturgis, SD, home of the legendary motorcycle rally. The route then heads south for the final legs of the epic journey making stops in Cheyenne, WY, Park City, UT, and Las Vegas, NV, before finally crossing the finish line in Palm Springs, CA.”
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