As an informal group of Mini enthusiasts, we do not require payment of dues.
To join, you must simply sign a waiver of liability form and participate in any of our events. You must carry your own insurance and are responsible for following all laws governing driving on public roads.
If you would like to be included in our blast emails about upcoming activities, send a note to Rod Dimmitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other than that, enjoy the drive!
Advice for Participating in Our Events
Two-way radios — SNMC members are encouraged to bring a two-way radio on all club runs. The radios provide car-to-car communication, which is useful when running in a group. The lead MINI will typically call out road hazards such as rocks in the road, or bicycle riders ahead. However, be mindful of laws against distracted driving.
These are FRS radios that are readily available at Wal-Mart and online at Amazon.com. FRS radios do not require a license to operate. They usually are sold in pairs and have rechargeable batteries. Like many Mini Cooper clubs, we use channel 7, sub-channel 21 (7-21).
Motorola is a popular brand of radio used by club members. They’ve proven to be reliable and are simple to program and operate. Midland is another popular brand. Expect to pay $50-$150 for a good pair of radios.
Waivers — SNMC members must have on file a waiver of liability before participating in driving events. Go to our Waiver page. You can print a copy of the waiver form, fill it out and sign it, and bring it to any SNMC event.
Gas — SNMC members are encouraged to fill their gas tanks prior to assembling for driving events. We do not anticipate holding up the beginning of an event while someone stops for gas. On particularly long runs, we will plan gas stops.
Facilities — SNMC members are encouraged to use restroom facilities prior to assembling for driving events. We do not anticipate holding up the beginning of an event while someone stops to use the facilities. On particularly long runs, we will plan rest stops along the way.