More than 1,000 engines will rev at San Bernardino’s Rendezvous Back to Route 66

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In downtown San Bernardino for the third consecutive year, the 5th annual Rendezvous Back to Route 66 is expected to draw more than 1,000 custom and classic cars, topping last year’s turnout.

Organizers expect more than 25,000 guests at the daylong celebration of the city’s roots.

Presented by the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce and the city of San Bernardino, the Rendezvous is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and will have entertainment, food and merchandise and three beer gardens. >> Read the full article

Route 66 rendezvous

Have you registered? Over 1000 of your friends have, don't miss out!

The 5th annual Return to Rendezvous marks our 3rd year of returning to Downtown San Bernardino, “where it all began”. As of this writing there are almost 900 cars pre-registered and registrations are pouring in every day. Last year the final count of cars was 932, and the estimated crowd of up to 30K walked the streets and enjoyed the day. This year we anticipate up to 1200 cars and the crowd, well it will be huge again. So, get your registrations in fast, remember it’s first come first served and it’s assigned parking. If you wish to park with someone or a group please note that on every registration.

We will once again have the pre-check in the Friday before at the Inland Empire Truck Store or the old Kennedy Cadillac building if you prefer, times will be announced later. The Poker run will take place again and is being finalized as well as several other fine details. We will have another beer garden totaling three now and the route has been altered to accommodate more vendors and our “First Responders Row” The “Open Header”, “Show Off” hour will be held once again stay tuned for the details. 

We just wanted to give a quick update on the proceedings, if you have any questions feel free to contact us on FB @ or call the Chamber @Phone: 909.885.7515
Fax: 909.384.9979

Thank you everyone for participating! It’s not long before Downtown turns into “The Rendezvous”

Rendezvous Back To Route 66


Brief History

The Rendezvous Back to Route 66 came about after the San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau's Route 66 Rendezvous lost all the funding from the City after 22 years. Throughout those years, the Rendezvous brought thousands of people to the four day event. The San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce, in 2013, decided to keep the spirit of the Route 66 Rendezvous alive by putting together a two day classic car show held at the San Manuel Stadium. After the success of the Great Race event this past June, the City offered to help bring the Rendezvous back to the streets of Downtown on the same foot print as the 2015 Great Race. This year's expanded event will have a lot of similarities to last year's Rendezvous back to Route 66 event, including a great cruise route, fantastic food, two beer gardens, kids activities, lots of vendors and of course, hundreds of beautiful custom and classic cars all rolled into a one day event. 

The funds from this event go toward business support services offered by the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce.

You can get more event information by calling the Chamber office at (909) 885-7515.  If you would like to be a volunteer, please call the chamber office.


Event Location

We are happy to be able to maintain the same event area this year. We are anticipating 1000 vehicles this year. The event borders are "E" Street to the West, 5th Street to the North, Arrowhead to the East and 2nd Street to the South.

For direction to the event area.

The cruise route will wind itself around and through the event area. The approved route is 2nd St to Arrowhead Ave., north to 5th, West on 5th to "E" St, South on "E" St, East on 4th St. to D St, South on D to 2nd St., East on 2nd to Arrowhead Ave. Approximately 1.3 miles.

2017 Cruise route


Court Street Square

Court Street Square will be the activity center of this year's event. The Court Street Stage area will be the location of the CARtoberfest (Beer Gardens) where the brew will be flowing.

Ford DisplayCourt Street Square parking lot will be filled with food and merchandise vendors. The vendors are being taken off the streets to leave room for the beautiful cars and more room to cruisin. We believe there will be something for everyone.

Beer GardensBeer Garden

We have three Beer Gardens at this year's event. Located at Court Street Square, the front of City Hall and on Courst St. between "D" St & Arrowhead Ave.

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