We generally meet at a designated local parking area and then carpool to the event site which can be located nearby or several hours away. Trips start at the trailhead. Leaders are not permitted to organize carpools. Any carpool arrangements are private agreements between the driver and the passengers.
Most events take all day and are followed by an optional dinner at a restaurant on the drive back. Of course, all of this can vary depending the on event.
Riders are expected to reimburse drivers for the transportation expenses of the trip. We suggest $4 per each rider for each hour of driving (this can vary - ask your driver); plus, a share of any bridge tolls or parking fee incurred on the trip.