Wife and I road to the Alameda Fairgrounds to watch, found a perfect spot to curb sit across from the grandstands. Perfect viewing, nice people / residents around us, and dodging that car traffic on the way back was priceless. Stopped off for late night happy hours in P-town, still bumper to bumper when we left and flew home a few liquid lbs heavier.
Man, people don't know what they are missing. Sure, if you have kids or non-riders you are forced to get in your car; but it's so nice to leave that hunk of metal in the garage and really get out into the warm nights of summers.