Events

Announcements of and information about Chapter events and activities can be found here.

Typical events are:

  • Membership meetings - Chapter meetings occur each quarter and are announced weeks in advance.

  • Tours - The Chapter sponsors automobile tours of the Lincoln Highway at least annually.

  • Presentations - Often in conjunction with other historical and community organizations, topics can vary but focused primarily on state, local, transportation and roadway history.

  • Member activities and projects  -  Activities include those that promote, increase public awareness and benefit local communities, the Nevada Chapter and the National Lincoln Highway Association.

Carson to Tahoe Lincoln Highway Trail Bike Ride:  Saturday, August 22, 2020

The California Chapter will host a ride from Carson City to Lake Tahoe on the Lincoln Highway.  The event will be led by Neil Rodriguez and is intended for small displacement trail bikes.  The ride is planned for 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Contact Neil for more details at 408-374-6288, cell: 408-506-6288 or Neil_Rodrigues@yahoo.com.

Fun, Historical and Scenic Mountainous Trail Bike Ride for small displacement Trail Bikes. ~60 miles round trip. Experienced dirt riding abilities are necessary.  BRING A CAMERA!

Neil Rodrigues leads you on a section of one of the earliest roads across America –The Lincoln Highway!

We meet in Carson City Nevada at the 1928 Lincoln Highway Directional Marker for a group photo, then we head out on dirt roads to travel to South Lake Tahoe for lunch.  Along the way we will be riding a section of the 1913-1928 Lincoln Highway, seeing road infrastructure and views which made up this road and traveling as they did in the early days

of crossing the country. We will then ride the ridge across the top of the Sierra Mountains with spectacular views, with a stop for lunch in South Lake Tahoe.

 

Bikes must be Street Legal, and in good running condition.  There currently is no planned sweep vehicle for this ride.

Riders must have confident dirt riding experience.

 

This is a slow Trail Bike Ride to have outdoor fun with our small trail bikes.  This event is designed for Honda Trail 90s/110s, Yamaha 80s thru125s, and Kawi ‘Trail-whackers’ and Suzuki TS/TC Trail Bikes of small displacement.  Please no large bikes - Large dirt bikes will not enjoy the slow pace of this ride.  There are some challenging dirt sections, yet doable for all who have had dirt riding experience.  There are some road sections, but not for very long distances.

Temporarily Cancelled
Crossing the Sierras with TC Wohlbruck:  Saturday, June 6, 2020

Due to concerns for the coronavirus pandemic, this presentation has been cancelled.  Please check back for a rescheduled date in the near future. 

 

Trey Pilsenberger, Vice President of the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association, will present "Crossing the Sierras with TC Wohlbruck and his Canteen Service Stations" at 2:00 pm, Sparks Heritage Museum, 814 Victorian Avenue, Sparks,  (775) 355-1144.

TC. Wohlbrück was a photographer who arrived in California in 1912 from Massachusetts after getting a divorce in Reno.  While traveling around the state in his automobile taking school class photos, he realized that cars needed regular oil and water top offs as well as gasoline.  Being an entrepreneur, he addressed the problem by building what he called a “Lookout” and “Canteen Service Station” at Emigrant Gap along the Lincoln Highway’s northern California route over Donner Summit. Wohlbrück would go on to build other Canteens.  Using Wohlbrück’s wonderful real photograph postcards of the Sierra, this program will tell the story about this enterprising photographer.

 

Trey Pitsenberger is a horticulturist at The Golden Gecko Garden Center, his nursery in Garden Valley just outside Placerville, California. Trey and his wife Monica have a keen interest in history and started their YouTube channel, "Adventures in California History" to share that interest. Trey is the current Vice-President of the California chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association, as well as Field Secretary for signage in California. 

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Love to explore the great Nevada outdoors?  Excited about discovering old trailways and byways?  Do once vibrant but now abandoned pioneer settlements stimulate your interest?   Then you will be in great company with folks like us with much love for transportation, local and state history. 

 

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