This Saturday, April 30, the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association will host the first of four guided caravan cruises along the California route of the nation's first transcontinental highway. Each one-day cruise travels a different leg of the Lincoln Highway and features historic points of interest along the way:
Cruise 1 Â· 1913-27 Central Valley Route Â· From Sacramento to San Francisco, via San Joaquin Valley and the Altamont Pass (roughly paralleling I-580, I-205, and Route 99)
Cruise 2 Â· Sierra Nevada Southern Route Â· From Sacramento to Lake Tahoe, via Echo Summit and the Pioneer Trail (the US 50 corridor)
Cruise 3 Â· Sierra Nevada Northern Route Â· From Sacramento to Verdi, Nevada, via the Donner Pass and Dog Valley (paralleling I-80)
Cruise 4 Â· 1928 Central Valley Route Â· From Sacramento to San Francisco, via Sacramento Valley and across the Carquinez Strait (paralleling I-80)
Tours depart promptly at 9 a.m. from the Holiday Inn off I-80 at the Madison Avenue exit (5321 Date Ave, Sacramento, CA 95841). Participants can travel in cars, trucks, SUVs or motorcycles, and are provided with driving directions and walkie-talkies. The cruises stop at points of interest and break for lunch.
Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/ca/cruises/.