Video – Motorcycle Ride over Donner Summit

Here’s a relaxing ride on the Lincoln Highway/US 40 starting just west of Donner Summit in California.

The motorcycles (one following another) head east, top the summit, cross the Rainbow Bridge (site of the recent bear rescue), and pull over for a view of Donner Lake below. Then it’s back of the road among the pine trees and gentle curves as the highway descends the mountain. Much smoother than most videos shot form a moving vehicle. Note that the bridge is a later alignment – the original Lincoln Highway curved under the tracks of the Transcontinental Railroad, to the right of the bridge, and can still be walked.

Video by Mellowmike43, added August 2007, with music by Arlo Guthrie.

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One Response to “Video – Motorcycle Ride over Donner Summit”

  1. John Says:


    Awesome video! Next time I’m out there (there will be a next time!), I’ll have to try and take a video of some of my trip. Having not been to that area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I was extremely impressed by the natural beauty!

    Thank you for the comments on my site. I’ll keep checking in with your site for updates along the Lincoln Highway.


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