1917 Ride to Tahoe

A record-setting bike ride. Center for Sacramento History, Eugene Hepting Collection, 1985/024/5272
sacramento bike ride cyclist abbie budd

Sacramento cyclist Abbie Budd takes a break at the high point of his and fellow rider Gene Hepting’s record-setting journey from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe on Oct. 19, 1917. The pair made it to the lake in 17 hours and 29 minutes, mostly along dirt and sand roads, returning via bike the next day.