If you do decide to cross Nevada on Hwy. 50 be sure to pick up your official
HWY 50 Survival Guide. It has a lot of great info on what to see as you pass
through six towns (you would not want to miss the Shoe Tree) and the
Great Basin National Park. Pick-up the book at the start of your ride and have
it stamped at each of the six towns that you will stop at. Send in the back
flap of the book when you complete the trip and the State of Nevada will
send you a "I Survived HWY 50" certificate signed by the Governor.
Be prepared. Some of the towns are over 110 miles apart with nothing
in between. No gas stations, no houses, no traffic, nothing but scenery.
This road is not just flat, some of the summits you will cross are over 7000 feet high.
After leaving Fallon it's 90 miles to Austin. I'm the only one on the road and
I'm starting to feel pretty adventurous to be riding Hwy. 50 alone on a motorcycle
but then up ahead I can see someone on the side of the road and as I pass them
I can see that they are riding a bicycle........a BICYCLE!!!!
Hwy. 50 on a bicycle now that's an adventure.
I recieved my certificate and a I Rode pin.
This was an interesting road, an adventure with some history.