A few of my Long Distance Friends learned about George Wyman and in just a few years have created a significant tribute and memorial to George Wyman the first person to ride a motorcycle across America.
George Adams Wyman (July 3, 1877 – November 15, 1959) was the first person to make a transcontinental crossing of the United States by motor vehicle. In 1903, Wyman rode his 1902 California Motorcycle Company motor bicycle from San Francisco to New York City in 51 days, finishing 20 days before Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first person to cross the continent by automobile
To support the project there were opportunities to donate funds to erect Waypoint Signs and at historically important places Bronze Plaques placed.
My wife and I have funded the Waypoint Sign and Bronze Plaque at Emigrant Pass, California. The Wyman Waypoint sign is mounted at the store at Emigrant Pass. It is mounted to the outside of the building between the Burger King entrance and the convenience store entrance. Inside the store is the site narrative, framed, and posted near the front door with the other historical items for Emigrant Pass. The Wyman Memorial Plaque will be mounted at the Store.
Here is a points along the way plan for the cross continent ride.
The grid coordinates of the 519.1 Emigrant’s Pass Meal Stop waypoint is in the Grand Tour – Riders Guide Google Drive link: https://goo.gl/wGTQhv
Susan and I are proud of being Canadian and this Bronze Plaque is the only one funded by Canadians.
I hope when some of you are riding near Emigrant Pass your drop by, take a moment to honour George Wyman, reflect on what he accomplished and visit Canada's plaque.