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California is where the National Pony Express Association began in 1978. It was the Western Terminus of the historic Pony Express Route. It has both the Overland and Water Route of the Pony Express Trail beginning in San Francisco. The California Division participates in the Annual Re-Ride in June, has monthly General Meetings, and is active in trail work, preservation and interpretation, community groups and school visits, parades, and trail rides.

Little-known gems among Sacramento State’s eye-catching landmarks….

FIVE-MILE STATION, Pony Express historic marker, Guy West Plaza The Five-Mile Station marker shows a notable stop on the Pony Express, Continue Reading

Pony Express Christmas Card Ride Comes to the Sacramento History Museum

The Pony Express Rides into Old Sacramento Saturday, December 11th The Christmas Card Ride is back this year! The run, Continue Reading

Some areas see devastation from Caldor Fire over the Sierra

…………..  This section of the Sierra Nevada is a historic one, as the first California State Highway was created in 1896, Continue Reading

UPDATE 6-Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages on

………… Over the next two days, firefighters waged an all-out battle to save South Lake Tahoe and nearby communities, including the, Continue Reading

Crews save California town near Lake Tahoe; wildfire rages

……………………. The smaller, unincorporated village of Meyers – a former trading post and onetime Pony Express station a few miles away, Continue Reading

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2022 National Re-Ride Schedule

2022 California Re-Ride Schedule yet TBA

All times in PDT

Wednesday June 16, 2021

Old Sacramento 2:00 PM
Folsom Museum 6:29 PM
El Dorado Y 9:53 PM
Hangtown Chamber of Commerce 11:02 PM

Thursday June 17, 2021

Sportsman’s Hall                                              12:51AM
Woodfords Station, California 1:00 PM


Click here to print schedule.

  • President - Rich Tatman
  • Vice President - Carolyn Gilmore
  • Secretary - Michele Harris
  • Treasurer - Marcia Stump
  • Member at Large - Cindy Shields
  • Member at Large - Jack Davis
  • Member at Large - Gordon Crowder