Glenn Lucky’s tricycle rides into State Museum
June 14, 2016
The 18-speed tricycle that Douglas County resident Glenn Lucky rode through a dozen states over three months to raise more than $10,000 for cerebral palsy research will go on display at the Nevada State Museum.
Lucky rode the vehicle on a mission from Nevada's state capital to the nation's capital in 1988.
Lucky has been challenged by cerebral palsy all his life, but it has never slowed him down.
The vehicle he used to make his incredible journey was put on display at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, just in time to celebrate last weekend's Epic Ride bicycle event through Northern Nevada.
Lucky's 3,648-mile cross-country ride began in the 1980s but his transportation treks have continued for some time.
Motorists along Highway 395 between Carson City and Indian Hills will recognize him as the advertising business owner who rides his wheels day in and day out through all the weather Nevada has to offer.
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Behind him, he carries ads for businesses who support him.
"Along the way, he visited children's hospitals and collected donations to help patients. His spirit and positive attitude inspire people," said Bob Nylen, the museum's curator of history. "We know Glenn is an important Nevadan and wanted to help tell his story. We are grateful to have his historic tricycle in our collection and hope people will come see it when they are near."
The Nevada State Museum, Carson City is at 600 N. Carson St. Visit nevadaculture.org for more information or call 775-687-4810.