About the Organization


The Ridge Route Preservation Organization (RRPO) is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit corporation committed to educating the public to the importance of California’s historic 1915 Ridge Route Highway, an engineering marvel that prevented California from separating into two separate states.

Seventeen point six miles of the original road were recorded onto the National Register on September 25, 1997 and our intent is to solicit federal, state, and private support to restore the road that has been void of maintenance since 1933.

We will accomplish these goals through advocacy, public relations, legislation, fund raising events, and our worldwide web site.

Michael F Ballard, President

Principle Officers:

  • Michael F Ballard, President
  • Vacant , Secretary
  • Richard Valot , Treasurer
  • Fatima Bugharin, Research Director
  • Harrison I. Scott, Director