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Bike MS ride pedals to Oklahoma Capitol

The annual Bike MS Oklahoma Mother Road Ride finished on Sunday with riders pedaling to the Oklahoma Capitol in Oklahoma City. Here’s a report from KJRH-TV of the annual Tulsa-to-OKC bicycle ride. According to the report, 700 to 750 riders…

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From Texas via Canada

The Tone Dogs are based in Canada, but play what they call “Texas rock ‘n’ blues.” Here’s their take of Bobby Troup’s most well-known song.

Hello from the Philippines

This is the Siony Jazz Trio (even though there’s four members) in the Philippines, performing Bobby Troup’s best-known song.

Endurance athlete talks about his Route 66 accident

British endurance athlete James Cracknell wrote a column for The Telegraph in London about his serious cycling accident on Route 66 in Arizona in July. According to initial reports, Cracknell suffered a fractured skull when a truck hit him when…

Hello from Germany

Here’s a jazzier take of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66” by the Germany-based Stevie Woods & The Voyagers. Woods scored a Top 30 hit in the early 1980s with “Steal the Night” as an R&B singer. He later relocated to Germany.…

Aldermen urge saving or replacement of bridge

Aldermen for the City of Eureka, Mo., passed a resolution on Tuesday urging the repair or replacement of the Meramec River Route 66 Bridge at Route 66 State Park, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Missouri Department of Transportation…

Former owner of Catoosa restaurant dies

Carol Ham, the former co-owner of the Lil’ Abner’s Dairyette drive-in restaurant on Route 66 in Catoosa, Okla., died last week at age 66, reported the Tulsa World. Ham and her mother,┬áBea Yocham Smith, ran the restaurant from 1959 until…

Meet some of the riders on the H.O.G. cruise

A film crew caught up with a few of the participants in Tulsa in the Harley Owners Group’s recent cruise of Route 66, including “Route 66: The Mother Road” author Michael Wallis. By the way, I think Wallis was kidding…

Petroglyphs vandalized near Williams

Forest rangers are looking for someone who spray-painted several ancient petroglyphs east of Route 66 near Williams, Ariz., reported the Prescott Daily Courier. A hiker discovered Aug. 26 that vandals had defaced one of the detailed rock art panels at…

Pay a visit to Waldmire’s VW

If you miss seeing the late Bob Waldmire‘s Volkswagen minibus, you’ll have a chance to pay it a visit this weekend at the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield, Ill. According to the Springfield State Journal-Register: The 1972…

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