Route 66 News

Panel advances Oklahoma Route 66 bike trail bill

The Oklahoma Legislature’s House Transportation Committee advanced a measure Wednesday that would create an approximate 90-mile “Historic Bike Trail” along Route 66 from Sapulpa to Edmond. The committee passed House Bill 2049 by a 14-5 margin. It is now on…

‘No chance’ marathon organizer will be rehired

Joplin’s city manager said there was “no chance” Dean Reinke would be rehired as the director of the 2011 Mother Road Marathon, according to a report in the Joplin Globe. In an e-mail headlined “A Special Message from the Mother…

Exploring the Inland Empire’s Route 66

Here’s a good video about The Magic Lamp Inn restaurant, which has graced Route 66 in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., since 1955. This is part of the ongoing Inland Empire Explorer series. Here are more Route 66-related videos about Sierra Bakery…

A tour down Route 66 in Missouri

This 22-minute video on the Mother Road in Missouri features irreverent hosts Jeremy Wood and Diane Robertson. The television show is called “Just Down the Road.” Other episodes can be viewed online at its website. Like this:Like Loading…

Rust in peace

Stumbled onto this segment from the “AAA Presents Highroads with Dan Davis” television program in Arizona about the photography artwork of Cheyenne Rouse: Rouse’s work features a lot of old vehicles along Route 66. You can see her “Rust in…

Harvey House in Barstow marks 100 years

The landmark Harvey House in Barstow, Calif., is marking its centennial, and a  celebration is planned in the coming weeks, according to the Desert Dispatch newspaper. [T]he Chamber is planning a community-wide carnival style celebration of the Harvey House’s 100th…

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