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Bicycle Route 66 map set is now available

Bicycle Route 66 map set is now available

The long-awaited Bicycle Route 66 map set for cyclists who want to taste the Mother Road now is available from its creators, the Adventure Cycling Association. The association made the announcement Monday in a news release. A few nuggets I’ve gleaned…

California to allow bicycles on Interstate 40

California to allow bicycles on Interstate 40

The California Department of Transportation granted the Adventure Cycling Association‘s request to allow parts of Interstate 40 to be used as part of its upcoming Bicycle Route 66 Map, according a blog post Thursday from the association. The association had…

Association asks for help to open I-40 in California to cyclists

Association asks for help to open I-40 in California to cyclists

The Adventure Cycling Association is petitioning the California Department of Transportation to open Interstate 40 to cyclists because old Route 66 through the Mojave Desert is still closed due to flood damage and because the old Mother Road is too…

Man will ride a bicycle in a pink bra on Route 66

Starting in the spring, I hear about innumerable people attempting some sort of long-distance stunt on Route 66 to raise money — or awareness — for some cause. Because there are so many, they’re not mentioned here unless the stunt…

Suburban Chicago county approves Route 66 marketing plan

The board of Will County, Ill., recently approved a new marketing plan for a long-overlooked section of Route 66 from Joliet to Braidwood, reported the Southtown Star. The newspaper said: There is an “untapped tourism potential” here, and tying all…

Pasadena may narrow Colorado Boulevard

The city of Pasadena, Calif., may narrow Colorado Boulevard (aka Route 66) to make it more friendly for pedestrians and cyclists, reported the Los Angeles Times. Pasadena is considering plans to narrow portions of Colorado by as much as two…

Frenchman travels length of Route 66 on special bicycle

French cyclist Thierry Suptil last month became the first person to travel the 2,400-mile length of Route 66 in an ElliptiGO, an elliptical bicycle. According to a news release from the bicycle company:  Averaging 47 miles per day, it took him…

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