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Cycling groups plans trip on length of Route 66

Cycling groups plans trip on length of Route 66

The Adventure Cycling Association, which last spring published at set of Route 66 maps for those wanting to travel the Mother Road by bicycle, is planning a nearly two-month ride on more than 2,500 miles of Route 66 starting in April.…

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Route 66 boasts the World’s Smallest Bike Shop

Route 66 boasts the World’s Smallest Bike Shop

A lot of Route 66 businesses need a gimmick to draw customers. The Fanning 66 Outpost in Missouri once boasted the World’s Largest Rocker. Pops in Arcadia, Oklahoma, boasts the world’s largest soda bottle. The Velo in Claremont, California, goes…

Normal plans to improve Route 66 Bike Trail

Normal plans to improve Route 66 Bike Trail

Normal, Illinois, plans to spend $260,000 for a multi-use trail connecting the Route 66 Bike Trail at  Towanda Avenue and Shelbourne Drive to Old Route 66, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. The project, part of a bigger project to connect an old Route…

“Route 66 Bicycle Tourism”

“Route 66 Bicycle Tourism”

By Emily Priddy Route 66 communities looking for ways to attract tourists with a fondness for mom-and-pop businesses might want to start courting cyclists. S.J. Morrison, director of marketing and planning for Madison County Transit in Illinois, said trail users…

Motorist attacks cyclist on Sapulpa’s Ozark Trail

Motorist attacks cyclist on Sapulpa’s Ozark Trail

A New York cyclist exploring the Old Ozark Trail alignment of Route 66 near Sapulpa, Oklahoma, when he was attacked by an inexplicably enraged motorist, according to the Tulsa World. Jeffrey Tanenhaus, 35, of Scarsdale, New York, who became bored…

James Cracknell’s near-fatal accident, five years later

Longtime readers may remember hearing about British gold medalist James Cracknell, who was seriously injured during a cycling accident in July 2010 on Route 66 near Winslow, Arizona. A side mirror of a passing vehicle struck Cracknell in the head,…

Brits cycling Route 66 for charity injured in wreck

Brits cycling Route 66 for charity injured in wreck

Three British cyclists who were riding Route 66 to raise money for three charities suffered injuries that required hospitalization after they were rear-ended by a truck Monday night. William Corran, Ewan Stott, and James Watkins were taken to Mercy Joplin…

County applying for grants to rebuild dozens of Mojave Desert bridges

County applying for grants to rebuild dozens of Mojave Desert bridges

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is embarking on an ambitious plan to rebuild dozens of bridges on a 118-mile stretch of Route 66 and resurface the road from Daggett, California, to Essex, California, according to the Desert Dispatch…

A closer look at the Bicycle Route 66 map set

A closer look at the Bicycle Route 66 map set

I’m no cycling aficionado, but I’ll confidently say the Bicycle Route 66 map series from the nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association will be absolutely indispensable for any cyclist considering travel on the Mother Road. The maps aren’t just a bunch of…

Bicycling Route 66 nearly 20 years ago

In recent years, this site has seen increasing interest in bicycling the length of Route 66. That interest undoubtedly will increase with the recent publication of the Bicycle Route 66 map series by the Adventure Cycling Association. However, cycling Route…

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