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Grants city council votes to not support bike rally

Grants city council votes to not support bike rally

The city council of Grants, New Mexico, voted this week — with the mayor casting the tiebreaker — to no longer support the Fire & Ice Bike Rally on Route 66 after concerns about public safety, according to the Cibola…

Galena needs volunteers to help plant trees on Route 66

Galena needs volunteers to help plant trees on Route 66

A few weeks ago, we told you about a Dutch arborist who was helping the Route 66 town of Galena, Kansas, plant trees, using the Groasis Waterbox method, in the city’s rugged soils degraded by decades of lead mining. Beginning at…

23,000 attend Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

23,000 attend Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

About 23,000 people visited downtown Springfield, Missouri, during the past weekend’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, only in its fifth year of existence. About 5,000 also attended the Route 66 parade during the festival, according to city officials cited Sunday…

Springfield stations go whole hog on Route 66 coverage

Springfield stations go whole hog on Route 66 coverage

To help publicize the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, this coming weekend, reporters and crews from the television sister stations KY3 / KSPR in town did a trip on Route 66 to see what’s there. Nice work…

Grants mayor wants to end Fire and Ice Bike Rally

Grants mayor wants to end Fire and Ice Bike Rally

Grants, New Mexico, Mayor Martin Hicks and several city councilors want to end the city’s annual Historic Route 66 Fire and Ice Bike Rally because of a spike in crime at the event last month and fears of a “major…

The Road Crew to perform, release CD at Springfield festival

The Road Crew to perform, release CD at Springfield festival

The Road Crew, a Nashville-based music group that’s been strongly associated with Route 66 for years, will perform at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, on Aug. 15-16 and release its new CD, “Under the Neon,” that…

Pond ceremony will honor man’s heroism over Route 66

Pond ceremony will honor man’s heroism over Route 66

The headquarters of a medical society on Monday will rename its pond after a man for his heroic — and ultimately fatal — deed over Route 66 exactly¬†85 years ago in the Chicago area. The North American Spine Society of…

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