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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…

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…

New road would partly restore old section of Route 66

The Phelps County commissioners may apply for a grant to build a north outer road near Interstate 44 that would partially restore an old section of Route 66 near Rolla, Missouri, according to The Leader Journal newspaper in St. James, Missouri. The new…

Google Maps Street View comes to the Grand Canyon

Route 66 fans often use Street View on Google Maps to vicariously travel the Mother Road, as this demonstration video from 2010 shows: Now, Street View has arrived at one of the most popular side trips for Route 66 travelers…

A man’s trip on Route 66 in 1967

Magnum Redux, a self-proclaimed “writer, artist, published author, car lover, gun nut, professional musician, and nostalgia expert” on YouTube, describes a trip he took on Route 66 in 1967 from Joplin, Mo., to Santa Monica, Calif. He also gives a…

Meteor City Trading Post’s final business day is Dec. 23

Meteor City Trading Post, located off old Route 66 west of Winslow, Ariz., announced today on its Facebook page its final day of business will be Dec. 23. The message read: AS much as it saddens me I have to…

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