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Governor signs Illinois Route 66 motorcycle plate bill

Governor signs Illinois Route 66 motorcycle plate bill

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Saturday that allows motorcyclists to buy a special Illinois Route 66 license plate that benefits the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway fund. Rauner signed the bill at the historic Mahan service station at…

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A chat with Dries Bessels

KC Keefer’s Genuine Route 66 Life video series released its latest clip, an interview with Dries Bessels. Bessels co-founded the Dutch Route 66 Association in the Netherlands and guides motorcycle tours down Route 66 annually. It probably is safe to say Bessels…

Route 66-themed fiesta to replace Grants Fire & Ice Rally

A Route 66-themed fiesta is slated to replace the Fire & Ice Bike Rally in Grants, New Mexico, weeks after the mayor cast a tie-breaking vote to cancel the downtown motorcycle event after 15 years. The Cibola County Beacon reported…

An intriguing look at the Pony Bridge

An intriguing look at the Pony Bridge

There are plenty of videos on the Internet of the historic Pony Bridge on Route 66 near Bridgeport, Oklahoma. However, it’s likely you haven’t seen one from this angle. Pointing the camera behind a moving vehicle creates an interesting visual…

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…

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…

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…

More details about William Shatner’s motorcycle ride

More details about William Shatner’s motorcycle ride

A few more details emerged about William Shatner’s Chicago-to-Los Angeles ride later this month in a futuristic-looking, three-wheeled motorcycle made by Rivet Motors. Because of the relatively short schedule, it’s looking likely the star of the “Star Trek” television series and…

Dead Route 66 travelers in Springfield identified

Two men traveling Route 66 by motorcycle who were found dead last week in separate motel rooms in Springfield, Missouri, have been identified. According to The Guardian newspaper in London, James Bethel, 44, former leader of the Eurasian Natural Resources…

William Shatner soon will travel Route 66 in a space-age motorcycle

William Shatner, the actor best-known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” original television series and movies, is traveling Route 66 this summer, according to a story in a Canadian newspaper and a tweet from…

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