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Illinois governor to lead motorcycle ride on Route 66 from Chicago area to Springfield

Illinois governor to lead motorcycle ride on Route 66 from Chicago area to Springfield

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will lead his annual Governor’s Ride to Springfield of motorcycles on Sept. 23, this time on Route 66 from Chicagoland, The DuKane and Lincoln Land A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois chapters are the official escorts for the ride,…

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This video for EagleRider┬áRoute 66 tours do as good of a job as selling the guided motorcycle-tour experience to prospective customers as anything I’ve seen. ITS Video, based in Miami (as in Florida, not the Route 66 town in Oklahoma),…

Route 66 makes an appearance in Mercedes Super Bowl ad

Route 66 makes an appearance in Mercedes Super Bowl ad

The Super Bowl ad for the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster takes a cue from the 1969 film “Easy Rider” and Steppenwolf’s hit song from the movie, “Born to Be Wild.” Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the visual punchline.…

Illinois Route 66 motorcycle license plate goes on sale

Illinois Route 66 motorcycle license plate goes on sale

The state of Illinois now is selling a Route 66 license plate made specially for motorcycles. Revenues from the new plate go to the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byways fund, which helps preserve and promote the old road in the…

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…

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…

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