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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…

Japanese man plans to retrace Andy Payne’s Bunion Derby trek

A Japanese ultramarathon runner later this month┬áplans┬áto retrace Andy Payne’s steps during the 1928 International Transcontinental Foot Race, better known as the Bunion Derby. Atsuyuki Katsuyama, a native of Japan who lives in Thailand, will begin the 3,400-mile trek from…

Route 66 by bicycle

Route 66 by bicycle

Andre Slabbert of the Cayman Islands last fall completed a 2,351-mile trip on Route 66 by bicycle in a bit less than month. That feat is remarkable enough, but he did it just three months after damaging ligaments in his knee…

Illinois launches new Route 66 motor festival

Illinois launches new Route 66 motor festival

Illinois Route 66 hosts its Red Carpet Corridor Festival in the northern part of the state each May. This June, a Blue Carpet Corridor Festival will celebrate the southern part of the Mother Road in the Land of Lincoln. According…

Southern California 66 by motorcycle

Southern California 66 by motorcycle

Jamie Robinson of MotoGeo, a former racer, and a cameraman put together this good 13-minute video about Route 66 in Southern California on a Honda CB500X motorcycle. The filming must have happened very recently, because the historic Cucamonga Service Station…

“Kids on 66″ e-book is updated

“Kids on 66″ e-book is updated

Emily Priddy’s “Kids on 66″ e-book that’s available on the Amazon Kindle platform has been updated just in time for the 2015 tourism season on Route 66. Here’s the description: This edition of Route 66 for Kids, newly updated for…

Images and music

Once in a great while, you stumble onto a video where the music and footage mesh together so well, you don’t want it to end. This video by Morgan Litli and music by Sleeping At Last is one of those…

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