Nearly 330 miles in California added to U.S. Bicycle Route 66

The Adventure Cycling Association recently announced the designation of 18 new U.S. Bicycle Routes in five states, including nearly 330 miles in California to U.S. Bicycle Route 66. This is what is stated about the California section: USBR 66 (329.8 miles): Where possible, USBR 66 generally follows the historic U.S. Route 66. Beginning at the Arizona … Continue reading Nearly 330 miles in California added to U.S. Bicycle Route 66

Man aims to ride his unicycle down Route 66 for charity

A man is riding his unicycle down Route 66 from Chicago to Flagstaff, Arizona, to raise money for a charity that helped his family when he was seriously injured as a youngster. According to KY3 in Springfield, Missouri, 19-year-old Peter Frank is trying to cycle 30 miles a day. A tracking device he wears indicated … Continue reading Man aims to ride his unicycle down Route 66 for charity

Route 66 bike trail extension in Normal would link to Sprague’s Super Service station

The town council of Normal, Illinois, on Monday will consider whether to approve a bid for an extension of a bicycle trail along Route 66 that would connect to the historic Sprague's Super Service station. According to WGLT, an National Public Radio affiliate at Illinois State University: The roughly $471,000 contract would extend the trail … Continue reading Route 66 bike trail extension in Normal would link to Sprague’s Super Service station

U.S. Bicycle Trail bill in Oklahoma may face tough slog in legislature

A bill that would designate Route 66 in Oklahoma as part of the U.S. Bicycle Route faced skepticism from several lawmakers in the state legislature. According to a report in the Tulsa World, the Oklahoma Legislature's Transportation Committee advanced the bill "reluctantly": ODOT Director Tim Gatz and several legislators expressed concern about doing so given … Continue reading U.S. Bicycle Trail bill in Oklahoma may face tough slog in legislature

Lawmakers seek to designate Oklahoma Route 66 as U.S. Bicycle Route

An Oklahoma state legislator has introduced a bill that would designate all of Route 66 in the Sooner State as a U.S. Bicycle Route. State Rep. John Talley (R-Stillwater) listed in the Stillwater News Press a bunch of bills he has introduced for the legislative session that begins Feb. 1. This one caught my eye: … Continue reading Lawmakers seek to designate Oklahoma Route 66 as U.S. Bicycle Route

Cycle 66 tour and festival in Edmond announced for November 2021

The inaugural Cycle 66, a first-of-its-kind urban and rural bicycling tour and festival along historic Route 66, is set for November 2021, with diverse cycling routes showcasing the Mother Road via starting and finishing lines in vibrant downtown Edmond, Oklahoma. The Nov. 7, 2021, tour and festival is a charitable event that seeks to raise … Continue reading Cycle 66 tour and festival in Edmond announced for November 2021

Dirt 66 cycling, pedestrian trail to be built north of Springfield, Missouri

Construction on a 6.65-mile Dirt 66 bicycle, trail running and walking trail will begin Monday at Fellows Lake just north of Springfield, Missouri. It's the first phase in a 33-mile, $1.8 million trail expansion in the area, reported the Springfield News-Leader. The "Dirt 66" mountain bike/walking trail project is being funded by Springfield-based TrailSpring, Inc., … Continue reading Dirt 66 cycling, pedestrian trail to be built north of Springfield, Missouri

Newest RoadTripOK video focuses on Elk City

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department on Wednesday uploaded the latest video of its RoadTripOK series -- the Route 66 town of Elk City. The video focuses on these three Elk City attractions: National Route 66 & Transportation MuseumPrairieFire Grille restaurantElk City biking trails Here's the video: https://youtu.be/nuT2OaeBnVE The previous week, the RoadTripOK crew visited … Continue reading Newest RoadTripOK video focuses on Elk City

County schedules meeting for March 10 on revitalizing Sidewalk Highway

Ottawa County, Oklahoma, is planning a public meeting on March 10 to discuss options on revitalizing and preserving the historic Sidewalk Highway of Route 66 between Miami and Afton. One of the possible options is a hiking and cycling trail, county commissioner Russell Earls told KSNF-TV. A partnership with Miami Parks and Recreation could mean … Continue reading County schedules meeting for March 10 on revitalizing Sidewalk Highway

Route 66 Trail project in Edmond to begin this month

A 2.4-mile Route 66 Trail for cyclists and pedestrians in Edmond, Oklahoma, will begin construction this month and be finished by spring. According to the Edmond Sun, the city and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are sharing costs on the project. The city will cover $2.6 million of the cost from a capital improvement sales … Continue reading Route 66 Trail project in Edmond to begin this month