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

Another fatal bicycle crash on Route 66 west of Galena

A bicyclist has died on a stretch of Route 66 west of Galena, Kansas, less than a year after two German cyclists on vacation died in the same area. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 50-year-driver from Georgia was westbound about 7 p.m. Wednesday on Kansas Highway 66 (aka Route 66) … Continue reading Another fatal bicycle crash on Route 66 west of Galena

Yukon begins construction of bicycle trail along Route 66

The city of Yukon, Oklahoma, on Tuesday broke ground for a bicycle trail that will run to Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City along Route 66. The trail should be ready for use by midsummer. News 9 in Oklahoma City reports the $827,000 bike trail will begin in Dickinson Park, run along the south side of … Continue reading Yukon begins construction of bicycle trail along Route 66

“Outskirts: Route 66” film shows a group’s trip on Route 66 by bicycle

Brennen Matthews of ROUTE Magazine flagged this film, released on YouTube in July, on Facebook a few days ago. The full-length documentary is titled "Outskirts: Route 66," about a group of avid cyclists who try to tackle the full 2,400 miles of the Mother Road. Here's the movie: https://youtu.be/Dh25fH5diwQ The description of the film from … Continue reading “Outskirts: Route 66” film shows a group’s trip on Route 66 by bicycle

Driver not charged in crash that killed two German cyclists on Route 66

A county prosecutor declined to file charges against a woman who accidentally drove her van into two German cyclists on Route 66 near Galena, Kansas, killing them. On May 8, Heinz Gerd Buchel, 71, and Harry Jung, 74, of Germany were riding their bicycles west in the right lane of Kansas Highway 66 about two miles … Continue reading Driver not charged in crash that killed two German cyclists on Route 66

British man to attempt record for cycling Route 66

An award-winning cyclist from Great Britain in September will try to set a world record by cycling nearly 2,500 miles of Route 66 in just 11 days. Pav Bryan is training for the journey now. He also plans to uses his quest to raise money for two-mental-health charities -- Mind and National Alliance for Mental … Continue reading British man to attempt record for cycling Route 66

Man’s cycling trip on Route 66 for cancer charity evokes memories of late son

Once upon a time, a family in Michigan had a small boy named Kevin. Kevin's favorite movie was the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film, "Cars," the story about a fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. The family vowed to take Kevin on a real-life Route 66 trip. But Kevin contracted neuroblastoma cancer when he was not … Continue reading Man’s cycling trip on Route 66 for cancer charity evokes memories of late son

Family of dead German cyclist visits Galena

The family of a German cyclist who died in a traffic accident on Route 66 near Galena, Kansas, on Friday visited the crash site and where a "ghost bike" was erected in his honor and a colleague's. Harry Jung, 74, and Heinz-Gerd Buchel, 71, both of Germany, were cycling May 8 along Route 66 when … Continue reading Family of dead German cyclist visits Galena

Route 66 Bikeway in Illinois lands grant for extension

The Historic Route 66 Bikeway in McLean County, Illinois, this week won a $1.92 million grant from an Illinois Department of Transportation program to extend the bicycle path another 1.1 miles. According to a document from the agency, the grant aims to extend the bikeway from south of Shirley, Illinois, to Funks Grove, Illinois. The  the … Continue reading Route 66 Bikeway in Illinois lands grant for extension

Two German cyclists die in crash near Galena

Two cyclists from Germany died Tuesday near Galena, Kansas, after being struck by a minivan on Route 66. KOAM-TV posted this brief video from the scene: KOAM TV 7 The Joplin Globe reported the crash occurred about 11 a.m. on Kansas Route 66 just west of Galena. The Kansas Highway Patrol was investigating; the names of … Continue reading Two German cyclists die in crash near Galena