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

Ribbon-cutting set for Sunday for U.S. Bicycle Route 66

A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the establishment of U.S. Bicycle Route 66 in Missouri and Kansas will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Schifferdecker Park stage on the west side of Joplin, Missouri, just off Route 66. The ribbon-cutting comes at at time when two annual bicycle events on Route 66 converge on Joplin that … Continue reading Ribbon-cutting set for Sunday for U.S. Bicycle Route 66