Tag: Route 66

Adventure Cycling publishes Route 66 bicycle maps

A whole new generation of travelers — this time on bicycles — will begin getting their kicks on Route 66 this spring and summer.

The Adventure Cycling Association released this week its new 6-map set for the Route 66 Bicycle Route that it started working on in 2010.

Just like the song says: “It winds from …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/04/adventure-cycling-publishes-route-66-bicycle-maps/

Caltrans clears way for Route 66 bike route

The Adventure Cycling Association will be able to route bicyclists all the way from Chicago to LA on its soon-to-be released Bicycle Route 66 Map Set after Caltrans agreed to open portions of Interstate 40 to bicycles.

Last month, Adventure Cycling reported that its proposed Route 66 bike route was stalled at the California border …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/26/caltrans-clears-way-for-route-66-bike-route/

Proposed Route 66 bike route stalls at California border; contact Caltrans

The song says Route 66 “winds from Chicago to LA, more than two thousand miles all the way. …”

The Adventure Cycling Association’s bicycle route version of that famous highway corridor, however, doesn’t make it to LA. It’s stalled at Needles, California.

That’s because Caltrans won’t give bicycles legal access to use a 144-mile stretch of Interstate …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/27/proposed-route-66-bike-route-stalls-at-california-border/

Oklahoma bill would make Route 66 a “Historic Bike Trail”

A 90-mile section of the Mother Road, Route 66, in Oklahoma would be designated a “Historic Bike Trail” under a bill submitted by a state legislator.

It's the latest move to transform the historic 2,400-mile highway from Chicago to Los Angeles into a long-distance bicycle route.

Adventure Cycling Association announced in November that it had chosen the corridor of the iconic American highway as its next bicycle route, complete with detailed road maps and descriptions of roadside services ….

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2011/01/25/oklahoma-bill-would-make-route-66-a-historic-bike-trail/

Work begins on new Adventure Cycling route: Bicycle Route 66

In a few years, you'll be able to get your bike touring kicks on Route 66.

The Adventure Cycling Association says it has chosen the corridor of that iconic American highway as its next long-distance bicycle touring route.

Known as the Mother Road, “it winds from Chicago to LA, more than 2,000 miles all the way” …. OK, maybe you already know the lyrics of the song.

The two-lane highway was established more than 80 years ago as one of the original U.S. highways. Decommissioned in the 1980s, it remains a part of our popular culture.

Chalk that up to the road's prominent role …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2010/11/22/work-begins-on-new-adventure-cycling-route-bicycle-route-66/

Historic Route 66 seeing new life as a bicycle route?

Travelers driving between Chicago and LA used to get their kicks on Route 66 before it was essentially decommissioned in the 1980s with the emergence of the Interstate Highway system.

Now some surviving portions of the Mother Road in the Midwest have become destinations for bicycle tours while other abandoned stretches are being considered for bicycle trails.

The old highway, which dates back to 1920s, sounds like a great place to travel by bike today — in places. It wends across the landscape visiting small towns and passing the old-timey car culture claptrap of art-deco-style motels and diners bright with neon.

Elsewhere, of course, it's buried under freeways, becomes part of a frontage road system ….

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2010/03/05/historic-route-66-seeing-new-life-as-a-bicycle-route/