The 66 rout.

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  1. moshechicosror

    moshechicosror New Member

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    Dues anyone know or did the 66 rout by bike? Is all the road paved? Do you have a link or map of the road? What would be the best bike to ride it for B&B trip?
    Thanks. Nice website.
     
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    Do you mean ROUTE 66 from Chicago (Illinois) to Barstow (California)?

    It is paved ...

    I believe that a lot of it is part of the Interstate system, now; and, frontage roadway may not always be available ...

    It seemed as though through a great portion of Missouri it is the original meander between small towns ....​

    There is NO frontage road through the Mojave Desert (Kingman, AZ to Barstow) ...

    Between Barstow & Long Beach (California), you will probably be hard pressed to find any frontage roads.
    For the most part, the route is clearly marked with BROWN "Historical Route 66" road signs.
     
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    Don't know how I missed this thread...
    Route 66 from Williams, AZ to Ash Fork is none existing. I found a mile of it but that was it. You can pick up the Route again about a mile or so west of Ash Fork and it good all the way to Kingman, AZ.
    I live in AZ and am about 25 miles south from Ash Fork.
    Good luck and let us know how you do
     
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    BTW. There ARE portions of frontage road through the Mojave, now, which I did not notice in the past which are designated as ROUTE 66 ...

    Maybe an entire frontage road is available.​
     
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    UPDATE ...

    When heading west through the Mojave, ROUTE 66 meanders to the north of I-40 and then down to AMBOY and back north across I-40 (under the highway BOTH times) ...

    BTW. Since I really couldn't remember any details other than the viaducts, I searched for a map online and found this:


     
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    I checked out that web site and it is pretty informative. I live in AZ so it looks like I'll be riding the Route 66 as mach as I can. Thanks for finding this web site and posting it.
     
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