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Bicycle Route 66 / Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« on: October 17, 2012, 05:29:13 pm »
There are a lot of Route 66 Bike journals posted at http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1&doc_id=7977&v=1Ou/

At crazyguy... you can search to find a lot of journals.

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Corridor 66 Implementation / West end of NBR 66 and NBR 70
« on: April 11, 2010, 07:19:18 pm »
After more discussions I suggest using Shared Use Trails for NBR 66 across the north side of the LA basin to Pasadena and connecting to Venice Blvd, which is a class II (bike lane) route from downtown Los Angeles to the beach at Santa Monica.  This route generally follows Historic Rt 66 and goes near civic centers of quite a few towns. From Devore this route goes down Sierra to Baseline connecting to the Pacific Electric Trail and the Citrus Belt Trail. I still need suggestions for getting from the Arroyo Seco Bike trail to Venice Blvd.  There are several north south Shared Use river trails that can be used to get to or near all the towns in the LA basin from this route.  The path distance from Devore to the beach at Santa Monica is about 90 miles.

Also for NBR 70 I suggest going south through San Bernardino to the Santa Ana River Trail, which is planned as a Shared Use Trail to the beach.  The route uses Sierra Ave and planned Class II streets Kendall and Waterman. The eastern part of Santa Ana Trail goes within a mile of downtown Riverside.  At present there is a 10 mile gap in the trail across Norco and Corona, but there is at least one good route through this area using streets.  Advocates I talk to think that this gap in the developed trail will be filled in the next few years.  This route has the advantage of avoiding the urban areas of the LA basin, arriving at the coast route in about 70 miles from Devore.

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Corridor 66 Implementation / Re: West End of NBRS Route 66
« on: October 24, 2009, 10:24:27 am »
I don't know the best way to ride from the east end of the Santa Ana River Trail at Green River to continue east across Corona and Norco.  But there is a significant section of the SART along the river from the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area to Waterman, just east of the 215 interstate.  I don't know a paved route to get very near the west end of this section.  There is a trail access parking lot at the north end of Tyler (north of Arlington, about a mile west of Van Buren).  So if you can find your way eastbound to Arlington then ride north on Tyler you could ride about 15 miles east to Waterman.  There are easy access routes to get to downtown Riverside about 1 mile off the SART.  I would like to know a preferred route to get from this area to Devore.  Mt Vernon may work and that is the historic highway Rt 66 further north, where it becomes Cajon Blvd.  I have never driven this area, much less ride it.

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Corridor 66 Implementation / Re: West End of NBRS Route 66
« on: October 05, 2009, 11:55:08 pm »
I am also having second thoughts about the routing of the common Rt 66 and Rt 70 from Victorville to Devore.  My proposed route would avoid using the auto IS 15 through most of Cajon Pass, but a couple of cyclists who have ridden CA 138 (my proposed interstate avoidance route) east of IS 15 tell me that it is narrow with no shoulder and a lot of truck traffic.  There is a proposed upgrade to  Summit Valley Rd, which could be a viable  option if a space was provided for bikes.  I understand that this upgrade is awaiting funding and I'm trying to find someone in San Bernardino county to talk to.

Larry Scheetz

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Corridor 66 Implementation / Re: West End of NBRS Route 66
« on: October 05, 2009, 11:44:13 pm »
My earlier suggestion for USBR 66 going south of Los Angeles may have been too hasty.  The historic Auto Route 66 stays  near the northern edge of the LA basin.  So it would probably be understandable to have Rt 66 go thru Pasadena to (or near) Santa Monica.  Then the  southern route across the LA basin should be labeled Rt 70.  My attempts to find local government and local bike club people have not produced any good contacts - yet.


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Corridor 66 Implementation / West End of NBRS Route 66
« on: October 02, 2009, 01:14:49 am »
I suggest that the west end of Rt 66 join Rt 70 at or near Barstow CA. and (going westbound) be common to Devore.  From Devore Rt 70 could stay near the north edge of the Los Angeles basin while Rt 66 goes south and west near Riverside and then joins the coast Rt 95  near the southern edge of the Los Angeles area - maybe Huntington Beach.  An option for Rt 66 is to be the Santa Ana River MUT, which passes very near downtown Riverside and continues to the beach.  At present there is a gap of about 10 miles in the developed trail through Norco and Corona, but there are reasonable surface streets available now. I hope to get comment from cyclists who have ridden these areas.
Larry Scheetz

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I suggest that the route of NBR 70 from Barstow, CA to the Pacific coast follow the Mojave river (Old National Trails Highway) to San Bernardino. An all-paved route is available by following the river southeast from Victorville and then using CA 138 to meet Interstate15 at Cajon Junction.  Approximately 1 mi of riding on the shoulder of Interstate 15 may be necessary at present. The old Rt. 66 road is now open southbound to Devore.

From Devore west I suggest that 2 routes be considered, one staying near the north edge of the Los Angeles basin to Pasadena, Los Angeles and Santa Monica and the other continuing south to meet the Santa Ana River Trail.  The north option can connect with several multiuse river trails or give access to many other LA suburb cities. I hope to get advice from local road maintenance agencies and bicycle clubs to choose detail routes.

Larry Scheetz

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California / NBRS 70 Barstow to the Coast
« on: August 11, 2009, 11:26:50 pm »
I suggest that the route of NBR 70 from Barstow, CA to the Pacific coast follow the Mojave river (Old National Trails Highway) to San Bernardino. An all-paved route is available by following the river southeast from Victorville and then using CA 138 to meet Interstate15 at Cajon Junction.  Approximately 1 mi of riding on the shoulder of Interstate 15 is necessary at present. Then the old Rt. 66 road is open to Devore.

From Devore west I suggest that 2 routes be considered, one staying near the north edge of the Los Angeles basin to Pasadena, Los Angeles and Santa Monica and the other continuing south to meet the Santa Ana River Trail.  The north option can connect with several multiuse river trails or give access to many other LA suburb cities. I hope to get advice from local road maintenance agencies and bicycle clubs to choose detail routes.

Larry Scheetz

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Bike Clubs / Re: Club Jerseys
« on: July 16, 2009, 03:42:14 pm »
We also bought jerseys from Garneau and we are considering other companies.  Be aware that the cut and size details differ from one manufacturer to another.  We were happy to get a significant sponsorship from a local HMO , health insurance company, for both buys and we hope to get teir contribution again.

Larry Scheetz


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Corridor Plan Updates & Routing Within Corridors / Re: Intro Thread
« on: July 16, 2009, 03:36:36 pm »
Hello

I live in Claremont in the eastern portion of the Los Angeles Basin.  I think I can recruit bicycle clubs from this area to evaluate and test ride specific routes especially from Barstow to chosen points in the LA basin.  I have studied some maps and I think I have a pretty good route from Barstow to Devore, just above San Bernardino.  However we need to find someone to ride it as proof that it works.  Now I have some questions about which paths to take across the basin.  My current thinking is to post routes to Pasadena, to the northern part of the San Gabriel River Trail and to south San Bernardino at the eastern portion of the Santa Ana River Trail.

Possibly this approach, recruiting bicycle clubs to evaluate routes, would work in other areas.  The web site bikely.com may provide some help, although I have found those routes of limited value in the LA area.

Larry Scheetz

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Routes / Re: Dedicated Across America Bicycle Path
« on: February 16, 2009, 01:47:07 pm »
There is another effort, the National Bicycle Greenway.  I don't know how active it is, but its been in place for several years.  See the website at http://www.nationalbicyclegreenway.com/

LFS

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