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Offline JMilyko

Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« on: December 22, 2010, 02:33:26 pm »
As you may or may not know, Adventure Cycling recently announced our intention to create Bicycle Route 66 which will follow the historic US Route 66 highway as much as practical. You can read more in this press release:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/news/20101122.cfm?use=web

And these two blog posts:

http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2010/11/bicycling-mother-road.html
http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2010/12/bike-route-66-continued.html

The main purpose of this forum area is to provide a place for cyclists to talk about the development of Bicycle Route 66, offer suggestions and generally stay up to date with the project as it unfolds.

We look forward to the conversation.

.Jennifer.
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Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

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Offline knolltop

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Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 08:04:30 am »
Hooooorah!
Let me know if there's any type assistance needed.  Retirement makes it possible to lend a hand.
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Offline JMilyko

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 07:57:14 am »
Hi Michael,

Thank you for the offer of assistance. Stay tuned. Where do you live? Your location will determine what kind of help we might ask for.

Thanks again,
.Jennifer.
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Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline knolltop

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Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 08:41:10 am »
PM sent.
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Offline dwnptrl_777

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 09:14:12 pm »
Saw your post on Twitter and had to jump in here to say I'm excited about this route!

Offline Half-fast Otti

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2010, 10:09:26 am »
I too look forward to the Rout 66 ride.   Here in St. Louis one of the local organizations has a ride that starts just inside Oklahoma and rides back to St. Louis on the old Route 66.  One of your writers rode along with us in October 2009 and wrote an article about it.    I would love to do it again and hopefully it won't rain on us the whole week as it did in 2009.   

Offline reed523

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 07:34:16 am »
I'm in Perkins OK.  35 miles north of 66.  Might be able to help.

Offline Tourista829

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 08:22:12 am »
JMityko, this is wonderful news!!! Thank you. If ever in Amarillo, Texas there is a great French Bakery called Franks. He is from Paris and how he got to Amarillo is a subject of speculation. The best French Bread, Baguettes, and Pastries. They are closed on Mondays. If others have ridden Route 66 are there other interesting places that stood out that you might want to share? Let's create a little excitement! ;D

Offline pat4701

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 06:51:49 pm »
I'm really excited about this route.  I'm in Oklahoma and will help in any way I can.

Offline JMilyko

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 09:26:59 am »
Thanks Reed and Pat! Send me a PM or email with your contact information and I'll get your names added to our list of possible support people.

.Jennifer.
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Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline arickrick

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2011, 03:22:37 pm »
You may be aware already, but if not, FYI:  There is in print a fine mapset giving a good overview of the Route 66.  It is a 8 map set, one for each state, called  "Here It Is, Route 66, The Map Series", by Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross.  It is available on Amazon, and may help your research.

Offline JMilyko

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 07:45:30 am »
You may be aware already, but if not, FYI:  There is in print a fine mapset giving a good overview of the Route 66.  It is a 8 map set, one for each state, called  "Here It Is, Route 66, The Map Series", by Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross.  It is available on Amazon, and may help your research.

Thanks, we'll look into it.

.Jennifer.
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Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline CharlieG

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 11:59:23 pm »
I'm in Amarillo and will help any way I can.

Offline JMilyko

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2011, 10:55:01 am »
I'm in Amarillo and will help any way I can.

Great, thanks! If you'd send me your email and/or other contact information in a PM, I'll add you to our list of possible volunteers.

.Jennifer.
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Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline csykes

Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2011, 10:46:35 pm »
On a visit to Flagstaff AZ I needed some quick help with a bike problem.  Absolute Bikes on Rt 66 near the heart of town gave good service quickly and at a reasonable price. 

Is this the kind of information that is helpful for this effort?