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Offline popeyespal

Route 66?
« on: August 07, 2011, 09:50:16 am »
I live in Massachusetts and would like to ride to Phoenix, AZ. I am considering heading west on the Hudson/Mohawk trail......south on the Erie/Great Lakes system to Chicago and then Route 66 to Arizona.

How feasible is this?

Offline litespeed

Re: Route 66?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 09:56:50 am »
There isn't much left of the original Route 66. Most of it has been usurped by the interstate highways. There are books, maps and web sites on roughly following the original route. Google "Route 66". Keep in mind that route 66, like most US highways, goes right through the middle of cities and towns - right past city hall or county courthouse. This is not a good thing if, like me, you avoid large cities when bicycle touring.

Still, this is a worthy goal with plenty of sights enroute. I'd like to do it some day.

Offline rabbitoh

Re: Route 66?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 02:49:29 am »
There is an excellent journal on GCOAB of a touring cyclist riding the route at the moment. It might offer some insights.

 http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/7977


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Dennis