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Offline lscheetz

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

Offline bobclay99

Re: NBRS 70 Barstow to the Coast
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 02:00:08 pm »
I was intererested by your comment about Route 66.  Any effort out that way to establish a Route 66 Bike Trail?  Any highway Route 66 tourist info?  In Illinois we are making progress.  League of IL Bicyclists has laid out a Route with map and turn by turn directions from Chicago to St. Louis.  Part of this route uses the old Route 66 pavement.  Several towns have bike trails near or on the Old Route 66.