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Barstow, Ca tp Pacific Ocaen


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

I was intererested by your comment about Route 66.  Any effort out that way to establish a Route 66 Bike Trail?  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.

Hi Larry,
I will direct the folks in California to read your post. thanks for the suggestion.

Although it's been a few years since the original post, I agree that two routes south of Devore would be desirable. There is some discussion of these two routes in the 66 Corridor Implementation threads. The Santa Ana River Trail could even be part of a new corridor from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Many tourists traveling internationally fly to LAX and want to head eastbound from the Los Angeles area rather than going to San Diego first.


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