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Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Ride Details

Dates: September 2018 TBD

Distance: up to 540 miles. 15-107 daily

Cost: $3596

Rider Level: Active

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Bike Route 66 with Cycle of Life Adventures- The Grand Canyon to the Pier

“Get Your Kicks on Route 66”

For over 50 years, motorists traveled the legendary U.S. Route 66 – popularly known as Route 66 or the Mother Road – from Chicago, Illinois to the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California. Now it’s the cyclists’ turn.

In view of the strong association between the historic roadway and America’s love affair with the automobile, it is perhaps ironic that hundreds of travelers will now attain independence from the motor vehicle by traveling Bicycle Route 66 under their own steam. While the cafes and grocery stores along the way remain important fuel stops for them, traveling cyclists can enjoy a certain satisfaction as they whiz past the many gas stations found in the towns and cities they visit. Over the years Route 66 was in service, there were multiple alignments of its path. Some of them exist today as Historic Route 66 and are signed in various ways. In many places Historic Route 66 was replaced by interstate highways. Bicycle Route 66 travels west on bike paths, county roads and state, federal and interstate highways. However, please note Bicycle Route 66 does not always follow Historic Route 66. Deviations were made based on present-day conditions. One more note on the conditions of the ride, Route 66 was officially decommissioned in 1985, is legendary not only for its nostalgic kitsch, but also for its multiple alignments, confusing signage, and even gravel on some sections in Arizona and New Mexico that were never paved in the first place

We will have a day in Flagstaff, AZ and will go see and visit the aptly named South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We will casually ride along the Rim Trail and return to Flagstaff. AZ will give us the opportunity to experience the funkiness of the nostalgic and iconic sections of Route 66.

California offers the vastness of the desert, the enormity of Los Angeles area, and the culmination of a truly classic ride across the “Main Street” of America.


Tour Details: Sept 15-23

Travel: Meeting place will be in Flagstaff, AZ

Included:  All lodging, transfers to and from the airport, all breakfasts, dinners and picnic lunches on riding days, cocktail social hours on the 1st evening of trip, an support, maps, GPS mapping, mechanic, 2 or more experienced guides, van transportation to and from the south rim of The Grand Canyon.

Special Note* This tour is a 8 day trip with a starting point of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and the ending point of Los Angeles, CA. Therefore, if flying, make multiple flights rather than round trip. Aiport pick ups will be Sept 15 in Flagstaff, AZ at noon. We then shuttle to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Airport drop off will be at LAX on Sept 15 at 5pm on the morning of the 16th by 8am

Route 66 - the last segment on the Mother Road

Final and Favorite Segment :  9/15 - 9/23 2017      $3596

Flagstaff, AZ to Santa Monica, CA  8 days, approx 540 miles

Meeting Day  Sept 15 - Airport pick-ups, cocktail party and dinner

Day 1 - Sightseeing and casual riding along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. 15 mi

Day 2 - Flagstaff - four sections on I-40 totaling 39 miles - Williams - Seligman, AZ (Road Kill Café, Historic Route 66 Motel ). 73.7 miles, 2693 ft

Day 3 - Seligman - Grand Canyon Caverns - Peach Springs Trading Post - Valentine - Hackberry General Store - Kingman, AZ (Route 66 Museum and Historical Commercial District).  84.3 miles, 1586 ft

Day 4 - Kingman, AZ- Oatman - Goose Lake - Needles, CA.   64.8 miles, 2044 ft

Day 5 - Needles - exit 139-133 on I-40 - Amboy (Roy’s Motel and Café) - Amboy Crater - Bagdad - Ludlow, CA.   107.7 miles, 3951 ft

Day 6 - Ludlow - Newberry Springs - Route 66 Mother Road Museum - Barstow, CA.  59.8 miles, 1604 ft

Day 7 - Barstow - Oro Grande - Victorville - Cajon Pass - Summit Inn Café - Fontana - Rancho Cucamonga.  83.7 miles, 3185 ft

Day 8 - Rancho Cucamonga - Claremont - Pasadena - West Hollywood - Beverly Hills - Santa Monica Pier - late lunch.  66.6 miles, 1636 ft CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!