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August 02, 2007

Get Your Cycling Kicks on Route 66, and Other Roads

I have added a few links in the sidebar, this morning.

There are 8 important websites related to Historic Route 66, the Mother Road of the National, Cross-Country Highway System, now listed under CYCLE USA.

Also there is a Blog called RoadDog's Road Blog, there, by a motorist  who likes to travel along America's 2 lane byways, and report what he encounters, news, and other useful info.

In my CA. ROUTE INFO section are 2 sites of interest:

Scott Piotrowski , of Pasadena, has a blog he calls Historic Roads in Los Angeles County:

My interest in Route 66 has grown to other historic roads of interest (Lincoln Highway, Ridge Route, Yellowstone Trail, US-6, etc.), but as I learned at my first "Preserving Historic Roads" Conference in 2002, I am most fond of the "home highway." So, my concentration here is on exploring historic roads in the area I live, Los Angeles County.

Ridge Route is a website "dedicated to that curvy little road that united California."

The Ridge Route Preservation Organization is a California non-profit corporation committed to educating the public to the importance of California’s historic 1915 Ridge Route Highway, an engineering marvel that prevented California from separating into two separate states.

Seventeen point six miles of the original road were recorded onto the National Register on September 25, 1997 and our intent is to solicit federal, state and private support to restore the road that has been void of maintenance since 1933.

We will accomplish these goals through advocacy, public relations, fund raising events and our worldwide web site.

These websites are a goldmine of useful information not just for motorists, but for any cyclist looking for route info, and interesting places to put pedal to pavement for an enjoyable ride.

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Hey, Kiril, there's a wonderful book about the Oklahoma section of Route 66. "Oklahoma Route 66" by Jim Ross. We have more existing miles of the original roadway than any other state. Since it mostly runs parallel to interstate highways, Route 66 has light traffic, at least in the rural sections. Ross did extensive research to discover the highway's oldest alignments. I've ridden some sections through Tulsa and out east to Catoosa.

Posted by: Ed W | Aug 3, 2007 6:51:42 PM

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