Get Your Kicks On Route 66
- When planning for a Route 66 road trip there are a few resources that every rider should have in their possession.
The first item should be a book that can be referred to when electronic resources aren't available. The most used book is the Route 66 EZ Guide
by Jerry McClanahan. This book provides complete turn by turn directions, illustrations, points of interest and is updated routinely.
The second item for GPS is the Route 66 Attractions Guide with Ready2Go Tours
. This item is updated continuously and works on the Garmin Zumo model line. It includes complete turn by turn directions, points of interest, commentary and pictures.
A well paced ride along Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica should be around 14 days while an ideal time frame is 21 days. With these two items, riders will be able to see everything on Route 66.
The National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program
has a website that has information and links for folks who whis to have a jumping off point to start at. Lots of information here and the program is dedicated to the preservation of Route 66.
The National Historic Route 66 Federation
is the worldwide, non-profit organization dedicated to directing the public's attention to the importance of U.S. Highway Route 66 in America's cultural heritage and acquiring the federal, state and private support necessary to preserve the historic landmarks and revitalize the economies of communities along the entire 2,400-mile stretch of road.