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Considered the “Mother Road” of America, US Route 66 opened in Chicago, Illinois in 1926 to wander 2,448 miles through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica, CA.
Although it changed routes numerous times before it was removed from the US Highway System maps in 1985, my husband and I bicycled an abandoned portion of it in the San Bernardino mountains not far from our home. Encouraged by an orthopedic surgeon who was an avid bicyclist, we made the tough uphill mountain climb, often over broken sheets of cement road and fallen trees, but we’re glad we shared this bit of history.
Now designated a National Scenic Byway, sections of Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico and Arizona have been designated Historic Route 66. In California, you will also see its markers.
The mug shows the California towns on the annual memorial ride over portions of it. Newsletter members know what to do to be entered for a chance to win.