March 30, 2015
On March 2nd, to celebrate the release of our newest route, we announced a giveaway for two complete Bicycle Route 66 map sets. Randomly chosen from over 430 comments, the winners are:
Laura of Austin, Texas, and Peggy of West Bend, Wisconsin.
Congratulations to both of you, and make sure to send us photos!
Here are a few of the great comments we received on the Bicycle Route 66 Maps post:
“I've been following the progress of the Route 66 ACA route for sometime. Congratulations on being able to complete the route! It looks like an amazing adventure for sure. I was planning on riding the "Great Rivers South" route solo in the spring of next year. Though if I won the Route 66 maps, I'd have no choice but to accept the challenge of such an epic journey.” – Laura
“Having a new route to ponder gives me more inspiration to tour and explore different parts of the country.” – Christopher
“Wanted to travel Rt. 66 ever since watching Tod and Buz back in the 60's. Never have been able to afford a Corvette so when I do it after retirement, it will be by bicycle.” – Gordon
“Good ol Route 66, the origins of the quintessential American roadtrip. It's about time we redefined "roadtrip" from 4 wheels to 2 and brought a bit of new energy to this route and what's left of the quirky spectacles along it. Reviving American traditions one set of maps at a time-- well done, Adventure Cycling , well done.” – Jillian
“I couldn't wait, and rode from Missouri to Chicago a few years ago on Route 66. It was flat and easy, but the fun part was meeting groups of Europeans who flew into Chicago, rented Harleys and were riding through America. I ran into a cycling couple who were pedaling from Rockford, IL to St. Louis and had a great evening with them. I can't wait to ride through my home state and westward to California!” – Kevin
“I turn 62 on my next Birthday and I would love for Route 66 to be my first retirement bike tour and I know it won't be my last. I hate to stop and ask for directions so a set of Adventure cycling Route 66 map set in my panniers would be an essential piece of traveling gear.”– Russell
“This new route has inspired many great ideas and possibilities for our cyclists in Team Red, White & Blue - a Veterans Service Organization. As the national cycling director, I hope to use this route for our members to plan a full ride or a relay between our chapters and cycling members around the country. Our cycling group is pretty fired up about this new route! I've already started planning for a relay ride next year!” – Harry
“Last year my roommate and I completed our first road tour using the Atlantic Coast map from Bar Harbor to Boston. We couldn't believe how much local stuff is missed when traveling by car. We haven't been able to decide on a bike trip for this summer either because we don't know what could top that experience. It would be amazing to travel route 66 by bike...my adrenaline rush is sky high right now, and I can't stop singing the soundtrack from Disney's CARS!” – Kristy
“Congratulations on a great project completed.The Rt 66 route is an excellent addition to the existing network. I hope to utilize it in making some epic loops. Thanks for all the hard work on behalf of your members!” – Joe
“I'm going to quit my job in September to ride Route 66!” – Patrick
“I am continually amazed and inspired by the ever increasing number of both on and off road cycle routes that I discover each time I log on. The Route 66 is surely the ultimate. Famous the world over - even way down here in New Zealand, this ride must surely be the ultimate USA experience. Traverse the country meeting the real American people whilst living and learning. Plus I get to do it by bicycle. Now there is something to dream about and plan to do in the next year or so.” – Steve
Response to the release of the Bicycle Route map set has been fantastic; we’ve sold 177 sets and over 174 individual maps. Purchase yours today! Thanks for the support.
Share your experiences and stories with Adventure Cycling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post by Lisa McKinney / Photos by Michael Clark