January 29, 2015
Over the next few days we are sending the Bicycle Route 66 maps to the printer. Yay!
Unfortunately, we still do not have a satisfactory resolution with District 8 of Caltrans over access to the stretch of Interstate 40 between Needles and Barstow, California, where it is illegal to ride a bicycle. With the ongoing closure of the National Trails Highway — the only other road in the area — there is no legal way for cyclists to ride the entire distance between those two cities.
The best way for you to show your support is to email Caltrans decision-makers by February 1st. We have put together a Call to Action page with all the information you need. Once you've sent your email, please share this message with your friends via email, Facebook and Twitter and ask them to do the same.
Thank you for your support of Bicycle Route 66! We'll keep you posted on the developments in this situation.
GEOPOINTS BULLETIN is written by Jennifer 'Jenn' Milyko, Routes & Mapping Assistant Director, and appears weekly, highlighting curious facts, figures, and persons from the Adventure Cycling Route Network with tips and hints for personal route creation thrown in for good measure. She also wants to remind you that map corrections and comments are always welcome via the online Map Correction Form.