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Route 66 and Back in May

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I apologize for the length of this post but want everyone to be fully informed.

BMWGene and I are going to do a Route 66 trip in May starting in MO and return via the northern route. The entire trip is scheduled for 21 days leaving LOTS of time for sightseeing and photo ops. Only one day involves more than 6 hours of ryding….Most are around 5.

We are “recruiting” other ryders for all or portions of the trip. I have listed the major attractions after each leg. Itinerary as follows:

Sun May 16
Leg 1: Lebanon MO to Joplin MO 125 miles 2 hrs 35 mins
Cuba Murals Cuba MO
World’s Largest Rocking Chair Fanning MO
Leg 2: Joplin to Baxter Springs KS 110 miles 2 hrs 41 mins
TOTAL DAY 1: 335 miles 5 hrs 16 mins
Galena Mining Museum Galena KS
Historic Bridge Galena, KS

Mon May 17
Leg 1: Baxter Springs to Tulsa OK 114 miles 2 hrs 41 mins
Leg 2: Tulsa to Davenport OK 69.2 miles 1 hr 35 mins
Coleman Theatre Beautiful Miami OK
Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum Miami OK
Giant Totem Pole Foyil, OK
Will Rogers Memorial Museum Claremore OK
The Blue Whale Catoosa OK
Leg 3: Davenport to Oklahoma City 56.0 miles 1 hr 24 mins
TOTAL DAY 2: 239.2 miles 5 hrs 40 mins
OK County 66 Arcadia OK
The Round Barn Arcadia OK
POPS Arcadia OK
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City OK
Oklahoma State Capitol Dome Oklahoma City OK

Tue May 18
Leg 1: Oklahoma City to Hydro OK 74.2 miles 1 hr 42 mins
Leg 2: Hydro to Hext OK 76.6 miles 1 hr 33 mins
Leg 3: Hext to Amarillo TX 124 miles 2 hrs 24 mins
TOTAL DAY 3: 274.8 miles 5 hrs 39 mins
Express Clydesdales Yukon OK
Fort Reno El Reno OK
National Route 66 Museum Elk City OK
U Drop Inn Cafe and Tower Gas Station Shamrock, TX
Devil’s Rope Barbed Wire Museum McLean TX
Bug Ranch Conway TX
Britten Tower Groom TX
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, near Amarillo TX
Quarter Horse Center & Museum Amarillo TX
Big Texan Steak Ranch Amarillo TX
Cadillac Ranch Amarillo TX

Wed May 19
Leg 1: Amarillo to Glenrio TX 72.5 miles 1 hr 20 mins
Leg 2: Glenrio to Santa Rosa NM 100 miles 2 hrs 33 mins
Leg 3: Santa Rosa to Albequerque NM 118 miles 1 hr 54 mins
TOTAL DAY 4: 290.5 miles 5 hrs 47 mins
Bent Door Cafe and Midpoint Sign Adrian TX
Glenrio Ghost Town Glenrio TX
Dinosaur Museum Tucumcari NM
Blue Swallow Motel Tucumcari NM
Blue Hole Santa Rosa NM
Route 66 Auto Museum Santa Rosa NM
Sandia Peak Tramway Albuquerque NM
National Atomic Museum Albuquerque NM
American International Rattlesnake Museum Albuquerque NM

Thu May 20
Leg 1: Albequerque to Manuelito NM 154 miles 2 hrs 54 mins
Leg 2: Manuelito to Lupton AZ 84.2 miles 1 hr 37 mins
Leg 3: Lupton to Winslow AZ 105 miles 1 hr 43 mins
TOTAL DAY 5: 343. 2 miles 6 hrs 14 mins
Red Rock State Park near Gallup NM
Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook AZ
Jackrabbit Trading Post Joseph City AZ
Standin’ on a Corner Park Winslow AZ

Fri May 21 & Sat May 22
Leg 1: Winslow to Flagstaff AZ 57.2 miles 55 mins
Leg 2: Flagstaff to Seligman AZ 75.7 miles 1 hr 15 mins
Leg 3: Seligman to Needles CA 141 miles 2 hrs 51 mins
TOTAL DAY 6: 273.9 miles 4 hrs 31 mins
Day 7: Grand Canyon tours
Wigwam Motel Holbrook AZ
Meteor Crater near Flagstaff AZ
Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff AZ
Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon AZ
Grand Canyon Caverns Peach Springs AZ

Sun May 23
Leg 1: Needles to Barstow CA 145 miles 2 hrs 16 mins
Leg 2: Barstow to San Bernardino CA 70.5 miles 1 hr 9 mins
Leg 3: San Bernardino to Pasadena CA 50.7 miles 1 hr 10 mins
Leg 4: Pasadena to Santa Monica CA 11.3 miles 33 mins
TOTAL DAY 8: 277.5 miles 5 hrs 8 mins
Amboy Crater Amboy CA
Barstow Route 66 Mother Road Museum Barstow CA
Chinatown Los Angeles CA

Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica CA

Mon May 24 LA day trips


Tue May 25 LA to Monterey CA via Pacific Coast Highway And Big Sur
320 miles 6 hrs 54 mins
San Luis Obispo CA
Hearst Castle San Simeon CA
Big Sur Big Sur CA
17 mile Drive Monterey CA
Royal Presidio Chapel Monterey CA
Cannery Row Monterey CA

Wed May 26 Monterey to Visalia CA via San Luis Reservoir
200 miles 4 hrs 15 mins

Thu May 27 Visalia to Las Vegas NV via Sequoia National Park
366 miles 6 hrs 26 mins
Sequoia National Park CA East of Visalia CA
“The Strip”and Hotels Las Vegas NV

Fri May 28 Las Vegas day trips
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Boulder Springs NV
Bonnie Springs Old Nevada NV

Sat May 29 Las Vegas to Salt Lake City UT 424 miles 6 hrs 35 mins
Capitol Building Salt Lake City UT
Mormon Tabernacle Salt Lake City UT
Pony Express/Miracle of the Gulls/Journey’s End
Monuments Salt Lake City UT

Sun May 30 Salt Lake City to Yellowstone Park 366 miles 7 hrs 18 mins
Grand Teton National Park Wyoming
“Old Faithful” and Yellowstone Park Wyoming

Mon May 31 Tour the parks

Tue Jun 1 Yellowstone Park to Buffalo WY via Big Horn National Park
283 miles 6 hrs 44 mins
Bighorn National Forest Wyoming

Wed Jun 2 Buffalo to Cheyenne WY 289 miles 4 hrs 32 mins
Cheyenne “Union Pacific” Depot Cheyenne WY
State Capitol Building Cheyenne WY
Cheyenne Gunslingers Cheyenne WY
Cowgirls of the West Cheyenne WY

Thu Jun 3 Cheyenne to Grand Island NE 353 miles 5 hrs 29 mins
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer Grand Island NE

Fri Jun 4 Grand Island to St Joseph MO 226 miles 4 hrs 9 mins
Pony Express Museum St Joseph MO
Jesse James Museum St Joseph MO

Sat Jun 5 St Joseph to FINISH 221 miles 4 hrs 10 mins

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