Route 66 - EagleRider Helps With A Classic Road Trip

Riders planning a road trip usually start with the initial question of where to go. A new service from the leading motorcycle rental company EagleRider points the way to a classic journey.

Setting up an information portal, EagleRider highlights the legendary Route 66, one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles

As part of its continuing efforts to increase convenience and service for customers, EagleRider has launched all-new experience portals that capture the essence of iconic American destinations to give possible customers an idea of where to go and what to see.

This effort was seen in the previously created portal highlighting rides and journeys through America’s Wild West. The Route 66 portal has now been released providing an on-the-road exposition of the classic American adventure from Los Angeles to Chicago in all of its glory, and how riders can find themselves following in the footsteps of generations gone by.

The famous highway was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s. But as faster freeways were built to connect the two American coasts, many parts of Route 66 fell into disrepair and was decommissioned by highway authorities.

However, the legendary stretches of road were pieced together again through the efforts of ‘Route 66 Associations’ with the first starting in Arizona in 1987.

It appears EagleRider is adding their expertise to Route 66 with the latest ‘portal’.

Route 66 - Source EagleRiders Portal for Route 66

‘Join us on this classic American adventure and explore what generations of dreamers have experienced before you,’ EagleRider writes on the Route 66 portal, ‘Ride the 2,400 miles of Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles in 15 days, or pick your favorite stretch of Route 66 if you have less time.’

According to the website, EagleRider offers more than 15 tour routes, over 76 destinations, explorable in 4 tour types with extraordinary features, on the best late model Motorcycle Rentals.

Knowing motorcycle enthusiast like a little history with anything they do, an interesting Route 66 fact to help with trip-planning efforts; US 66 was unofficially named "The Will Rogers Highway" by the U.S. Highway 66 Association in 1952, although a sign along the road with that name appeared in the John Ford film, The Grapes of Wrath, which was released in 1940, twelve years before the association gave the road that name.

A plaque dedicating the highway to Will Rogers is still located in Santa Monica, California.

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