O mundialmente famoso “Route 66 Motorcycle Tour”da EagleRider, viaja a original Rota 66, conhecida como “Principal Rodovia da América” ou “A mãe das Rodovias”, com extensão de mais de 4.500 quilômetros, de Chicago a Los Angeles, atravessa três fusos horários e 08 Estados: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Novo México, Arizona e Califórnia. “Nova” América estava por toda a parte. A Rota 66 tem sido o caminho de imigrantes, sonhadores, aventureiros e uma geração inteira de turistas descobrindo o caminho para o Oeste dos Estados Unidos. Os anos 50 foram os dias de glória para a Rota 66, quando milhares de carros viajavam formando uma longa fila com o intuito de vivenciar a fronteira do oeste dos Estados Unidos. Hotéis, motéis, postos de gasolina, restaurantes clássicos, e a “Nova” América brotava em todos os lugares. Muitos trechos clássicos que formam a Rota 66 com seus restaurantes, postos de gasolina, e pontos turísticos nostálgicos estão preservados até hoje como eram nos anos 50. A famosa e nostálgica Rota 66 é a estrada criada no paraíso para passeios de motocicleta. Este é, simplesmente, o tour guiado da América!
ITINERÁRIO DO TOUR
The trip was a milestone birthday present to my wife Roxanne. We had planned this a year in advance and were eagerly anticipating the experience. I had heard of Eagle Riders when I was traveling Route 66 with my son by car 3-years ago.
The experience exceeded all expectations we had and Steve was an excellent leader for our group. Specifically, Steve was calm and collected during the entire 2870 miles of the trail. His experience prior to his role here made him well suited to support a band of misfits on an adventure. Steve has an uncanny ability to work across cultural boundaries. We were the only Americans on the trip and he made sure we were just as satisfied as our European and NZ partners.
Steve was flexible with the group. He could read the group well. An example of this was on a few occasions we changed the route or changed the stops to accommodate either fatigued riders or to see a unique part of the road otherwise not on the agenda. This made the trip very personalized.
He helped fuel my need for exotic coffee stops and was genially fun to hang around with for 15-days.
Steve also demonstrated superior riding skills that impressed even the most hardened riders. While we had mechanical and tire issues now one was without a bike the entire trip.
The experience has given us the bug to do another tour with Eagle Riders.
I also want to add that Will (our van driver) was superb. Our windshields were cleaned every morning, our bags were always accessible, he made sure we were hydrated (this was a lifesaver), and made sure we stayed cool and safe. He was very safety conscience thus likely saving us from ourselves a few times. He was humorous and while he stayed to himself most of the trip he did on occasion make time to hang out with us so we could get to know him better.
Many thanks for the experience and I hope this makes it to Steve and Will.
My husband and I were on the Route 66 Tour that started May 19 from Chicago, each being a rider. We had an epic trip! Our tour guide, or as we called him our trail boss, was Steve Feather. He was instrumental in making our trip so awesome!!
My over all impression of Steve is that he is always "calm, collected and caring." Thru flat tires, breakdowns, people missing a turn off or a couple close calls he kept calm, completely professional and effectively handling each situation. I felt extremely safe because of his firemen/paramedic/swat team background and secure in the fact he would be able to successfully manage any emergency that may occur. His motorcycle skills are exemplary and the knowledge of Route 66 is incredible.
Steve was very personable and caring; frequently checking if everyone was ok when we stopped for breaks and made sure to personally chat with each of us frequently during the tour, gathering us into his easygoing friendly demeanor. Any concerns were addressed in a compassionate and timely manner.
We felt very blessed to have such a highly skilled, professional and caring guide for our Route 66 tour! It really was epic! In fact, we will probably be doing the "Canada and Yellowstone Tour" in the next year or two with Steve.