EagleRider's World famous Route 66 motorcycle tour travels the original Route 66, known as the "Mainstreet of America" or "Mother Road", is 2400 miles long from Chicago to Los Angeles, crosses three time zones and 8 States: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Route 66 has been the path of migrants, dreamers, desperadoes and an entire generation of vacationers discovering the way west. The 1950's were the Route 66 glory days, when thousands of cars rode bumper to bumper behind each other to experience the Western frontier. Hotels, motels, gas stations, classic restaurants, and the "New" America sprang up everywhere. Much of Route 66's classic roads, restaurants, gas stations, and nostalgic landmarks are preserved just as they were in the 1950’s. The famous and nostalgic Route 66 is the road created in heaven for motorcycle touring. Simply stated, this is the guided tour of America!
Route 66 18-25 August 2016. - Chicago to Albuquerque
We recently completed this part of Route 66 with Richard Wynkoop as our tour guide and Will Wallett as the van driver. Wow - what an awesome team!!! Richard is passionate about this Route and it showed. Every morning we would start of with a team briefing. We were told what to expect and given a bit of history on each place which he continued with throughout the day. He had a great rapport with everyone where we stopped on the way, who in return were very welcoming to us all. Will looked after us all with his quiet presence. At some stage he kept windscreens clean, endlessly stacked and unloaded our bags, kept us supplied with cold water, ensured we had a nice cold beer at the end of the day, discreetly gave us advise when he felt we weren't riding safely and made everyone feel safe with the continual presence of the big black van. Together Will and Richard set our intercoms into our helmets working late to do so, making our ride more enjoyable. Nothing was too much bother for these two.
The only thing that could have made this trip more perfect was the communication from Easyrider. We arrived from New Zealand knowing we had to buy gear from the Easyrider store. The phone number is a Californian one, so it was very difficult to get through to the correct shop or get directions and hours etc. On the itinerary it would be so much easier if all the details of this shop were included with directions and an address as it took us a couple of days to find it. Luckily we had the time.
Apart from this small glitch I would recommend this tour to everyone: great accommodation, great company, well organised and well worth while. A shame we didn't have the time to do the whole route!
Mark and Kerry Oughton, New Zealand.
Route 66 5/8/2016 to 17/8/2016
David Farrell and Mark Farrell, Father and Son.My son Mark has been asking me to this route 66 trip for a long time. so I turned 65 this May and decided if I dont go now then I'll never go. It was a trip of a life time from start to finish. I rode a Honda Goldwing 1800 and Mark rode a Harley Davidson Fat Boy. both bikes were great no problems. I have never seen so many wonderful places kept alive for people to see how it was in the old days and wonderful scenery from Chicargo to LA, I would like to thank Dan Johnson and his wife April for their professional guide in making our trip a fantastic life time holiday. Thank you.