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. Route66 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 Route66 is the road created in heaven for motorcycle touring. Simply stated, this is the guided tour of America!
experience of a lifetime
My Wife and I, along with 14 of our close friends and another 10 now friends completed a tour with you in August commencing from Chicago to LA, Route 66.
Our Tour Leader was Richard Wynkoop and his lovely wife Wendy. I must commend them to you.
Richard and Wendy have without a doubt outdone any expectations any of us could have had, not only for their knowledge of Route 66 but the way they always made all of us feel special. Richard and Wendy gave us the experience of a lifetime. Nothing was too difficult, anything was achievable, and always with a smile. The daily morning pre ride briefings were always presented in a way that we were all looking forward to what lay ahead. At anytime they would share their time with us all chatting over a meal or just kicking back after a long days ride.
They were out Tour Guide and Backup Vehicle Driver when we started but, we left knowing they were good friends always. We look forward to our next adventure with them very soon.
I would very much like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for supplying a faultless tour for our group that rode Route 66 in August with Richard and Wendy Wynkoop as our Trusted tour guides.
Although we researched Eagle Rider thoroughly I guess you always have some doubt in the back of your mind as to what to expect in terms of value for money from any guided tour you do and this one was no different.
We had concerns about language, culture and compatibility and to some extent, the guide’s general knowledge of Route 66. After all its not just about the ride, one would like to get a real feel for the people that lived and worked on Route 66 whilst it was open.
It is with this in mind that I would like to pen this brief testimonial to Richard and Wendy Wynkoop for there total dedication to our needs for the entire tour.
From stop to stop these guys ensured that we had everything that we needed in terms of places of interest, the history and an in-depth feel for the lifestyle and hardship of the folks living along the entire Route.
We experienced a couple of drama’s during the tour in terms of machinery but in true Richard no nonsense style the problems were overcome with little fuss and we were able to proceed with minimal lost time.
Richard also conducted a mini tour on his day off in Santa fe. As some of the group were suffering flu like symptoms, Richard guided a group to the Pharmacy for some needed medication and another group wished to get Tattoo’s. So off to the Tattoo shop we went with Richard leading the way. Again a group to Santa fe Harley Davidson.
In the background Wendy was an invaluable source of info in terms of places to eat, were to do laundry and forever forcing water down our throats at every opportunity. (loved the desert)
Richards bike skills are genuine and so was his concern for our safety at all times.
In short, we were so impressed by our experience with Richard and Wendy that we are already looking at going