100 Mile Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour (Road Tour)
About This Activity
Experience the thrill of seeing three states along America's Mother Road (Route 66), from the unique vantage point of a bicycle. Register before May 18, 2020 for the best rates and to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Choose from a 15 mile out and back ride or 27, 45, 66+ or 100 mile loops.
Ride three states in one day. 66+ and 100 mile courses are in three states.
2019 Finisher medal for the first 100 registered.
Ride routes will be following historic Route 66 heading west through Carterville and Webb City. Longer routes will include Kansas, Oklahoma and the following cities: Joplin, Galena, Riverton and Baxter Springs. All routes 27 miles and longer will loop. All rides will include cyclist friendly sections of Historic US Route 66. Approximate assent: 100 mile=2349 ft, 66+mile=1920 ft, 45 mile=1205 ft, 30 mile=662 ft, 12 mile=395 ft
Oklahoma is included on the 66+ and 100.
Register before May 18, 2020 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. $5 price increase after May 18. T-shirts will be in men's sizes. Please keep in mind t-shirts are in men's sizes and run a little on the large size even for men. We will have to commit you to the size you select as we do not order extra shirts. Thank you for your understanding.
Day of ride registration will be available. Cash or check only for day of registrants.
Severe weather will cancel the ride. In the event of a cancellation all fees paid will be considered a donation to the Joplin Trails Coalition.
Discuss This Activity
Joplin Trails Coalition
The Joplin Trails Coalition is a group dedicated to creating and maintaining walking and biking trails in and around Joplin, Webb City, Carthage, Oronogo and Carl Junction Missouri. We currently have two trail projects: the Frisco Greenway Trail that runs through Joplin and Webb City, and the Ruby Jack Trail that goes from Carthage, MO through Oronogo, Carl Junction, and on to the Kansas State Line. Both of these trails are "Rails To Trails" projects, meaning they are former railroads that have been converted to multi-use trails. The trails are created and maintained via the hard work of several volunteers and generous donations from individuals and businesses throughout the community. We invite you to come and explore the trails in person and to get involved with the trails by joining the Joplin Trails Coalition, volunteering on trail work days, and by supporting our annual Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour and the Maple Leaf Tour.