Route 66 Segment 2: Springfield to Santa Fe
19 Day Epic Bike Tour
If you're not available to cycle the entire Route 66 cross-country tour this spring, then consider doing just a portion of it with us. We've broken the route up into manageable 2-3 week sections. This segment crosses the heartland of America in three weeks, through the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. You'll join Route 66 in Springfield, MO and end in Santa Fe, NM.
The tour is filled, but call us. We may be able to squeeze you in.
Total of 934 miles with an average of 55 miles per day, including two rest days. The terrain starts out relatively flat and gradually gets more hilly as the route heads southwest, crossing the Ozarks.
All lodging, breakfasts, dinners and snacks on riding days, SAG support along the route, detailed maps and cue sheets, mechanical support, state line crossing parties, luggage transfer, and trained guides.
Not available for this epic tour. We will provide you with details on getting your bicycle to and from the tour.
Fly into Springfield, MO and out of Santa Fe, NM.
Relatively flat, Route 66 quickly became popular among truck drivers once it was officially established in 1926. Since the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s, it also became popular among families looking for better jobs in California. It became known as the Main Street of America. When interstates started taking over much of its traffic in the 1960s and 1970s, and pieces of it were commandeered for other routes, it was officially decommissioned as a route in 1985.
Since then, Route 66 has experienced a revival. Various sections of the road are now on the National Register of Historic Places and listed as Scenic Byways. Designed to connect the Main Streets of small towns across the country, we will cycle through these small towns and the bigger cities that they’ve become. It is also Adventure Cycling’s newest cross-country route. We’ll follow the expertly designed route, staying in hotels with dry, warm beds and hot showers every night.
There will be 2 rest days over the course of the trip. We schedule these at scenic and historic stops where there is an opportunity to explore the area. We strongly believe in giving everyone time to see the natural wonders of our country and to relax to keep our bodies healthy and strong.
We offer a reasonable price. You’ll find we have the cheapest per day rate for any hotel epic bike touring company.
We carry your luggage, and you, if necessary.
We offer healthy, home-cooked meals prepared by our traveling chef who understands the “performance food” needed to undertake such a challenge. If you require a vegan or gluten-free diet, there will be a small surcharge.
We support the tour with two vehicles equipped with supplies, first aid, food and water.
We limit the group size to around 25 plus staff. You’re neither alone nor anonymous. We guarantee you’ll make some lifelong friends along the way.
Join us to “Get Your Kicks on Route 66!”
TO JOIN: Register on-line or call us at 800-247-1444 to make your registration deposit of $400. The balance of the trip fee is due 75 days prior to the tour start. Save 2% if you make your payments by check.
TRIP INSURANCE: We will provide you with a source for trip cancellation/interruption insurance. We strongly recommend insurance, especially for a trip of this magnitude.
TOUR DETAILS: Help on training, transportation, packing, and an itinerary will be sent upon receipt of your registration fee. We will also mail you periodic Prep Talk newsletters to help you prepare for the trip. For more information, including links to blogs kept by past cross-country participants, contact us and we’d be happy to send you more details. Space is limited so sign up today!
Route 66 Segment 2 Itinerary
|May 11, 2018||Springfield, MO||0|
|May 12, 2018||Carthage, MO||78|
|May 13, 2018||Miami, OK||54|
|May 14, 2018||Claremore, OK||70|
|May 15, 2018||Stroud, OK||82|
|May 16, 2018||Edmond, OK||49|
|May 17, 2018||El Reno, OK||41|
|May 18, 2018||Weatherford, OK||44|
|May 19, 2018||Elk City, OK||43|
|May 20, 2018||Elk City, OK||0|
|May 21, 2018||Shamrock, TX||57|
|May 22, 2018||Amarillo, TX||91|
|May 23, 2018||Vega, TX||42|
|May 24, 2018||Tucumcari, NM||80|
|May 25, 2018||Tucumcari, NM||0|
|May 26, 2018||Santa Rosa, NM||62|
|May 27, 2018||Las Vegas, NM||69|
|May 28, 2018||Santa Fe, NM||72|
|May 29, 2018||Home||0|