Missouri, Kansas work to secure Bicycle Route 66 as a national bicycle route | joplinglobe.com

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Missouri and Kansas are working to designate sections of Route 66 as a U.S. bicycle route, and one of the states could receive approval for its route as early as this year. . . .

If approved, Missouri would become the first of eight states that Route 66 travels through to receive the designation. The route would be called USBR 66, and state transportation departments have the option of posting signs for cyclists along the trail.

If designated this spring, Missouri hopes to make an official announcement on June 17 in Joplin, Tuttle said.

Several tourism groups and cycling advocates, like the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation, have also been working with MoDOT and are willing to help raise the funds for the state, Tuttle said.

MoBikeFed comment: We have been working closely with MoDOT, the Adventure Cycling Association, and local officials like Patrick Tuttle of the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau on this project for several years.

It is great to see it finally moving forward!

Next step after the official adoption of the route into U.S. National Bicycle Route System will be locating funding to place wayingfinding signs on the route across Missouri.

More about the U.S. Bicycle Route System here:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/us-bicycle-route-system/

More about Bicycle Route 66 in Missouri here:

http://mobikefed.org/content/2009/12/missouri-bicycle-maps-and-routes#ro...

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