Route 66

Motorcycling ... Route 66

Whilst we do realise that Route 66 is part of the USA, we believe that it more than deserves it's own page...


Originally running from Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 (otherwise known as the Mother Road) was built in 1926 and covered nearly 2,500 miles. The route is traditionally travelled from East to West, as this was the path travelled by many seeking a better life during the vast migrations of the 1930s.

Whilst Route 66 was officially delisted from the United States Highway System in 1985 as it was all but replaced by the Interstate Highway System, long stretches still exist under what is now known as 'Historic Route 66'.

An absolute must for anyone with a bike, we can heartily recommend this amazing road system to anyone with a sense of fun or a need to travel and meet new people. Different sections of Route 66 offer something suitable for everyone, and there is nothing more spectacular than picking and choosing the best parts of this route to ride on your very own bike.

Because of the popularity of Route 66 the shipping very often works out cheaper than hiring a bike whilst you are out there, so it is definitely worth exploring as a possibility.

For the USA you will need ESTA approval which allows you to join the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), or if staying for longer than 90 days you may need a visa. You can find out more here.

For your bike you will need to have EPA approval which is very easy to obtain, and when you are ready to book we will send you samples and help you complete the relevant forms.