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2014 Trip Schedule

This is the UNOFFICIAL Schedule
for 2014, watch for the changes, look at the dates.

I am posting really early this year so check back often.

The Ride for the Relay starts offically on September 6, 2014.  I will try and post pictures and comments each day while on our trip.  This way any interested friends or family can keep up with us while we travel.  Even if you are watching different people post things on FaceBook or other message centers, the pictures posted here will be different.

Also as you watch us progress along our way, go to the Guest Book and leave comments.  The Riders always like to know you are keeping up with them.

Thank you for following us and for you support.  Here is how the schedule goes:

Day before the Ride (September 5, 2014) we gather at the Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center in Downers Grove, Illinois.  4:00 pm Riders meeting.  Front desk will give you the location, I would like everyone to attend.

Day 1- Sept 6, 2014  Chicago to Lincoln, Illinois------------------------------------------171 miles
Lunch & Route 66 museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Hampton Inn in Lincoln will have a BB-Q for us.

Day 2 - Sept 7, 2014  Lincoln to Rolla, Missouri------------------------------------------258 miles
The Old Brick Road and Turkey Tracks south of Springfield
Henry's Ra66it Ranch, Staunton, Illinois
Chain of Rocks Bridge crossing
Ted Drew's Concrete Ice Cream comfort stop St. Louis

Day 3 - Sept 8, 2014  Rolla to Joplin, Missouri--------------------------------------------197 miles
Police escort through Springfield, MO
Lunch at Gary Turner's Sinclair
Dinner BBQ at the Hilton in Joplin, MO

Day 4 - Sept 9, 2014 Joplin to Yukon, Oklahoma--------------------------------------265 miles
Galena, Kansas home of Tow Mater, the tow truck from the movie "CARS"
Afton Station, Afton, Oklahoma ( is a regular stop to say hello to Laurel Kane and to see the great cars & meet Ron Jones the Tattoo Man and his 1956 Custom Chevrolet.
Lunch at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa for those that want to go.
7:30pm in Conference Room at the Hampton Inn, Ken Turmel will present a program on a Historical Document.  If you have not seen this it is a must see.

Day 5 - Sept 10, 2014  Edmond to Amarillo, Texas-----------------------------------------282 miles
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial side trip, you should go if you have never been there.
Elk City, Oklahoma for lunch and Route 66 Museum.
Dinner at "Big Texan Steak House" Limo's

Day 6 - Sept 11, 2014  Amarillo to Santa Rosa, NM----------------------------------------176 miles
Today we respect those that lost their lives on 9-11.  Show your respect in your way.
Cadillac Ranch is our first stop, bring your Green Paint (we will give the exact color in the near future..
Adrian, TX is the half way point on Rt 66, enjoy the Ugly Crust Pie
Russell's Truck and Travel Center, on 66 just 3 miles from the Texas border
There will be a fun stop in Tucumcari, NM  Blue Sallow Motel is our gathering place.

Day 7 - Sept 12, 2014  Santa Rosa to Acoma, NM------------------------------------------176 miles
Santa Fe, NM festival in downtown Santa Fe.
Stopping in Albuquerque, NM at Bobby Unser's house

Day 8 - Sept 13, 2014  Acoma to Winslow, AZ---------------------------------------------208 miles
Lunch in Gallup, New Mexico as a group we hope
Petrified Forest & Painted Desert National Park
Standing on the Corner in Winslow, AZ

Day 9 - Sept 14, 2014  Winslow to Kingman, AZ------------------------------------------224 miles
For those that have seen the GC & MC we may have a new route.
Grand Canyon Tour side trip, go if you have never seen it.
Meteor Crater world's best preserved meteorite impact site

Day 10 - Sept 15, 2014  Kingman to Barstow, CA--------------------------------------------229 miles
Oatman, Az home of the wild donkeys
Mojave Desert's Amboy will be a comfort stop
Lunch at Ludlow Coffee Shop, Ludlow, CA

Day 11 - Sept 16, 2014  Barstow to San Bernardino, CA-----------------------------------81 miles
Route 66 Mother Road Museum, Barstow
Lunch at Summit Inn, Victorville, CA
The original McDonalds in San Bernardino, CA

Day 12 - Sept 17, 2014  San Bernardino to Santa Monica Pier, CA-------------------70 miles
Raffle drawing at Dan Rice's kiosk
Lunch at Bubba Gumps and all the goodbye's

                                                                    Total--------------------------------2317 miles estimated

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