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2015 Trip Schedule

This is the UNOFFICIAL Schedule
for 2015, watch for the changes, look at the dates.

I am posting really early so check back often.
The Ride for the Relay starts offically on September 5, 2015.  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 your support.  Here is how the schedule goes:

Day before the Ride (September 4, 2015) 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 (Depart 8am) Sept 5, 2015  Chicago to Lincoln, Illinois-----------------------171 miles
Lunch & Route 66 museum in Pontiac, Illinois 
Day 2 - (Depart 7am) Sept 6, 2015  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 - (Depart 8am) Sept 7, 2015  Rolla to Joplin, Missouri------------------------197 miles
Police escort through Springfield, MO
Memorial Luncheon at Gary Turner's Sinclair, Paris Springs, MO 
BBQ Dinner provided by the Chris Byers family at the Hilton Inn, Joplin, MO
Day 4 - (Depart 7am) Sept 8, 2015 Joplin to Okla City, Ok---------------------------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 provided at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa for those that want to go.

Day 5 - (Depart 7am) Sept 9, 2015  Okla City 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 provided for transportation, leave the bike on night.

Day 6 - (Depart 8am) Sept 10, 2015  Amarillo to Santa Rosa, NM-------------------176 miles
Cadillac Ranch is our first stop, bring your spray can of Safety Green Paint to paint a Cadillac.
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 - (Depart 7am) Sept 11, 2015  Santa Rosa to Acoma, NM---------------------176 miles
Today we respect those that lost their lives on 9-11 & our military.  Show your respect in you way.  Most of us wear shirts that honor in some way.
Santa Fe, NM festival in downtown Santa Fe, Jerry Thelander schedules all the parking.
Stopping in Albuquerque, NM at Bobby Unser's house.

Day 8 - (Depart 8am) Sept 12, 2015  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 - (Depart 7am) Sept 13, 2015  Winslow to Kingman, AZ-----------------------224 miles
Grand Canyon Tour side trip, go if you have never seen it.
Meteor Crater world's best preserved meteorite impact site.

Day 10 - (Depart 8am) Sept 14, 2015  Kingman to Barstow, CA----------------------229 miles
Oatman, Az home of the wild donkeys.
Mojave Desert's Amboy will be a comfort stop & placing of the Memorial Stones.
Lunch at Ludlow Coffee Shop, Ludlow, CA.
We will have a banquet at the Hotel, I would like all to attend as this is our last dinner together.

Day 11 - (Depart 8am) Sept 15, 2015  Barstow to Colton, CA--------------------------81 miles
Route 66 Mother Road Museum, Barstow.
Lunch at Summit Inn, Victorville, CA.
The original McDonalds in San Bernardino, CA.

Day 12 - (Depart 8/9am)Sept 16, 2015  Colton 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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