Best Places to Ride in Las Vegas: Historic Route 66
The weather is warming up and we know you are just itching to get back out there on and soak up the sun! At Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, Red Rock Harley-Davidson and Zion Harley-Davidson we know the feeling.
This spring we are looking forward to hitting the open road with you. There are miles upon miles of what can only be called a motorcyclist playground surrounding the chaos and commotion of the Las Vegas strip. So don’t miss a single mile of Nevada and Utah’s beauty of your next trip.
So grab your Harley and enjoy the ride, we sure did!
Get Your Kicks on Route 66
Songs have been written about it. Movies from all generations have featured it. Now it’s time for you to ride it. Take a journey back in time as you cruise down the historic Route 66 from the seat of your Harley-Davidson motorcycle (which just so happens to be the best view possible!).
Between Kingman and Seligman, Arizona, 85 miles of this history-filled road still exists and each and every one still holds the allure and magic that has made it an iconic stretch of highway. Known as the “Main Street of America,” Route 66 is one of the original U.S. highways.
Route 66, established on November 11, 1926, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. It ended in Los Angeles and covered a total of 2,448 miles.
Over the years, Route 66 has played an important role in American culture. Sadly, though, in 1985 it was officially removed from the United States Highway System and was replaced by the Interstate Highway System. But, a bit of Route 66’s glory still remains, enough, thankfully, to make any Harley and history lover thrilled!!
How To Get There
Jump onto US Highway 93 and head south towards Kingman, Arizona. Along the way you will pass over the Hoover Dam. Stay on US Highway 93 until you hit Kingman. US 93 will drop you off in the center of Kingman, follow the signs for Historic US-/E Andy Devine Ave.
As you’re heading east for the next 85 miles towards Seligman, check out all the famous places along the way, such as the “Harvey House – Road House.”
Landmarks Along the Way
Charm and history will take you along stretch of road where anything goes. From the seat of your Harley you will take the ultimate opportunity to step back in time. Along the way check out the quirky roadside attractions and the remaining icons and landmarks:
- Hoover Dam is one of our “Best Places to Ride in Las Vegas.” Heading out from Vegas into the desert is so magnificent.
- Snow Cap & Drive-In is a historic eatery and drive-in. Imagine the Disney/Pixar movie Cars…it’s like that! Juan Delgadillo sliced the roof off a 1936 Chevrolet hardtop, added some horns, a little paint, and created an attraction that’s been bringing people in ever since!
- Hackberry General Store & Visitor’s Center offers a collection of roadside memorabilia. Reminisce about a simpler time, play the jukebox and have a picnic. If you happen to be there on the first weekend of May, check out the Route 66 Fun Run.
Why not plan a Harley ride down Route 66 for this summer? If you plan accordingly, you could join a group of riders from all around the world as the ride almost 2,700 mile of Route 66: Riding Route Presents…The 2011 Riding Route 66 Motorcycle Tour.
Route 66 offers all the freedom of the open road the way it is suppose to be. The sound of your engine will have a claiming effect on your soul. Don’t forget to grab a root beer from Hackberry’s.
After all, life is a highway, and we want to ride it all night long…on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, of course!