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Route 66 Cross Country Chase
Approximately 100 vintage motorcycle riders will pass through Claremore on September 17 for the Cross Country Motorcycle Route 66 Chase. This trial of speed, endurance, navigation and knowledge has been specifically designed for riders with motorcycles manufactured between 1930-1960.
The motorcyclists will arrive at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum at 3:00 p.m. and invite the community to view the vintage bikes and meet riders from across the globe. The group will enter Claremore from the north end of Route 66 and travel down JM Davis to either Blue Starr or Will Rogers before entering the museum grounds.
“Visit Claremore is honored to welcome the Route 66 Cross Country Chase participants on their inaugural trip through Claremore,” said Tanya Andrews, Director of the Claremore Expo and Tourism Development. “Our team is excited to host the group for dinner and highlight the many things we love about our community. They will spend the night in Claremore before departing for their next stop Sunday morning.”
The Route 66 Cross Country Chase takes place September 15-20. Its route begins in Springfield, Illinois, and ends in California.
To be eligible to participate in the event, riders must complete an average of over 250 miles per day throughout the race. Additionally, participants must successfully navigate the more than 2,400-mile route in the allotted timeframe.
Riders also complete a 100-question exam that tests their knowledge of Route 66 and American motorcycling history, which will be added to the individual’s final score.
For more information on the Route 66 Cross Country Chase and other exciting events, visit www.visitclaremore.org.