Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour

The JTC officers and board have reluctantly decided to cancel this year's Route 66 ride. Although much normal business will have resumed by June 6, 2020 it will probably still be advisable to maintain some social distancing. With that in mind, it would not be a good idea to have so many riders in close proximity on the road, not to mention at rest stops, 
We offer a full refund to those who have already registered. Alternatively, we can apply your registration fee to the Saturday, October 10 Maple Leaf Ride or next year's Saturday June 5 Route 66. Just let us know your preference.

Thanks to all who have participated in our rides. The registration fees have helped us maintain and improve the Frisco Greenway and Ruby Jack Trails, both of which have been heavily used in recent months. . Meanwhile, stay tuned for news about upcoming work on the Ruby Jack.Registration Click Below


The Joplin Trails Coalition is Proud to Present 

 The Eleventh Annual Three State*

Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour

June 5, 2021

*Three States are included on the 66+ and 100 mile courses only.

Experience the thrill of seeing three states along  America's Mother Road (Route 66), from the unique vantage point of a bicycle.  Register before May 18, 2021 for the best rates and to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  Choose from a 15 mile out and back ride or 30, 45, 66+ or 100 mile loops.

Ride three states in one day.  66+ and 100 mile courses are in three states.

2021 finisher medal for the first 100 registered.

Ride routes will be following historic Route 66 heading west through Carterville and Webb City.  Longer routes will include Kansas, Oklahoma and the following cities: Joplin, Galena, Riverton and Baxter Springs.  All routes 30 miles and longer will loop.  All rides will include cyclist friendly sections of  Historic US Route 66.  Approximate ascent: 100 mile=2194 ft, 66+mile=1846 ft, 45 mile=1205 ft, 30 mile=597 ft, 12 mile=395 ft

Oklahoma is included on the 66+ and 100 mile courses.

Register before May 18, 2021 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. $5 price increase after May 18 2021. T-shirts will be in men's sizes.  Sign up via PayPal,,, or print and mail a registration form.   Day of ride registration will be available. Cash or check only for day of registrants.  T-shirts will not be available to day of registrants or anyone registering after May 18, 2021.


Starting point is at Legget and Platt Corporate Headquarters. 1 Leggett Rd Carthage, MO 64836

All distances depart at 7am sharp. 

Severe weather will cancel the ride.  In the event of a cancellation all fees paid will be considered a donation to the Joplin Trails Coalition.  

Helmets are required for all riders

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Photo Gallery: Route 66 Tour