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The 2,448 mile Route 66 or the ‘American Highway’, as it is known, is perhaps one of the most famous roads in the world. Stretching all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles, it is a route that has featured in and influenced great swathes of 20th century popular culture, from John Steinbeck’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ to the classic song ‘(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66’, which was originally recorded by Nat King Cole and has since been covered by over 50 other artists. The history and romance of this road is a huge draw, and presents perhaps the great American road trip for any newly qualified biker who wants to feel the freedom of the open road – and has time and money to spare!
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