Myths about Route 66: #3 The original Route 66 is not suitable for motorcycles and cars, you drive on muddy or dusty roads
When I talked about Route 66 to people from different European countries, I was shocked by the myths and inaccurate information I learned during the conversations. Route 66 needs to be discussed much more and so I have decided to explain and even debunk some of these myths. Here is myth #3.
The most frequently used route has an asphalt or concrete surface and is comfortable to drive on for both motorcycles and cars along its entire length. So Route 66 can be traveled all the way without having to turn to a dusty or field road. On the other hand, some unmaintained sections are so beautiful that it would be a shame to ignore them – for example, from Glenrio to San Jon, a section near Jericho, or the Cuervo – Santa Rosa section.