Mother Road Part of US Bicycle Route: Ribbon Cutting Marks Start of Big Bam Ride

Two cycling events both follow Route 66. As the Oklahoma Freewheel comes to a close, the Big Bam Ride begins in Joplin.

After riding 425 miles across Oklahoma and Kansas, roughly five hundred cyclists will be departing on a five-day cycling tour along historic route 66 for the Big Bam ride. It’s the latest event by “Bicycle Across Missouri.” The 304 mile trek begins in Joplin and ends in Eureka, Missouri.