Parts Unkown, AZ

by El Presidente

Join us for a ride that has been a long standing tradition of our club.  Our annual Route 66 Tour will start in Scottsdale then lend you an opportunity to live “Take It Easy” by the Eagles and “Stand on the corner of Winslow, Arizona”.  We will then head west on as much of the Mother Road as possible and end the night in historic Williams.  The next morning, we will roll through Ash Fork and head into Seligman for breakfast, the town that inspired the original Disney movie, “Cars”.  After breakfast we will continue on Route 66 and make stops in Hackberry, Kingman and historic Oatman where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard spent their wedding night.  We will then head for Laughlin, NV and the Colorado Belle for a stop for the night.  On Sunday morning, we’ll get up early and head to a more modern Route 66 attraction, Topock66 for breakfast.  From here,  you’re on your own to head back home via the route of your choosing.

The difficulty level of this ride is EASY.  This ride will have a relaxed pace with frequent rest stops and roads not providing much of a challenge.  Be prepared for possibly cold, almost freezing temperatures early in the day.  This will be a great ride for beginner/intermediate riders as well as cruisers and people riding two-up. This is a great first overnight trip for the novice touring rider!  Roughly 491 miles total from GO AZ Motorcycles Scottsdale to Topock66.

Ride Chair: Todd Gilles

Sweep:  Allen Kelley Jr.

Start Time: 8:30 AM

Start Location: GO AZ Motorcycles Scottsdale

End Location:  Topock66, Topok, AZ

Video from the last time we went this way.

Downloadable GPX files available to members here.

Our first night’s stay will be at:
1900 E. Rodeo Road / Route 66
Williams, AZ 86046
(800)482-3955
We have blocked out rooms in the entire motel at a special rate.  You must call and mention the AZRATPack to get the special rate.  Rates are $105.44 for a King room and $111 for a Double.  Rates include taxes.  You must book by August 31st.
Dinner:  We are planning a BBQ at the Canyon Motel like we did on the Southern Arizona Tour.
We will end Day 2 at:
2100 S. Casino Drive
Laughlin, Nevada 89029
Rates start at $84/night if you book directly with the hotel.
Dinner TBA on arrival.
Ride dates are October 4, 5, 6, 2019.

Published by El Presidente

Riding since 1983, I've owned a variety of bikes over the years, I have done all sorts of riding! I started in the motorcycle industry in 1999 at Fast By Ferracci in Willow Grove, PA, winners of World & AMA Superbike Championships and AMA Supercross race winners. I now work as the Assistant Operations Manager at Spooky Fast Customs and Yamwood Foundry after a stint from 2009 to 2013 at the GO AZ Scottsdale parts department.