Hire a Motorcycle and Ride Route 66

January 22, 2012

Route 66 Motorcycle Hire

Hire a motorcycle and ride Route 66

Interested in riding Route 66, but want to do it your own way, at your own pace? Then consider hiring an Eaglerider motorcycle from The Lost Adventure. Feeling spontaneous? Choose your own arrival and departure dates, set your own schedule. Fly into Chicago, pick up your bike (Harley Davidson, BMW, Triumph and Honda Goldwing motorcycles are available) and head off on the Mother Road to California. It’s 2,345 miles and the journey takes you through eight States. You’ll see Springfield, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Santa Fe, Kingman, Barstow – all the towns in the old Nat King Cole song.

Route 66 One-Way Rental
13 Days Hire
Pick Up: Chicago
Drop Off: Los Angeles

Rate Varies Depending on Motorcycle

Harley: £1568 or $2461 USD (including One-Way Fee)
Triumph Bonneville: £1345 or $2112 USD (including One-Way Fee)
BMW or Goldwing: £1729 or $2715 USD (including One-Way Fee)

Optional SLI and VIP Insurance £429 or $674 USD additional

We offer discounts for active military, Police and Fire Officers.


(If you’re interested in a fully Guided Route 66 Motorcycle Tour, click here.)

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to ride Route 66 and see everything there is to see. There are endless photo opportunities, small towns with diners that serve the perfect burger, deserted old gas stations and abandoned tourist stops from the 1950’s. You want to take your time and soak it all in – Route 66 is a virtual time machine.The riding is easy, the speeds fairly conservative. There are twisty roads once you get into Arizona, but riding the Mother Road is more about getting on a wavelength, letting the journey unfold. Everyone who rides Route 66 comes away with a special, unforgettable feeling.

Of course, a detour to the Grand Canyon or Las Vegas is easy. Unlike a fully guided tour, your itinerary is your own to choose. And if you need tips on where to stay and what to see, let us know. We offer discounts for large groups, clubs, active military, Police and Fire officers. The Lost Adventure is a fully authorized EagleRider Tour Operator with the most competitive rates for bike hire, guided and self guided tours – contact us today and get your kicks on Route 66! 

There's nothing like riding a Harley down Route 66

Route 66 Motorcycle Hire

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  1. Greg Woulfe on September 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Whats the best time of year to ride Route 66 ?

    • Jim on September 17, 2012 at 3:05 am

      Greg the best times are between mid-May and mid-October, although our favorite time would have to be mid-September, because things quiet down, less people are visiting 66, and the weather is spectacular. The late summer light is incredible. But honestly, anytime from late spring to early fall is good.

      Hope that helps!



      • Greg Woulfe on September 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm

        Thanks Jim, we actually had planed to head over in July/August, mainly because we don’t want to have rain stuff the trip up. We don’t mind hot weather – we live in Karratha Australia, so 40 – 50 degrees Celsius is normal to us. If September is the way to go, then we can try to arrange it but we have work commitments and so on. Thanks for your advice Jim, much appreciated.

        • Jim on October 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

          There’s always a chance of rain on a 66 tour because you’re traveling halfway across America, you’re bound to get a drizzle somewhere. When we rode 66 in April this past year, we had a blizzard with huge hailstorms in Arizona! But if you ride in July/August, you should get pretty excellent weather. Be sure to purchase a cooling vest, we like these: http://www.silvereagleoutfitters.com/cooling-vests/

          They’ll make tour much more enjoyable if you get one.

          Glad to be of service. If you need any other info or a bike hire, please give us a shout.


          Jim McDermott

    • mark Cronin on March 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Hi ! I was wondering if you had any other bikes to hire, eg. sports touring bikes ? Thanks !

      • Jim on March 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        Hey Mark – depending on your pickup location, there are other bikes available, BMWs, various Triumphs and the Honda Goldwing (not exactly a sport tourer but you’d be surprised how well Goldwings handle). If you’re doing Route 66, honestly the best bike for the ride is a Harley, because of the low speeds and longer, straighter roads. If you need further help and advice, drop us an email at [email protected] and we’d be glad to sort you the right bike – thanks!


        Jim McDermott

    • Ice on February 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Well done arilcte that. I’ll make sure to use it wisely.

  2. BikerPaul on October 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I’m thinking of riding Route 66 next year. Now I’ve read these comments I think I’ll go for Aug/Sept time.
    By the way… What’s a “Cooling vest”..??
    I’m in England and I’ve never heard of a cooling vest…??

    • Jim on October 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Hey Paul – a cooling vest is essentially is a vest that you soak in water, and inside it has materials which retain the water. You put it on, and as you ride in hot weather, the heat and the wind slowly evaporate the retained water, which is almost like a layer of clean sweat on your body. This keeps you quite cool, even when the temperature is very hot. We’ve ridden in the desert with cooling vests when it was 46 degrees and it made the riding not only bearable, but actually comfortable. A cooling vest can keep you from getting sleepy and dehydrated when temperatures are high. Given that portions of 66 run through the desert, we highly recommend a cooling vest during the summer months. Hope that helps – if you would like a quote for a bike hire or a guided tour, please send us an email to [email protected]



  3. michael mc cafferty on November 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    hello all, myself and my brother are doing route 66 next august and we would like to know can anyone help us to get started as regard flights. best place to fly too, any good harley hire places, we want to go off road aswell and make the most of this trip thanks to all. lol complete learners

  4. Animesh Singh on February 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Hi Jim

    Awesome pics on http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelostadventure/sets/72157627559417465/

    Is it a good idea to undertake this Journey in mid April this year?

    Also, do you have a detailed itinerary of route 66?

    – Animesh

    • Jim on February 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Hello Animesh;

      Thanks for your post – we’ve done Route 66 in April, and had many good days on the road. But it was very cold in some parts, near freezing in the morning, so we think late April is really the earliest time we’d ride Route 66, mid-May is probably better.

      Here’s a detailed itinerary of the Route 66 Guided Tour:


      There are several ways to do the trip – a fully Guided Tour is the easiest, everything is taken care of and you have a guide and support vehicle. Then there’s Self-Drive, with no guide but you’re given a bike, detailed directions and your hotels are booked. And of course bike hire, which is just the bike. Depends on what you’re most comfortable with and what your budget is.

      If you need more info or would like a quote, please let us know – my email is [email protected]


      Jim McDermott

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