Route 66 Bike Week – Needles to Seligman and Beyond – will begin at the historic El Garces and Santa Fe Park on Route 66 in Needles. Needles Tourism will host the event on Friday, April 29, from 8am-3pm along with sponsors Marvin’s Mary J and The Red Dog Saloon and Wagon Wheel Restaurant, both iconic Route 66 stops. Food will be offered by the Needles Eagles Aerie #2599 and music will be provided.

The Mother Road in Needles has several other noteworthy sights – Needles Regional Museum where Spike resides, Wayside Rest Stop, Veterans Memorial on Old National Trails Hwy, colorful murals on many of the historic buildings and BNSF Railroad that follows much of Route 66. Complimentary tours of the El Garces will be offered.

Come to Needles and travel on an original part of Route 66! We look forward to seeing you.

Needles’ formation began when three railroads, Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad and the Santa Fe Railroad joined together to form the 35th Parallel Transcontinental Railroad. In 1883, Needles became the home of the railroad workers, who helped build the railroad making coast-to-coast travel available to the newly developing West.