Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bad Weather On the East Coast Washes Out Portion of US Route 6 in PA

When it rains and pours all night and all day, there's bound to be an effect on the roads. Business Route 6 in Carbondale, PA got hit pretty hard, but Penn DOT seems to be taking it well, as you can see in this video.

For all traveling on Route 6 from Massachusetts to California, keep an eye on the road and on the weather, and use precaution.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Iowa's Historic US Route 6 Featured in New Documentary by Emmy-nominated Filmmakers

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Aprylle Gilbert Reaches Provincetown MA: Fastest Cross-Country Runner Ends Route 6 Run with A Surprise Presentation

Aprylle Gilbert, long-distance endurance runner, receiving the Points of Light Gold Medal - a Presidential Volunteer Service Award - from US Route 6 MA Director, Don Doucette, at the end of her 3,652-mile transcontinental run in Provincetown MA.  

Photo Credit - Merrily Cassidy, CAPE COD TIMES

Watch Aprylle cross the Finish Line HERE.  "These kids are worth running the extra mile for."- Aprylle Gilbert

Friday, September 11, 2015

From Provincetown MA Tourism Office: Help Celebrate the End of Aprylle's Route 6 Run on Tuesday September 15 at Pilgrim's Landing Park


America's First Destination will be Aprylle Gilbert's final at the finish line in Pilgrims' First Landing Park 
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. - Endurance runner and musician Aprylle Gilbert will finish her historic run along famed U.S. Route 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Pilgrims' First Landing Park in Provincetown. The coast-to coast run is in support of her charity program, "Coast to Coast for Kids," supporting disadvantaged children in San Jose, Calif.
Gilbert's run began on May 11, 2015, in Bishop, Calif. and stretches 3,652 miles to Provincetown, where U.S. Route 6 ends. She runs 30-40 miles each day and has endured challenging terrains and climates including the deserts in California, Nevada and Utah and mountain regions in Colorado, although she says she finds comfort in the changing landscapes.
Gilbert has traveled with her friend and support driver, Jose Reyes, with help from a network of volunteers and the Route 6 Tourist Association. She doesn't use any money from the charity fund and credits the volunteers who have offered her housing in small towns along the way. As a reward for those who are sponsoring the run, donors receive gifts of Gilbert's CDs and her book. One-hundred percent of contributions are donated to charity.
To honor Gilbert, the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Provincetown, in the County of Barnstable of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has proclaimed Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, as Aprylle Gilbert Day in the Town of Provincetown and encourages citizens to express their gratitude and to pay tribute on this day.
Pilgrims' First Landing Park commemorates the 102 Pilgrims on the Mayflower whose first landing in the New World was at the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown in 1620. Plans are underway to commemorate the 400th landing along with the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor, a document giving rise to a nation and American Democracy.

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Provincetown Tourism Office
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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Where is Route 6 Runner, Aprylle Gilbert Now? With Me!

Several years ago, I tackled transcontinental US Route 6, known also as The Grand Army of the Republic Highway. By "tackle" I mean I drove the complete 3,652 miles in the comfort of my own car, purely for the joy and novelty of documenting the country's second longest road for my guidebook, Stay on Route 6. (Though formerly the longest American highway, it was overtaken by US Route 20 in 1964 when California renumbered its routes.)
But endurance runner and musician, Aprylle Gilbert, has been actually tackling Route 6 as earnestly and powerfully as any linebacker goes after his opponents on the football field. She is not doing it for the joy or novelty, either. She's doing it to prove that she can, and "for the kids."
Read the rest of the story on Huffington Post HERE