• Posted on: 19 April 2015
  • By: Editor

The RIVER TO RIVER: IOWA'S FORGOTTEN HIGHWAY 6 premiere date is set! A few weeks later than originally hoped for but mark your calendars for Thursday evening, September 17th, 2015 to celebrate with us at the Putnam Giant Screen! You'll know you are at the right place by the classic cars in the lot! Pre-order your DVD at http://docublogger.typepad.com/highway6/reserve-your-copy-of-the-river-t... and save $$!

From pain sprouts passion for Aprylle Gilbert

  • Posted on: 19 April 2015
  • By: Editor
 Aprylle Gilbert runs US Route 6 from Santa Cruz,CA to Provincetown, MA, 3,652 miles

At the age of 15, Aprylle Gilbert figuratively ran away from the East Coast. On May 11, she will literally run back.

Gilbert, 45 and a mother of two, will take off from Santa Cruz, running down to Long Beach where she will follow historic Route 6 to Provincetown, Mass.

The run will take just about three months to accomplish, covering 3,652 miles across 14 states.

And she’s doing all of this to raise money for disadvantaged children in San Jose.

Route 6 has plenty of stories to tell

  • Posted on: 6 February 2015
  • By: Editor
Route 6 runs along 37th Avenue in Hobart until it cuts north on Ripley Street to join the Borman Expressway.

Among the nation’s highways, U.S. Route 66 has become synonymous with Americana, its story captured in songs and television shows as well as marketing campaigns to attract international tourists.
U.S. 6, which rolls through Des Moines, never has enjoyed such recognition. But supporters say that Route 6 has “half the digits and twice the kicks” of its cult-status counterpart.

Classic Car Road Trip to Advocate for Historic Highway, Local Shops

  • Posted on: 7 September 2014
  • By: Editor

DES MOINES, Iowa – If you’re a classic car lover, there’s still time to take part in a road trip across Iowa on Highway 6.

The drive isn’t until October, but the Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is trying to get the word out now. The goal of the three-day “River to River Retro Road Trip” is to raise awareness of the history of Route 6, and to support small mom-and-pop shops along the way.