The Road Ahead Partnership
The Road Ahead
Connect with the Centennial Journey
A Coalition of Dedicated Organizations
Representing the Entire
Route 66 Corridor
Celebrate the road
Celebrating the History and Diversity
Of The Road's
Iconic American Past
Continue the Journey
Dedicated to the Prosperity
Of Route 66
Moving Into its Second Century
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Centennial invitation
You are invited to a party with a purpose
The Route 66 Centennial

The Route 66 Centennial is a once in a 100-year opportunity and the Road Ahead invites you to the party the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership is planning for this historic milestone.
Our Party With a Purpose aims to celebrate, commemorate, and honor Route 66 by helping the millions of people who live, work, and travel along it.
And what’s a party without presents? Our presents includes activities, commemorations, and a series of programs focused on preservation, tourism promotion, research/education, and the economic development of Route 66.


Featured Programs

Preservation Toolkits
Preservation Toolkits

During the Centennial period we are striving to preserve, maintain, restore, and return to use historic properties along the Route 66 corridor. To assist with that we have developed the

Preservation Toolkits
Route 66 Preservation and Economic Development Grant Program

Beginning in 2025, the Road Ahead Partnership has set a goal of awarding up to $25,000 annually via the Route 66 Preservation and Economic Development Grant program.

Extraordinary Women
Route 66 Extraordinary Women Initiative

Celebrate the women-owned businesses of Route 66 during the Mother Road’s Centennial. “Apply” for a micro-grant or “Donate” to support the program.

Black Experience Grant Program
Route 66 Black Experience Grant Program

These grants help Black owned and/or operated businesses, and support research and programs designed to interpret and tell the stories of Black experiences associated with Route 66