New Rt. 66 motorcycle plate program launched

New Rt. 66 motorcycle plate program launched

SPRINGFIELD (June 7, 2018) – Illinois motorcycle owners now have an opportunity to join car owners from across the state to support Route 66 by registering for the newly released Illinois Route 66 motorcycle plate.

“Route 66 is a historic part of our American culture,” said State Rep. Tim Butler of the 87th District, who sponsored the legislation that brought the plate to reality. “The Mother Road starts in downtown Chicago and stretches across more than 300 miles of Illinois land and passes through six other states to California.”

“Illinois residents that ride will now be able to enjoy a distinctive Route 66 motorcycle plate that also provides funding to support preservation and promotion of this legendary highway in our state,” said Bill Kelly, executive director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway. Tourists from around the world travel Route 66, looking to experience American nostalgia and bringing millions of dollars of economic impact to communities along the route.

Illinois Route 66 motorcycle license plates may be displayed only on motorcycle having an engine over 150ccs. The plates can be renewed online, by mail, by touch-tone phone or by visiting an Illinois Secretary of State facility. For more information, visit illinoisroute66.org/Support-Route-66/License-Plates or “Pick-A-Plate” online at cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/license_plate_guide/motorcycle/mcy_route66.html.