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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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

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aprylle Gilbert Will Be in PA Next Week - Nearing The End of Her Extreme Cross Country Run for Kids On US Route 6

Coast to coast: Runner expected to arrive in McKean County next week

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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 10:00 am
Aprylle Gilbert is on a mission to run 3,652 miles across the country on U.S. Route 6, and is expected to arrive in McKean County on Wednesday.
Her “Coast to Coast for Kids” campaign is an effort to raise money for programs geared toward disadvantaged children in San Jose, Calif.
“Having runners on Pennsylvania Route 6 is a positive press image for our region,” said Linda Devlin, executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau. “It helps to raise awareness of their cause, and since our marketing brand for McKean County is ‘Trail Central’ we always appreciate having runners, bikers and outdoor recreation enthusiasts in the McKean County area.”
Gilbert, a long-distance runner and professional musician, began her journey May 11 from Long Beach, Calif., and is heading to Provincetown, Mass., which is at the tip of Cape Cod.
Each day, Gilbert has been running 30 to 40 miles along U.S. Route 6, and she is due to cross the Pennsylvania border from Ohio on Sunday.
By Wednesday evening, she should be in Kane, according to her schedule.
The next day Gilbert is due in Smethport. Plans are in motion for people to walk with her along Route 6, according to Claudia Caminite of the ANF Visitors Bureau and an official with the Potato Creek Trail Association.
That’s the kind of support that Gilbert wants to see. In a statement on her website, Gilbert said she wants to reach out to communities during her trek, invite them to be part of the movement and run with her.
Meanwhile, on Thursday night, Gilbert will spend the evening at Inn on Maple Street in Port Allegany. On Friday, she will reach Coudersport and arrive in Galeton that night.
“We would like to show Aprylle how excited we are to welcome her to PA,” said PA Route 6 Alliance Jennifer Rossman in an e-mail. “Thus far, Aprylle has had police and fire escorts arranged for her, mayors, commissioners and other local government persons welcome her into their towns, counties, and regions. We want Aprylle to know how friendly and welcoming we are in PA but we need your help.”
In the past, Route 6 has been the site of long-distance walkers — a writer and most recently a blogger, but Devlin doesn’t remember there being a runner.
For Gilbert, she will be accomplishing a dream of running from coast to coast.
“I am hoping my run will develop connections and build a network for community activism. I want to encourage young people to make health and fitness a priority and inspire them to dream big,” she said.
For more information on the “Coast to Coast for Kids” campaign, see

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Where's Aprylle Gilbert Now?? Route 6 brings long-distance runner to Gretna NE

From the Gretna Breeze/Omaha World Herald In Eastern Nebraska

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A California woman has reached the halfway point in her 3,652-mile journey along U.S. Route 6 and is expected to reach the Gretna area on Monday.
Long-distance runner and singer/songwriter Aprylle Gilbert entered Nebraska on July 7 and averages 30 miles per day, which will place her in the local area sometime over the weekend or early next week.
The resident of San Jose, Calif., began her journey on May 11 in Long Beach, Calif., and plans to continue to Provincetown, Mass.
Gilbert would be the first person to run U.S. Route 6 from coast to coast, according to the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.
Her coast-to-coast charity run is in support of Washington United Youth Center in Santa Clara County, Calif., a nonprofit organization providing afterschool care for underserved children.
Gilbert plans to write a book and produce a video of her adventure when the run is finished.
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