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When is Hairy Bikers: Route 66 on TV and how many miles is the famous US highway?

Si King and Dave Myers in Hairy Bikers: Route 66 on BBC

The Hairy Bikers return to our screens this week (Picture: BBC)

The Hairy Bikers are set to travel down Route 66 in their newest series, stop by at different states to look at the history of their food and people.

The famous American road covers large parts of America and the trip will see them visit small towns as well as larger food industries.

Dave Myers and Si King are also set to visit an Amish Community, as well as modern day cowboys.

Speaking about teh trip, Si said: Its one of those iconic motorcycle trips – we just got round to doing it as its such a great time to discover the United States of America, because of the huge changes that have gone on.

Here is everything that you need to know about Route 66 and when you can watch the new Hairy Bikers series.

Where is Route 66 and how many miles is it?

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Route 66 was first established in November 1926 and it is considered to be one of the most famous roads in the US.

It total it covers 2,448 miles and covers a large part of the United States, starting in Chicago near the eastern part of the country and finishes in Los Angeles, California on the west coast.

The highway also passes through New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois.

The Route 66 road with the Route 66 symbol on it

Route 66 is over two thousand miles long (Picture: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

Speaking about the history of Route 66, Dave Myers said: The modern America that we know today owes an awful lot to Route 66. But within that, we went back to the basics of Native American people, the trail of tears, where Cherokee people were taken from their land – all of that links to Route 66 and the migration.

It took us a while to realise the depth of culture and history that was there, and that was what we really wanted to explore.

Si King and Dave Myers in Hairy Bikers: Route 66 on BBC

The Hair Bikers will be travelling down Route 66 in their newest series (Picture: BBC)

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