This year's event promises fun stops, sights to see, car shows, history to take in, wonderful food, and beautiful Iowa landscapes along Iowa's winding Route 6.
The popular cruise was started in 2011 by former Iowa Historic Route 6 Tourist Association executive director Dave Darby in response to Fourth Wall Films' desire to film classic cars cruising the historic 2-lane highway for their documentary River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6. Each year the cruise has grown and added more fun activies and stops in small-town America during the three-day cruise.
For details about the cruise visit US Route 6 Iowa's Facebook page.
For information on lodging during the cruise, click HERE!
For more information about Historic Route 6 Iowa, visit www.usroute6iowa.org.
Dave Darby recently retired as the executive director of Iowa's Historic Route 6 Tourist Association after serving for nearly a decade. Formed by new leadership in 2018 the Historic US 6 Iowa Association is a non profit organization and its purpose is: To educate the public about history and original route of Highway 6, using maps, old and new photos, post cards, and travel brochures; To increase awareness, traffic, and commerce in the cities, towns, and businesses along original route ; To place historical signage designating Historic Route 6, along with the River to River Road, and the Great White Way auto trails; Encourage cooperation of communities along Highway 6, to hold festivals, concerts, car shows, garage sales, etc, to boost tourism; As well as to encourage car clubs, bicycle clubs, and others to hold River to River cruises along highway 6 in cooperation with local communities and locally owned businesses, i.e., motels, gas stations, and restaurants.