America's Byways and Goodyear: Top 50 Comfortable Touring Drives

America's Byways Top 50 Comfortable Touring Drives

September 29, 2010 (Washington, DC) - The America's Byways Resource Center and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announce the Top 50 Comfortable Touring Drives. These top 50 touring drives, selected by Goodyear, encompass comfort and scenery to enhance the trip and are all within reasonable distance of major metropolitan areas.

On TV and radio today, September 30, the "outdoor guru" Derrick Crandall*, national spokesperson and president of the American Recreation Coalition announced the Byways selected for the program. A Goodyear survey showed that 97 percent of Americans planning a fall road trip agree
that their overall comfort is the key to enjoying it. The full list can be viewed Click here And to see a TV news story, Click here

• Delaware River Scenic Byway – New Jersey 
• Merritt Parkway – Connecticut
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail – New York, Pennsylvania
• Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway – California  
• Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway – California  
• San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway – California
• Historic Route 66 – Illinois, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma
• Lincoln Highway – Illinois
• Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway – Delaware 
• Historic National Road – Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia
• Blue Ridge Parkway – North Carolina, Virginia
• Journey Through Hallowed Ground – Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia
• George Washington Memorial Parkway – Virginia
• Millstone Valley Scenic Byway (New Jersey)
• Baltimore's Historic Charles Street – Maryland
• Woodward Avenue Automotive Heritage Trail – Michigan 
• Red Rock Scenic Byway – Arizona 
• Stevens Pass Greenway – Washington
• Chinook Scenic Byway – Washington
• Mountains to Sound Greenway – Washington 
• Grand Rounds Scenic Byway – Minnesota
• Florida Keys Scenic Highway – Florida
• Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway – Florida 
• A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway - Florida
• Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail – Florida
• Lariat Loop Scenic & Historic Byway – Colorado
• Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway - Colorado
• Ohio River Scenic Byway – Ohio, Illinois, Indiana
• Amish Country Byway – Ohio 
• Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail – Ohio
• Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route – Illinois 
• Mt. Hood Scenic Byway – Oregon 
• West Cascades Scenic Byway – Oregon
• Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway – South Carolina 
• Natchez Trace Parkway – Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi
• Connecticut State Route 169 – Connecticut
• Nebo Loop Scenic Byway – Utah
• Loess Hills Scenic Byway – Iowa
• Woodlands Trace – Tennessee, Kentucky 
• Selma to Montgomery March Byway – Alabama 
• Flint Hills Scenic Byway – Kansas
• Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway – Kansas
• Talladega Scenic Drive – Alabama 
• Alabama's Coastal Connection – Alabama
• Las Vegas Strip – Nevada
• Death Valley Scenic Byway – California 
• Route 1 – San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway - California
• Santa Fe Trail – New Mexico, Colorado
• Turquoise Trail – New Mexico
• Lincoln Heritage Scenic Byway – Kentucky 
Thursday, September 30, 2010
ALL A.M. LOCAL TIME ZONES
NATIONAL 7:00 INN CABLE LIVE TO TAPE 
SYNDICATED 9:45-9:55 CONN JACKSON CABLE & WEBSITE
BAKERSFIELD 9:40 KERO ABC LIVE 
BILOXI 11:10 WLOX ABC LIVE TO TAPE 
BIRMINGHAM 11:00 ALABAMA CABLE CABLE TAPE & SHIP 
DENVER 11:33-11:45 WRCN-AM RADIO LIVE 
FT.MYERS 8:50 WFTX FOX LIVE TO TAPE 
HARRISBURG 8:20 WPMT FOX LIVE 
HUNTSVILLE 9:30-9:40 WYAM IND LIVE TO TAPE 
LEESBURG, FL (Ocala) 11:15-11:25 WRHB-AM RADIO LIVE 
LINCOLN 8:35 KHGI ABC LIVE TO TAPE 
OMAHA 9:25 KMTV CBS LIVE TO TAPE 
PITTSBURGH 10:45-10:55 PCNC CABLE LIVE 
ROANOKE 10:30 WSLS NBC LIVE TO TAPE 
ROCHESTER 7:05 WHAM ABC/CW LIVE 
SACRAMENTO 8:40-8:50 KCRA NBC LIVE 
SALT LAKE CITY 9:15 KSTU FOX LIVE 
WICHITA 10:20-10:30 KCTU ION TAPE & SHIP 

(Note - Not all of America's Byways are on the list; efforts support enhancing awareness of the entire collection).

* DERRICK CRANDALL

USA Today has described Derrick Crandall as “the outdoor guru.” For nearly 30 years, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Recreation Coalition, Washington, DC. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Scenic Byways Coalition and the Coalition for Recreational Trails as well as Treasurer of the American League
of Anglers and Boaters. Derrick was a member of the President's Commission on Americans Outdoors from 1985 to 1987 and received the Chevron Conservation Award and was named to the President's Commission on Environmental Quality in 1991. He was the initial Chairman of the Take Pride in America Advisory Board, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, and served as the Chair of the Take Pride in America Partners Council. He was a Founding Director of the National Forest Foundation, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. He received the Spirit of Take Pride Award in October 2004
and was recognized with a Centennial Award by the US Forest Service. Media inquires: (202) 682-9530 x 204 www.funoutdoors.com