Routes & Maps

Over 42,180 mapped miles of cycling routes & an emerging official U.S. Bicycle Route System.

Adventure Cycling works on two cycling route networks: 

The Adventure Cycling Route Network is an established cycling route network with 42,180 miles of routes throughout North America. The Adventure Cycling Route Network is used by thousands of cyclists each year for bicycle touring. We sell maps for these routes, which are incredibly popular with cycle-tourists.

The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a proposed national network of bicycle routes, which will link urban, suburban, and rural areas using a variety of appropriate cycling facilities. In some states, Adventure Cycling routes will be incorporated into U.S. Bikes Routes, along with other regional and state routes. To date, 8 U.S. Bike Routes have been established in 10 states: Alaska, Kentucky, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia. Currently, more than 40 states are working to create U.S. Bicycle Routes.

Photo by Tom Robertson