Use a U.S. Bicycle Route

U.S. Bicycle Routes are being mapped and signed across the nation by transportation agencies and nonprofits.

Adventure Cycling provides a central information source for cyclists interested in using U.S. Bicycle Routes but does not create U.S. Bicycle Route (USBR) maps unless they are a part of the Adventure Cycling Route Network. State transportation agencies or bicycle/trail advocacy groups are responsible for creating USBR maps for the routes that pass through their state.

On this page you can find a list of designated routes with links to each USBR map, turn-by-turn instructions, GPS points, and other resources as available. Below is the interactive Open Cycle Map showing proposed and existing U.S. Bicycle Routes.

Established U.S. Bicycle Routes

Open Street Cycle Map

We have partnered with Open Street Map to provide the latest information about U.S. Bicycle Routes via their Open Cycle Map application. The map displays designated and proposed U.S. Bicycle Routes, the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) and East Coast Greenway (ECG), various Adventure Cycling routes, and local/regional bike routes. In some areas there may be overlap between designated or proposed U.S. Bicycle Routes and other established national routes. The map is continuously updated as new U.S. Bicycle Routes are proposed and approved.

Map Symbol Key

Designated U.S. Bike Routes
Proposed U.S. Bike Routes

Mississippi River Trail
East Coast Greenway

Regional/State Cycle Routes
Adventure Cycling Route

Local Cycle Network
Multi-Use Cyclepath

Footpath (no cycling)

Map Abbreviation Key

Adventure Cycling Routes

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
Transamerica Trail

Underground Railroad

Adventure Cycling’s Pacific Coast Route is shown in blue and labeled 95 (USBR number) but not labeled as the Pacific Coast Route.

Other Routes

East Coast Greenway
Katy Trail

Mississippi River Trail

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The map can be viewed at various zoom levels, and the information displayed varies by each zoom level. Lower zoom levels allow you to see an overview of national cycling networks, and higher zoom levels provide greater route detail for planning your trip.