5 Adventure Cycling Members Give You 5 Reasons to Support 'Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It.'

May 27, 2015

1) USBRS reignites the wonder.


“It's great to have more resources for creating and finding suitable routes for those longer distance trips that take me away from my familiar hometown roads.  And for more bicycle route signs ... nothing better to get me asking "I wonder where that goes."

          - Bryan Meier


2) USBRS revitalizes the country.


“The ACA's mission and the USBRS project are so important for the health and vitality of our country. The most I have done is two single night overnight bike trips, but the ACA keeps me motivated and dreaming about the day I will have the time and flexibility to take on longer adventures.”

          - Sevag Sarkissian


3) USBRS makes cycling accessible to more people.


“When I ride my bike, I feel carefree, confident, and just plain happy, no matter the reason I happen to be riding.  I support the US Bike Route System and Adventure Cycling because they promote universal cycling, and are doing the things needed to make cycling safer and more accessible, so that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are, can experience the fun and the joy of cycling.”

          - Cindy Homan


4) USBRS sparks the imagination for future trips.


“I support the USBRS for my love of cycling.  I don’t get to do as much bicycle touring as I would like, but love poring through my collection of maps and planning routes for many miles of touring in my retirement years.”  

          - James R. Stegeman


5) USBRS means safer routes across the country.


“Thirty-five years ago I led teenagers on long distance bike rides for American Youth Hostels.  It was always a challenge finding safe cycling roads, and I often felt anxiety when my group was stuck on a road with little to no shoulder, with speed limits of 55 mph or above.  Finding and mapping safe roads for cyclists is a wonderful endeavor, opens up the country to cycling enthusiasts and makes it so much safer than it was before.”  

          - Steve Surowitz


Donate today to get your dollar matched by Primal Wear, a designer and manufacturer of premier cycling apparel that “believes in cycling as a positive influence globally and is dedicated to increasing the number of people that choose cycling as a means of recreation, environmental conservation, and health.”

And one lucky raffle winner will receive a Zumax helmet from Rudy Project. Support U.S. bicycling and protect your noggin. It’s a no-brainer! A $50 or more donation puts you into the drawing for a Revolt 1 from Giant, a $25 or more donation and you could be biking down the Danube with Bike Tours Direct.


The 2015 Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. Campaign runs through May 31, 2015. All donations are tax deductible and support Adventure Cycling's organizing efforts and technical assistance for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The campaign is supported by Adventure Cycling members, bicycle industry partners, bicycle clubs, and cyclists across North America.

Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. is generously sponsored by Exodus TravelsPlanet BikeOrtieb USA, SKS USA, Town Pump Hotel Group, and the Knickerbikers Bicycle Touring Club of San Diego. In-kind sponsors include Bar MittsBike2PowerBikeFlights.comBike Touring NewsClub RideCygoliteOrtlieb USAOsprey PacksPlanet BikeRevelate DesignsRoad Holland Cycling ApparelRudy Project, Sierra Trading Post and TiGr Locks

Over the years, the U.S. Bicycle Route System has been supported in part by grants from the Tawani Foundation, Lazar Foundation, the SRAM Cycling Fund, and Climate Ride.

Learn more about the campaign and make a donation at adventurecycling.org/beapartofit.


* No purchase necessary to enter any featured sweepstakes offered during the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign. To enter any USBRS campaign sweepstakes, send an email to development@adventurecycling.org with full name, address, phone, and email address by the cut off date (listed on the blog post featuring that day's sweepstakes) at Midnight MDT. Winners are selected by random drawing. Winners agree to release their name for public disclosure and promotion of sweepstakes on Adventure Cycling's blog and other communications outlets.


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