May 28, 2015
The U.S. Bicycle Route System is a huge, complex project that offers an incredible and inspiring vision for a national bicycle route network. But it is often confusing. The who, what, when, why and how of the USBRS (and there are always those bewildering acronyms) can be difficult to grasp. Up until now, there has been very little user-friendly information available in a centralized place for anyone to learn about the USBRS – both for cyclists looking for resources to ride existing routes and for planners looking for resources to implement routes.
And now – drum roll – Adventure Cycling is introducing its new and improved online resources to help you find the USBRS information you’re looking for, all in one easy, convenient place. Check out www.adventurecycling.org/usbrs and read the highlights below to find out more about this awesome new resource.
You can start by clicking on the section that relates to your interest:
Make sure to read through the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for introductory information about the USBRS:
There are various USBRS map pages that will be helpful to both cyclists and planners:
Utah DOT staff study a map while planning USBR 70/79, designated in May 2015.
If you're interested in implementing a U.S. Bicycle Route in your state, these resources will help you understand and navigate the process:
Cyclists convene for the USBR 76 inaugural ride and grand opening event in Farmington, Missouri.
No U.S. Bicycle Route will be ridden unless it is promoted and tourism and transportation agencies, statewide bicycle/trails groups, and other partners can get started with these resources:
Do you have any suggestions? We're welcoming feedback and would love to hear your thoughts about the new online resources.
First photo by Jim Sayer; second photo by Saara Snow.
Donate today to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System and win a Zumax helmet from Rudy Project! 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. Thanks for your support!
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 Travels, Ortieb USA, Planet Bike, Primal Wear, SKS USA, Town Pump Hotel Group, Cascade Bicycle Club, and Knickerbikers Bicycle Touring Club of San Diego. In-kind sponsors include Bar Mitts, Bike2Power, BikeFlights.com, Bike Touring News, Club Ride, Cygolite, Ortlieb USA, Osprey Packs, Planet Bike, Revelate Designs, Road Holland Cycling Apparel, Rudy 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.