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May 24, 2016
Build the USBRS with Surly
Build the USBRS with Surly

Surly Bikes offers a $1000 match challenge in Adventure Cycling's Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it. campaign to grow the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS).

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May 23, 2016
Follow the USBRS with OpenCycleMaps
Follow the USBRS with Open Cycle Maps

What if there was an interactive, digital map of every bicycle route that has ever been established? Learn all about OpenCycleMap here ...

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May 22, 2016
National Parks Package Looking for a Good Home
National Parks Package Looking for a Good Home

Donate now for the chance to win the National Parks Package: a Burley “Nomad” trailer, Road Holland jersey, and a National Park Service pass. And there are USBR 76 goodies for donating and a chance to win a Salsa Marrakesh touring bike.

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May 17, 2016
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike

Planet Bike has seen the great success of the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign and the growth of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and is sponsoring a $1,000 match challenge to keep the momentum going. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Planet Bike! 

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May 16, 2016
Growing the Network: Major Milestones
Growing the Network: Major Milestones

The U.S. Bicycle Route System has reached some major milestones lately. Here are a few of the more recent ones. 

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May 15, 2016
How to Celebrate a New U.S. Bicycle Route, John Pope style
How to Celebrate a New U.S. Bicycle Route, John Pope style

Getting the USBR 10 officially approved involved getting 18 cities and towns, seven counties, and a handful of transportation districts and federal officials’ approval — no easy task!

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May 10, 2016
Build the USBRS with Missoulians on Bicycles
Build the USBRS with Missoulians on Bicycles

Read all about the Missoulians on Bicycles Club here. Missoulians on Bicycles (MOBI) believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $500 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by MOBI!

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May 9, 2016
Public vs Private: How Does Funding for the USBRS Compare Internationally? 
Public vs Private: How Does Funding for the USBRS Compare Internationally? 

The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is just one of many bicycle route networks in the world, all funded and managed differently. Here we compare aspects of the USBRS with two other well-known networks — Quebec’s La Route Verte and EuroVelo in Switzerland.

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May 8, 2016
As Told by Cyclists from Around the Country
As Told by Cyclists from Around the Country

The U.S. Bicycle Route System is an amazing project, but don't take our word for it. Listen to these cyclists from around the country about why they support the USBRS.

 

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May 3, 2016
Build the USBRS with SKS
Build the USBRS with SKS

Read all about SKS here. SKS believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by SKS!

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May 2, 2016
USBRS: The Road to 50,000 Miles of World-Class Bicycle Routes
The Road to 50,000 Miles of World-Class Bicycle Routes

We often draw comparisons between the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and the U.S. Interstate System. But the road to 50,000 miles is drastically different between the two networks — the Interstate System was funded 90% by the government, while the USBRS is funded 96% by people like you. 

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May 1, 2016
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Make bicycling history by supporting the building of the U.S. Bicycle Route System and show that bikes have a permanent place on the road.

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April 27, 2016
10 Ways the U.S. Bicycle Route System Benefits America
10 Ways the U.S. Bicycle Route System Benefits America

There are many reasons why designating U.S. Bicycle Routes is good for your community and state. Here are the top 10 ways that the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) benefits everyone in America.

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April 20, 2016
Trails, Roads, and Highways: USBRS Facilities By The Numbers
Trails, Roads, and Highways: USBRS Facilities By The Numbers

What do the current U.S. Bicycle Routes look like on the ground? We've tallied up all 11,053 miles to find total distances of trails, local roads, and state highways. Read this to have a better idea of what the USBRS looks like, so far.

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June 17, 2015
Thanks To You...
Thanks To You...

Check out our numbers from the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign. Thanks to all our generous supporters!

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June 3, 2015
Build the USBRS with Cascade Bicycle Club
Build the USBRS with Cascade Bicycle Club

Cascade Bicycle Club believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. 

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June 2, 2015
The Finish Line is in Sight!
The Finish Line is in Sight!

We’re extending our Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for one more week. This gives you another chance to win that seven day Danube River bike tour with Bike Tours Direct. Keep reading to find out who already won!

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May 30, 2015
Build the USBRS with SKS USA
Build the USBRS with SKS USA

Right now your donation can go twice as far! SKS USA believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by SKS USA!

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May 29, 2015
Start Rubbing that Lucky Rabbit's Foot and Cross Your Fingers!
Start Rubbing that Lucky Rabbit's Foot and Cross Your Fingers!

Today Cascade Bicycle Club is matching your donation, dollar for dollar. Three days left to donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign before we draw our lucky winners for the Giant Revolt 1 bike and 7-Day Danube Bike tour from Bike Tours Direct. All donations through midnight MDT, Sunday, May 31, get entered!

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May 28, 2015
Today's Giveaway Masters the Science of Keeping You Cool
Today's Giveaway Masters the Science of Keeping You Cool

Sure, the Zumax is a helmet but ‘system’ is a more accurate term. With twenty-one air inlets, this helmet finds the balance between good ventilation and aerodynamics.

 

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May 27, 2015
5 Adventure Cycling Members Give You 5 Reasons to Support 'Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It.'
5 Adventure Cycling Members Give You 5 Reasons to Support 'Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It.'

“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

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May 26, 2015
Build the USBRS with Ortlieb USA
Build the USBRS with Ortlieb USA

Right now, your donation can go twice as far! Ortlieb USA believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Ortlieb USA!

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May 26, 2015
New U.S. Bicycle Routes in UT and ID and updates in MN
New U.S. Bicycle Routes in UT and ID and updates in MN

Today we feature newly designated and realigned U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR) officially adopted by AASHTO on May 14, 2015: Idaho with USBR 10, Utah with USBR 70 and 79, and Minnesota with USBR 45.

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May 26, 2015
What Do BMWs, Beck's beer, Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, and Today's Giveaway Have in Common?
What Do BMWs, Beck's beer, Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, and Today's Giveaway Have in Common?

Today, we’re giving away one finely crafted, German-made Ortlieb bag, for free! This Ortlieb Vario is both backpack and pannier. Same water-proof fabric that made you a fan of Ortlieb on your first tour.

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May 25, 2015
7 Day Countdown, Starting Now!
7 Day Countdown, Starting Now!

Donate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday to get your money matched by one of our generous sponsors: Ortlieb, Primal Wear, Cascade Bicycle Club, and SKS USA.

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