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“How can my town/business attract more touring cyclists and be more bicycle friendly?” We hear questions like these all the time, and we’re here to help.
From new and improved routes and signs to better Amtrak accommodations, bicycle travel is becoming more convenient, accessible, and safer than ever. Here are the top three ways Adventure Cycling worked to improve bike travel conditions in 2016.
Adventure Cycling’s Ginny Sullivan traveled to Europe to meet with EuroVelo Coordinators and present at the EuroVelo Greenways and Cycle Tourism Conference. These are the lessons learned from the immersion in European bicycle tourism.
Signing bicycle routes is as critical to the success of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) as marketing is to any business — if no one knows it’s there, what’s the point? Here’s the nitty-gritty on how it worked in Michigan on USBR 35.
Adventure Cycling released a new USBRS report, Best Practices for Mapping, Signing and Promoting U.S. Bicycle Routes. Transportation professionals, tourism officials, bicycle advocates, and volunteers will find this useful for future U.S. Bicycle Route promotions.
Wondering how to bring your bike on board Amtrak? Want to know where to find information and what to expect? This post will help.
Adventure Cycling's Ginny Sullivan participated in the Go! Montreal Festival and visited with Vélo Québec staff to learn about La Route Verte, Bienvenue cyclists!, and more.
And thanks to your generosity, we’re building the U.S. Bicycle Route System, mile by mile.
The Western New England Greenway is newly designated as U.S. Bicycle Route 7 and connects 380 miles through Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Terry Burke shares highlights from an eight-day tour along this route.
Every spring and fall the U.S. Bicycle Route System grows a little bit bigger when new routes, and often new states, are added. Read about the updates here and find out why we're celebrating.
Celebrate USBRS 7 with Adventure Cycling!
What if there was an interactive, digital map of every bicycle route that has ever been established? Learn all about OpenCycleMap here ...
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.
The U.S. Bicycle Route System has reached some major milestones lately. Here are a few of the more recent ones.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The five questions Adventure Cycling is asked most frequently about the U.S. Bicycle Route System ... answered here.
Take a quick look back at 2015 and review the top ten acheivements for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.
And Amtrak's bicycle roll-on service made it easy: The sound of a train whistle takes me back to a bike tour that I recently took with my cycling significant other Randy along the rustically charming C&O Canal and Great Allegheny Passage on U.S. Bicycle Route 50.
Cities are where some of the most exciting developments for cycling are taking place, such as bike share, separated bike lanes, and bikes on board trains and buses. But urban areas are usually more commonly known for bike commuting rather than bike touring, and most bicycle touring routes tend to avoid cities in favor of scenic, low traffic, rural routes. The U.S. Bicycle Route System is an opportunty to connect cities with these developing facilities.