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For Laura Crawford, taking the job as Adventure Cycling’s new U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator is her definition of #livingthedream. You may recognize her from The Path Less Pedaled, a nationally known bike tourism company she started with partner Russ Roca.
What better way to celebrate summer than to ride Indiana’s U.S. Bicycle Route 35? The north-south route stretches 360 miles from Lake Michigan to Louisville, Kentucky, through welcoming communities filled with amenities, local restaurants, and historical attractions that make for a unique traveling excursion.
This summer travel season may be the last year with train travel as an option for millions of Americans. On the weekend of June 23, rail passengers are planning to #Rally4Trains at stations across the country to speak up for long-distance train service.
We’re so close! Can you help us reach the $175,000 finish line? Every dollar helps and you could win a Sand County touring bike by Advocate Cycles.
Guest blogger, Charlie Otto asks, "What if there was an interactive, digital map of every bicycle route that has ever been established and you could use the route data on your phone or digital device?" Learn all about using OpenCycleMap's downloadable data and start exploring U.S. Bicycle Routes.
Pennsylvania will soon designate 163 miles of U.S. Bicycle Route 50 and what a route! Here are five excellent reasons to ride USBR 50 in Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Bicycle Route System is an amazing 50,000 mile project, but don't take our word for it. Listen to these cyclists from around the country about why they support building the U.S. Bicycle Route System.
Minnesota’s newly designated USBR 41, also called the North Star Route, runs 315 miles from Saint Paul to Canada, including a long stretch along the shore of Lake Superior. Be sure to check out the many attractions listed here.
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.
Time to celebrate! A ribbon-cutting ceremony, April 8, will celebrate the U.S. Bicycle Route System’s latest addition: 313 miles of U.S. Bicycle Route 50 in Ohio.
“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!
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.