Seven Supporters Celebrate USBR 7

May 26, 2016

USBR 7, Housatonic Covered Bridge Trail, Cornwall, CT

Last Thursday, AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation) approved U.S. Bicycle Route 7 in Connecticut and Massachusetts at their spring meeting. That means you can ride all 380-miles of trails and roads through Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts and never leave USBRS 7.

Here are seven supporters to tell us why they support the USBRS and you should too:

“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 U.S. Bicycle 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

                               USBR 7, Kent, CT


“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




“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

USBR 7, Vermont

“Adventure Cycling’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 Adventure Cycling keeps me motivated and dreaming about the day when I will have the time and flexibility to take on longer adventures.”

      – Sevag Sarkissian

USBR7, New Milford River Trail, New Milford, CT



“For the most part, a bicycle is my vehicle, USBR’s are my highways. Having USBRS allows a pleasant and safer route of travel.”

      – Tim T., Washington





            USBR7, South of Bennington, VT

“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

“It helps motivate and facilitate long distance travel by bike. It’s where dreams happen!”

      – Karen S., North Carolina

We have two more days to meet our goal of raising $150,000 for the U.S. Bicycle Route System! We can’t do it without your help. Be part of this historic movement by donating today. Your donation goes to connecting more communities in a giant system of routes all across America. Tell it to us twice: say it with your $ by donating today, then leave a comment below and join the conversation of why the USBRS is important to you.

In addition to knowing you’re part of what will be the largest bike route system in the world, you’ll can get an awesome USBRS 76 gift:


$20 – $99


Set of USBRS stickers (3 pack)


$100 – $249

USBR76 bike medallion / headtube badge


$250 – $499

USBR76 silicone pint glass


$500 and up

USBR 76 Ortlieb drybag (3 liter)


Photo 1, 2, 4, 5 by Tom OBrien | Photo 3 by Terry Burke


Peter Hendra May 29, 2016, 8:42 AM

I am really keen to do some distance cycling in the USA and would appreciate any and all information thereupon.



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