May 30, 2013
Last week we asked a simple question on Facebook: What does the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) mean to you? Cyclists responded with an outpouring of comments that truly show the need and desire for a national network of bicycle routes.
"The USBRS is a way to reconnect with others and ourselves, it is an evolution of freedom." -Ryan Conaughty
"It's an incredible way to discover our vast and diverse country and its people." -Michael Cohen
"It means I can choose where I go and how I get there." -Pat Davison
"Great project! The more reminders of cyclists out there, and bicycle route signs, the more tolerant drivers will become. Finally, my personal deam for a ride across America. Go team!" -Allen Katz
"It creates peace of mind when planning short-range cycling adventures to nearby destinations which might otherwise be too intimidating to consider." -Doug Cheney.
"It means a visible show of support for cycling, both locally and long distance. The signs in particular go a long way (no pun intended) towards encouraging those of us out there already, as well as people unaware that there are wonderful routes all over the country!" -Jeff Sheinkopf
"It means that my fiancé and I can ride our bikes across the U.S. this summer for our honeymoon, self-contained." -Heidi M. Williams
"The U.S. Bicycle Route System means there is hope of America becoming a sustainable country." -Jarret Yount
"Having a great way to visit my brother in St. Louis via 66 from Chicago." -Tom Zurek
"Cycling is becoming more mainstream. This means that there is a clear way across the country that cyclists can use for their trip. I think it's great." -Jim Giddens
What does the U.S. Bicycle Route System mean to you?
The 2013 BUILD IT. BIKE IT. BE A PART OF IT. campaign runs through May 31, 2013. 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.
Campaign business sponsors include Bikeflights.com, BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc., Ortlieb, Planet Bike, Primal Wear, and TeamEstrogen.com. Bicycle club sponsors include Cascade Bicycle Club. In-kind sponsors include Bikeflights.com, Cygolite, Hans Bagworks, J&B Importers, Nutcase, Ortlieb, and Osprey Packs.
The U.S. Bicycle Route System is supported in part by grants from the the Lazar Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Climate Ride, and the Tawani Foundation.