The Adventure Cycling Route Network features rural and low-traffic bicycling routes through some of the most scenic and historically significant terrain in North America. Since mapping our first route in 1976, the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, the Adventure Cycling Route Network has blossomed into an awe-inspiring network of 45,003 miles.
Adventure Cycling develops the best cross-country, loop, coastal, and inland cycling routes available, with turn-by-turn directions, detailed navigational instructions for the tricky sections, and elevation profiles in the high country. Adventure Cycling's maps are also waterproof and designed to fit in a handlebar-bag window or jersey pocket. The maps provide information specifically for cyclists: the location of bike shops, sources for food and water, and listings of overnight accommodations including camping facilities, small hotels, and cyclists-only lodging. Learn more about the map features. Note: Our routes are typically not the shortest distance between A and B. They will often wander a bit on more rural or less trafficked roads.
Click here to see Adventure Cycling's interactive route network map.
We're using Twitter to facilitate communication between cyclists on the road and with the cartographers in Missoula. Follow @acaroutes on Twitter to get daily updates and news from Routes & Mapping Assistant Director Jenn Milyko and join the conversation about specific routes using our route-oriented hashtags.
Donate today to support the research and development of new routes as well as the maintenance of the 45,003 miles of existing routes in the Adventure Cycling Route Network. You can also sponsor a mile (or entire map panel) along the TransAmerica Trail, the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, the Lewis & Clark Trail, Southern Tier Route or the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
Photo by Aaron Teasdale