U.S. Bicycle Route System

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What if cycling across the country was as easy as following the numbers? The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) will give you the ability to ride an officially numbered and signed bicycle route from your backyard to anywhere in the United States.  

To date, over 11,000 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been officially designated in 23 states. When complete, the USBRS will encompass more than 50,000 miles of routes and open up amazing new opportunities for cross-country travel, regional bicycle touring, and commuting by bicycle. This developing bicycle route network will not only create better riding conditions and more visibility for cycling across the country, it will also grow bicycle tourism and local economies with very little investment.

With more than 40 states working to develop routes, the U.S. Bicycle Route System is connecting people, communities, and the nation. You can support the USBRS and help us designate and sign new routes by donating today

New to the U.S. Bicycle Route System?

Read the FAQs pages for cyclists and planners for introductory information, follow Building the U.S. Bicycle Route System on the Adventure Cycling blog, and friend us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates and news.

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May 1, 2016
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

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.

April 27, 2016
10 Ways the U.S. Bicycle Route System Benefits America
10 Ways the U.S. Bicycle Route System Benefits America

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.

April 20, 2016
Trails, Roads, and Highways: USBRS Facilities By The Numbers
Trails, Roads, and Highways: USBRS Facilities By The Numbers

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.

March 21, 2016
Blazing a trail: U.S. Bicycle Route 10 burnishes Washington's standing as most bike-friendly state in the union | The Spokesman-Review

Cyclists spend more money than motorized tourists.

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March 18, 2016
Berkshires communities asked to approve interstate bike touring route

PITTSFIELD — Transportation planners are asking eight Berkshire communities to become involved in a nationally advertised, interstate bicycle route extending from Long Island Sound to Montreal.

Tags: USBR 7
March 18, 2016
BRPC Supports Efforts to Designate 'Bicycle Route 7' Through Berkshires

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Long-distance cyclists may soon be directed to bike through the Berkshires.

The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials are developing a massive highway system designation throughout the country for long-distance bicyclists to map out routes. What is eyed as US Bicycle Route 7 would connect Connecticut with Vermont through the Berkshires.

Tags: USBR 7
October 23, 2015
Cochise County key link in newly designated U.S. Bicycle Route 9 - Tucson News Now

On September 24, 2015, Arizona became part of the United States Cycling Route System, an interstate network of designated cycling routes spanning 11,424 miles of roadway in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Tags: USBR 90
October 16, 2015
ADOT designates cross-state bike route - Mohave Daily News: News

It’s a special kind of person who considers several days of long-distance bicycling a vacation. So, the Arizona Department of Transportation designated a cross-state bicycle route that would make the vacations for special people, like Heitz and her friends, much more enjoyable.

Tags: USBR 90
October 15, 2015
U.S. Bike Route 10 officially opens - Bonner County Daily Bee: Local News

Riding a bicycle from Oldtown to Clark Fork is now a reality following a ribbon cutting to kick off U.S. Bike Route 10 Friday afternoon.

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October 11, 2015
Nickel Plate Trail joins national bike route from Canada - Kokomo Tribune: News

The Nickle Plate Trail, along with dozens of miles of roads in Howard and Tipton counties, has been designated to be part of a national bike route that runs from Canada to Kentucky.

Tags: USBR 35
October 10, 2015
Interstate bicycling route designated in Vermont : Times Argus Online

A national bicycling organization has designated a new trail starting from Pownal and continuing north to Canada as the first U.S. Bicycle Route in Vermont.

July 8, 2015
Riding Washington's new cross-state bike route

...and Virginia. No other routes appeared until 2011, when the dormant U.S. Bicycle Route system was revived by the American Association of State...

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July 7, 2015
National bike routes are seeing a revival

...and Virginia. No other routes appeared until 2011, when the dormant U.S. Bicycle Route system was revived by the American Association of State...

Tags: USBR 10
June 2, 2015
Adventure Cycling adds 919 miles to US Bicycle Routes

Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO has approved 919 miles of new U.S. Bicycle Routes: route 10 in Idaho and routes 70 and 79 in Utah.

Tags: USBR 10, USBR 70, USBR 79, USBR 45