U.S. Bicycle Route System

We're building the largest official cycling route network in the world.

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 officially numbered and signed bicycle routes from your backyard to anywhere in the United States.  

To date, nearly 12,000 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been approved in 25 states. When complete, the USBRS will encompass 50,000 miles of routes and open up new opportunities for cross-country travel, regional touring, and commuting by bicycle. 

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August 16, 2017
Meet Laura Crawford: U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator
Meet Laura Crawford: U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator

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.

June 21, 2017
Towns Without Trains: A Future Without Amtrak Service?
Towns Without Trains: A Future Without Amtrak Service?

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.

July 19, 2017
Summertime is the Right Time to Cycle U.S. Bike Route 35 in Indiana
Summertime is the Right Time to Cycle U.S. Bike Route 35 in Indiana

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.

By Our thanks to Lexa Muehlbauer from the Hamilton County Visitor's Bureau for contributing this guest post.
September 7, 2017
New 360-mile route spans state, including stretch through county

United States Bicycle Route (USBR) 35 is a 360-mile route running north-south through Indiana, including Hancock County. The route has been added to the United States Bicycle Route System in an effort to make the state a more bike-friendly destination, making it one of the first nationally approved and interconnected cycling routes in Indiana.

Tags: Indiana, USBR 35
August 29, 2017
County, state should benefit from federal bicycle route

Bartholomew County’s efforts to promote health and fitness, tourism and being bicycle-friendly to residents and visitors have received a welcome boost. The county is one of 16 in Indiana that have been incorporated into United States Bicycle Route 35, the first nationally approved and interconnected cycling route in Indiana.

Tags: Indiana, USBR 35
June 21, 2017
PennDOT announces Pa.'s 1st nationally designated bicycle route

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced the designation of the commonwealth’s first nationally designated bicycle route — U.S. Bicycle Route 50.

Tags: USBR 50, Pennsylvania
June 15, 2017
Bicycle Times: Pennsylvania becomes 25th state to join U.S. Bicycle Route System

Pennsylvania’s first nationally designated bicycle route – U.S. Bicycle Route 50 – was officially approved in May by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to join the developing U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). 

Tags: Pennsylvania, USBR 50
June 14, 2017
Pennsylvania Becomes 25th State to Join the U.S. Bicycle Route System

Pennsylvania’s first nationally designated bicycle route – U.S. Bicycle Route 50 – was officially approved in May by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to join the developing U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). 

Tags: Pennsylvania, USBR 50
June 12, 2017
Proposed rail to trail plan featured in national publication

Proposed U.S. Bicycle Route 55 would create a scenic route connecting coastal and bayside communities in Cameron County with the Laguna Madre National Wildlife Refuge.

Tags: Texas, USBR 55
June 6, 2017
Pennsylvania Becomes 25th State to Join the U.S. Bicycle Route System

Missoula, Montana, June 12, 2017 — Pennsylvania’s first nationally designated bicycle route – U.S. Bicycle Route 50 – was officially approved in May by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to join the developing U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). 

Tags: Pennsylvania, USBR 50
May 22, 2017
St. Paul-to-Canada route added to U.S. biking network

An existing set of roadways and bike paths between St. Paul and Grand Portage State Park has been designated U.S. Bike Route 41. 

Tags: Minnesota, USBR 41
May 20, 2017
US BIKE ROUTES IN MINNESOTA: 1,000 MILES OF ADVENTURE

Minnesota features two official United States Bicycle Routes: USBR 41, the North Star Route, and USBR 45, the Mississippi River Trail. Together they offer bike tourists in Minnesota more than 1,000 miles of easily navigated opportunities for cross-country travel, regional bicycle touring and commuting by bike. 

Tags: Minnesota, USBR 45, USBR 41
April 8, 2017
Miami Valley trail network surpasses 340 miles, keeps growing

A new map, produced by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC), highlights the growing 10-county regional trail system that has officially surpassed 340 miles and is expected to continue to increase in length. The regional segment of newly designated U.S. Bike Route 50 is already in place.

Tags: Ohio, USBR 50
March 10, 2017
Area could become part of national bike route

A bicycle route that would lead through Mason and Robertson counties could soon become a part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System, Maysville Mayor David Cartmell said Thursday.

Tags: Kentucky, USBR 21
February 21, 2017
Needles trying to take advantage of bicycle tourism

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has designated a corridor crossing California to be developed as United States Bicycle Route 66 (USBR 66). The Adventure Cycling Association and the California Bicycle Coalition, with the cooperation of Caltrans, have proposed a specific route to be designated as USBR 66. The proposed route comes through Needles and can therefore provide benefits to residents and businesses.

Tags: California, USBR 66
February 14, 2017
351 miles of cycling heaven

Bicycle enthusiasts living in and visiting Minnesota now have a new way to explore some 315 miles along the western shores of Lake Superior—the newly approved U.S. Bicycle Route 41 (USBR 41), also known as the North Star Bicycle Route.

Tags: Minnesota, USBR 41
December 6, 2016
New U.S. Bicycle Route 41 in Minnesota Adds 315 Miles, Midwest Connections, to National System

Cyclists visiting Minnesota now have a new way to explore 315 miles along the western shores of Lake Superior – the newly approved U.S. Bicycle Route 41 (USBR 41), also known as the North Star Bicycle Route. USBR 41 connects the capital city of St. Paul to Grand Portage State Park at the Canadian border, where bicyclists can end their journey with a view of Minnesota’s highest waterfall on the Pigeon River.

Tags: USBR 41, Minnesota
October 14, 2016
Ten Must-Visit Destinations on Minnesota's U.S. Bicycle Route 41

Once designated and mapped, the highly anticipated U.S. Bicycle Route 41 (USBR 41) will link together a system of bicycle trails and scenic roadways to connect St. Paul, Duluth, and Grand Portage for an epic 325 miles of riding!

Tags: USBR 41, Minnesota
September 17, 2016
Three-day ride takes 100-plus cyclists south from Finley Stadium on new bike route

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — More than 100 bicyclists left from Finley Stadium with a police escort Friday morning for a three-day, southbound ride along a newly established U.S. Bike Route. 

Tags: USBR 21
September 16, 2016
CYCLISTS PEDALING TO ATLANTA FROM CHATTANOOGA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)  – More than 100 cyclists are pedaling their way to Atlanta over the course of three days as a part of the inaugural ride of the U.S. Bike Route 21.

Tags: USBR 21
September 16, 2016
About 150 cyclists to ride new route from Chattanooga to Atlanta

The U.S. Bicycle Route System has expanded, and area residents are taking the first group ride from Chattanooga to Atlanta this weekend. 

Tags: USBR 21
August 12, 2016
Minnesota's (almost) new bike route will go from St. Paul to Canada

Minnesota is about to get its second U.S. Bicycle Route. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is finalizing U.S. Bicycle Route 41, which will use existing roads and trails to create a bike-friendly path connecting St. Paul to Grand Portage.

Tags: USBR 41
August 8, 2016
ODOT working with Butler County communities to designate bike routes

BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO — An effort is underway to mark area bike trails in a similar way that interstate and state routes are identified.

Tags: USBR 50

August 16, 2017
Meet Laura Crawford: U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator
Meet Laura Crawford: U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator

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.

June 21, 2017
Towns Without Trains: A Future Without Amtrak Service?
Towns Without Trains: A Future Without Amtrak Service?

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.

July 19, 2017
Summertime is the Right Time to Cycle U.S. Bike Route 35 in Indiana
Summertime is the Right Time to Cycle U.S. Bike Route 35 in Indiana

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.

By Our thanks to Lexa Muehlbauer from the Hamilton County Visitor's Bureau for contributing this guest post.