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 create new opportunities for cross-country travel, regional touring, and commuting by bicycle. 

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May 22, 2018
Exploring USBR 21 in Georgia
Exploring USBR 21 in Georgia

Looking for bike trails and routes near you? The U.S. Bicycle Route System connects unique bike travel experiences across the country, like the Brushy Mountain Tunnel and the Silver Comet Trail on U.S. Bicycle Route 21 (USBR 21). Donate today.

May 15, 2018
Exploring USBR 7 in Vermont
Exploring USBR 7 in Vermont

Looking for bike trails and routes near you? The U.S. Bicycle Route System connects unique bike travel experiences across the country, like the Dorset Quarry on U.S. Bicycle Route 7 (USBR 7) in Vermont. Donate today.

May 8, 2018
Exploring USBR 35 in Michigan
Exploring USBR 35 in Michigan

Looking for bike trails and routes near you? The U.S. Bicycle Route System connects unique bike travel experiences across the country, like the dunes along Lake Michigan on U.S. Bicycle Route 35 (USBR 35).

May 4, 2018
Wisconsin closing in on USBR 30

With the unanimous support from the community of Baraboo, U.S. Bicycle Route 30 in Wisconsin moves closer to the finish line.

April 3, 2018
Support grows for USBR 90 in Louisiana

In Louisiana, advocates for U.S. Bicycle Route 90 are slowly making progress toward designation. 

March 13, 2018
Cave City, Kentucky Supports USBR 23

Supporters of U.S. Bicycle Route 23 spoke to the city council in Cave City, Kentucky, and secured the city's support for designating the route. "The idea is to tie communities into a network that generates bicycle tourism all across the country."

February 20, 2018
Support continues to grow in Missouri for USBR 66

More regions are signing on to support the designation of U.S. Bicycle Route 66 in Missouri. "We hope for a decision to be made in May."

February 16, 2018
USBR 66 approaching designation in Missouri and Kansas

Groups in Missouri and Kansas are continuing work to designate U.S. Bicycle Route 66, with hopes to wrap it up in spring 2018. "They're going to see that we're not just a fly-by state."

January 8, 2018
Missouri Aims to Designate USBR 66

Missouri is working to designate U.S. Bicycle Route 66 this spring. Learn more about the effort at the local and state level, and what official designation would mean.

Tags: USBR 66, Missouri, USBRS
November 22, 2017
Communities in Ohio are eager to be part of U.S. Bicycle Route System

Geneva, Ohio passes a resolution of support and continues working toward inclusion along USBR 30. "We'll take any chance to get that grant or opportunity to have the national bike road run through Geneva."

Tags: USBRS, Ohio
October 5, 2017
This Plan for a Cross-Country Bike Network Could Help Keep Long-Distance Cyclists Safe

Advocates are working with states to (slowly) build the U.S. Bicycle Route System, piece by piece.

Tags: Bicycling Magazine, USBRS
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

 

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May 22, 2018
Exploring USBR 21 in Georgia
Exploring USBR 21 in Georgia

Looking for bike trails and routes near you? The U.S. Bicycle Route System connects unique bike travel experiences across the country, like the Brushy Mountain Tunnel and the Silver Comet Trail on U.S. Bicycle Route 21 (USBR 21). Donate today.

May 15, 2018
Exploring USBR 7 in Vermont
Exploring USBR 7 in Vermont

Looking for bike trails and routes near you? The U.S. Bicycle Route System connects unique bike travel experiences across the country, like the Dorset Quarry on U.S. Bicycle Route 7 (USBR 7) in Vermont. Donate today.

May 8, 2018
Exploring USBR 35 in Michigan
Exploring USBR 35 in Michigan

Looking for bike trails and routes near you? The U.S. Bicycle Route System connects unique bike travel experiences across the country, like the dunes along Lake Michigan on U.S. Bicycle Route 35 (USBR 35).