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, over 11,000 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been approved in 24 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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May 15, 2017
Five Reasons to Ride USBR 50 in Pennsylvania
Five Reasons to Ride USBR 50 in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania will soon designate 163 miles of U.S. Bicycle Route 50 and what a route! Here are five excellent reasons to ride USBR 50 in Pennsylvania.

May 8, 2017
Minnesota's Top Ten North Shore Destinations on U.S. Bicycle Route 41
Minnesota's Top Ten North Shore Destinations on U.S. Bicycle Route 41

Minnesota’s newly designated USBR 41, also called the North Star Route, runs 315 miles from Saint Paul to Canada, including a long stretch along the shore of Lake Superior. Be sure to check out the many attractions listed here.

By Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's Executive Director Michelle Pierson kindly provided this post.
March 22, 2017
Building the Largest Official Cycling Route Network in the World
Building the Largest Official Cycling Route Network in the World

Time to celebrate! A ribbon-cutting ceremony, April 8, will celebrate the U.S. Bicycle Route System’s latest addition: 313 miles of U.S. Bicycle Route 50 in Ohio.

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
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
July 12, 2016
Biking Michigan: Politics and safety

USBR 35 is a way to see, border-to-border, from a bicycle seat, the amazing spectrum of Michigan. 
 

Tags: USBR 35
July 11, 2016
Supervisor expresses reservations about interstate bike route

Columbia County Supervisor Kirk Konkel of Portage didn’t say “no” to county endorsement of an interstate bike route that would include the Lodi area, but he expressed plenty of reservations.

Tags: USBR 30
July 7, 2016
Aspirations, if not money, roll in for a U.S. Bike Route in Minnesota

If anyone today points a bicycle north from downtown St. Paul, and then pedals a series of streets, bike paths and highways to the Canadian border at the Arrowhead, he or she would tell you they just rode 300 pretty amazing miles from the State Capitol to Grand Portage.

Tags: USBR 41
June 17, 2016
'U.S. Bicycle Route 41' to run through Pine City

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) plans to ask the federal government to designate the bike trail extending from St. Paul to Grand Portage as “U.S. Bicycle Route 41.” 

Tags: USBR 41, Minnesota
June 15, 2016
Short, sweet and scenic: New bike route aligns with Explore Sandpoint!

SANDPOINT - U.S. Bicycle Route 10 has been realigned through Sandpoint following approval from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) earlier this month.

Tags: USBR 10
June 9, 2016
New U.S. Bicycle Routes Expand Bicycle Travel Options in Four States

Missoula, Montana, June 9, 2016 — Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO has approved 194 miles of new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBRs) in four states. 

Tags: USBR 7, USBR 10, USBR 176, USBR 621
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.

Tags: USBR 10
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
May 15, 2017
Five Reasons to Ride USBR 50 in Pennsylvania
Five Reasons to Ride USBR 50 in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania will soon designate 163 miles of U.S. Bicycle Route 50 and what a route! Here are five excellent reasons to ride USBR 50 in Pennsylvania.

May 8, 2017
Minnesota's Top Ten North Shore Destinations on U.S. Bicycle Route 41
Minnesota's Top Ten North Shore Destinations on U.S. Bicycle Route 41

Minnesota’s newly designated USBR 41, also called the North Star Route, runs 315 miles from Saint Paul to Canada, including a long stretch along the shore of Lake Superior. Be sure to check out the many attractions listed here.

By Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's Executive Director Michelle Pierson kindly provided this post.
March 22, 2017
Building the Largest Official Cycling Route Network in the World
Building the Largest Official Cycling Route Network in the World

Time to celebrate! A ribbon-cutting ceremony, April 8, will celebrate the U.S. Bicycle Route System’s latest addition: 313 miles of U.S. Bicycle Route 50 in Ohio.