The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a developing national network of public bike travel routes. Over 13,500 miles are rideable today – and many routes are signed.
Since 2005, Adventure Cycling has been proud to shepherd the growth of the USBRS. We provide technical support to partners across the country – so that you have more places to ride and the tools to get you there.
Thank you to everyone who donated during our annual USBRS fundraiser. You helped us launch this visionary project, and your support keeps up the momentum! Over 40 U.S. Bicycle Routes are currently in development across the country, and we can't wait to start filling in some gaps.
We're so grateful to our day-match supporters of the 2019 U.S. Bicycle Route System Campaign!
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.
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.
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).
Communities in Iowa are starting to rally behind the state's first U.S. Bicycle Route.
The Lancaster City Council unanimously supported the designation of U.S. Bicycle Route 85 through California, and plans to improve the bike lanes which the route follows.
U.S. Bicycle Route 235 will connect Indianapolis to Seymour, Indiana.
With the city of Arcata signing on to designate U.S. Bicycle Route 95 along the California coast, nearly half of all jurisdictions have indicated support for this iconic route!
"Cave Country Trails believes getting a U.S. bike route would lure more adventure tourists to the area." The group finalized work on the 110-mile U.S. Bicycle Route 23 in Kentucky, which now awaits official approval from AASHTO.
U.S. Bicycle Route 66 is breathing life back into small communities along the "Mother Road." CityLab takes a look at what the designation means for Missouri and Kansas, and the effort to connect the route across the country.
In Lorain County, Ohio, community members see their connection to the U.S. Bicycle Route System as a way to highlight all the cycling opportunities in town and in the region.
Erie, Pennsylvania is celebrating the designations of U.S. Bicycle Routes 30 and 36, and using the new routes as a framework to build a local network of bicycle routes.
The Northern Maine Development Commission is in the final stages of designating a new U.S. Bicycle Route. When complete, the new route will connect to existing USBR 1 and to La Route Verte in Canada.
On Sunday, June 17, supporters of U.S. Bicycle Route 66 gathered in Joplin, Missouri for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the route's official designation.
With the unanimous support from the community of Baraboo, U.S. Bicycle Route 30 in Wisconsin moves closer to the finish line.
In Louisiana, advocates for U.S. Bicycle Route 90 are slowly making progress toward designation.
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."
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."
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."
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.
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."
Advocates are working with states to (slowly) build the U.S. Bicycle Route System, piece by piece.
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.
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.