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 24 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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June 15, 2016
Thanks to you, "Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it." is a huge success!
Thanks to you, "Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it." is a huge success!

And thanks to your generosity, we’re building the U.S. Bicycle Route System, mile by mile. 

May 31, 2016
Build the USBRS with Tripsite.com
Build the USBRS with Tripsite.com

Tripsite.com offers a $1000 match challenge in Adventure Cycling's Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it. campaign to grow the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). Donate today to have your donation matched by Tripsite.com

May 26, 2016
Seven Supporters Celebrate USBR 7
Seven Supporters Celebrate USBR 7

Celebrate USBRS 7 with Adventure Cycling!

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

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 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
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.

Tags: USBR 10
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...

Tags: USBR 10
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