10 Fast Facts

  1. The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a developing network of officially designated bicycle routes that connect urban and rural areas across the US.
  2. The National Corridor Plan is the blueprint for the development of future U.S. Bicycle Routes.
  3. Corridors are not routes, but 50-mile wide areas where routes may be developed. Corridors link key destinations, urban centers, and the natural landscape.
  4. Corridors can be added, removed, or shifted by states as opportunities and interest develops.
  5. U.S. Bicycle Routes connect at each end to another state, international border, or existing U.S. Bicycle Route.
  6. U.S. Bicycle Routes may be on roads or trails suitable for bicycle touring.
  7. State departments of transportation (DOTs) apply for U.S. Bicycle Route numbered designation, and work in coordination with local agencies, organizations, and volunteers in planning and choosing routes.
  8. U.S. Bicycle Routes are catalogued and designated by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the lead non-profit organization supporting state DOTs.
  9. U.S. Bicycle Routes are designated with numbers and may be mapped and signed.
  10. Projects to help create U.S. Bicycle Routes can be supported through federal, state, and private funds.

For more information or to get involved, please contact usbrsinfo@adventurecycling.org.


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Building the U.S. Bike Route System