Implement a U.S. Bicycle Route

The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is developing through partnerships between transportation agencies, bicycle and trail organizations, and volunteers. Routes are nominated for official designation by state departments of transportation and approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

Check out the following resources to start implementing a U.S. Bicycle Route in your state.

For information and resources on established U.S. Bicycle Routes, visit Ride a U.S. Bicycle Route. If you've already implemented a U.S. Bicycle Route, check out Promote a U.S. Bicycle Route, Signing, and Promotion Resources for next steps to map, sign, market, and promote your route to cyclists.

Why Implement a U.S. Bicycle Route? 

“With each new route and each new state in the U.S. Bicycle Route System, we will soon see this network reach every corner of America, from urban to rural areas. Given the project’s momentum, we expect that, over time, the USBRS will become the largest official bicycle route network on the planet.” ~ Jim Sayer, Adventure Cycling Association

“The U.S. Bicycle Route System provides a great framework for working toward a complete statewide bike network. I think of the USBRs as necklaces; we can hang the 'beads' of regional trails systems on them, connecting regional trails to local bike routes, and eventually make it possible for people to ride to and through every town in the state.” ~ Barb Chamberlain, Washington State Department of Transportation

“By building out our bicycle infrastructure, we're increasing our ability to attract new businesses, boosting Pennsylvania tourism, and making our commonwealth a better place to live, work, and play.” ~ Carrie Lepore, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development 

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To follow progress on USBRS implementation, connect with us through Facebook and Twitter (@usbicycleroutes). 

Photo by Chuck Haney. 

Building the U.S. Bike Route System