U.S. Bicycle Route System – Discover America by Bicycle

Dear Cyclist,

What if cycling across the country was as easy as following the numbers?

That’s the vision for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS), a developing national network of officially approved, numbered, and signed bicycle routes. When complete, you’ll have the ability to choose from 50,000 miles of vetted bicycle touring routes to get to your destination by bike – whether across your town, your state or across the country.

Download the USBRS Overview Map (PDF) to see the plan for all 50,000 miles of the USBRS.

So what’s the current status of the USBRS?

  • 11,000 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been developed and approved in 24 states
  • Over 4,000 miles have been signed
  • 40+ states are working on developing routes

And that’s only in the last 6 years – since 2011. Think what’s possible in the next ten years! If you’re interested in riding an existing route, you can find Maps and Route Resources by state, or check out the interactive map. Find out more of the basics about the USBRS with our FAQs for Cyclists resource.

We’ll keep you updated with quarterly emails on the U.S. Bicycle Route System – which states are planning, designating, and signing routes, resources that are available, how to get involved, etc.

You can also stay up-to-date by following us on social media and our blog:

Who are we? Adventure Cycling Association is the national coordinator of the USBRS, and the only organization that devotes staff time to the project. We are a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle, and you can learn more at www.adventurecycling.org.

Thanks for your interest in the USBRS, and if you have questions as you discover more about this innovative project, please email us at usbrsinfo@adventurecycling.org.

Happy Trails,
Ginny Sullivan
Director of Travel Initiatives
Adventure Cycling Association
150 E Pine St
Missoula, MT 59802