U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)

U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)

The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a developing national network of bicycle routes connecting

The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a developing national network of bicycle routes connecting urban and rural communities via signed roads and trails. Created with public input, U.S. Bicycle Routes direct bicyclists to a preferred route through a city, county, or state – creating opportunities for people everywhere to bicycle for travel, transportation, and recreation.

Over 14,000 miles are currently established in 27 states and Washington DC – and many routes are signed. 

Since 2005, Adventure Cycling has been proud to shepherd the growth of the USBRS. We provide free technical assistance, coordination, and resources to assist stakeholder groups in their designation efforts. 

Together, we’re building the largest public bike route network in the world!

July 22, 2019
What’s the Story with Kansas?

What's the Story with Kansas?

The story of our safety work in Kansas starts in a dark place, but some of the most important work can also be the hardest.

April 30, 2019
5 Fun Facts about the USBRS

5 Fun Facts about the USBRS

Did you know the U.S. Bicycle Route System will be the largest bike route network in the world when it’s complete? Here are five other things you may not know about the USBRS.

May 22, 2018
Exploring USBR 21 in Georgia

Exploring USBR 21 in Georgia

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.

August 14, 2019
Woodbury County, Iowa pledges support for USBR 55

Communities in Iowa are starting to rally behind the state’s first U.S. Bicycle Route. 

July 10, 2019
Lancaster, CA is latest city to sign on to USBR 85

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.

January 14, 2019
Indiana closing in on USBR 235

U.S. Bicycle Route 235 will connect Indianapolis to Seymour, Indiana. 

December 26, 2018
Arcata joins the effort to designate USBR 95 in California

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!

September 13, 2018
Cave Country Trails finalizes plans for U.S. Bicycle Route 23 in Kentucky

“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.

July 16, 2018
CityLab takes a look at USBR 66

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.

July 13, 2018
Lorain County, OH wants on national bike map

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.

July 12, 2018
In Erie, PA, new U.S. Bicycle Routes also means more local bike routes

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. 

July 3, 2018
New 320-mile USBR in process in Maine

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.

June 18, 2018
Missouri celebrates USBR 66 with a ribbon cutting

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. 

May 4, 2018
Wisconsin closing in on USBR 30

With the unanimous support from the community of Baraboo, U.S. Bicycle Route 30 in Wisconsin moves closer to the finish line.

April 3, 2018
Support grows for USBR 90 in Louisiana

In Louisiana, advocates for U.S. Bicycle Route 90 are slowly making progress toward designation. 

March 13, 2018
Cave City, Kentucky Supports USBR 23

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.”

February 20, 2018
Support continues to grow in Missouri for USBR 66

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.”

February 16, 2018
USBR 66 approaching designation in Missouri and Kansas

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.”

January 8, 2018
Missouri Aims to Designate USBR 66

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.

USBR 66,
November 22, 2017
Communities in Ohio are eager to be part of U.S. Bicycle Route System

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.”

October 5, 2017
This Plan for a Cross-Country Bike Network Could Help Keep Long-Distance Cyclists Safe

Advocates are working with states to (slowly) build the U.S. Bicycle Route System, piece by piece.

Bicycling Magazine,
September 7, 2017
New 360-mile route spans state, including stretch through county

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.

August 29, 2017
County, state should benefit from federal bicycle route

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.


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