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?
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
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
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