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U.S. Bicycle Route System grows by 2,000 miles in 2014

Approved bicycle routes in bold

Traveling bicyclists can follow more than 8,000 miles of signed bicycle routes around the country after an association of state highway officials approved more than 2,000 miles of corridors in 2014.

The latest round of approvals in December┬áby the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials comprises 1,200 miles added to the U.S. Bicycle Route …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/26/u-s-bicycle-route-system-grows-by-2000-miles-in-2014/

Top 10 rails-to-trails states; Michigan is No. 1

Michigan is fast becoming a major destination for bicycle touring, and one of its major draws is its wide-ranging network of rails-to-trails.

Abandoned and out-of-service railroad corridors criss-cross the state, and local governments and “friends of the trail” groups are transforming these into paved and gravel trails for bikes and other non-motorized users.

In fact, Michigan leads the nation in upgrading railroad corridors into bike trails. Its 126 rails-to-trails stretch for 2,379 miles around the state …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/08/top-10-rails-to-trails-states-michigan-is-no-1/