Tag Archive: US Bicycle Route System

Bike quote: Why bicycle tourists are the best tourists for small towns

Young cyclist visits with a local at Methow ice cream shop

“Many (cross-country riders) stay at hotels and motels, lodges. They’re not whizzing by you with a tankful of gas. They’re stopping and buying a few things here and there. They’re there to interact with a local community instead of driving by in a car and looking out the windows.”

– Steve Jahn, member …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/25/bike-quote-why-bicycle-tourists-are-the-best-tourists-for-small-towns/

US Bike Route 10 dedication is Sunday in Anacortes

Open Street Cycle Map of USBR 10. http://www.opencyclemap.org/?zoom=8&lat=48.17592&lon=-119.98274&layers=B0000

Washington Bikes is inviting folks interested in bicycle travel to attend the ribbon cutting on the new US Bike Route 10 in Anacortes this Sunday.

Click here for link to map

USBR 10 rolls out for 416 miles roughly along  the State Route 20 corridor from Anacortes to the Idaho border. That’s also the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/11/us-bike-route-10-dedication-is-sunday-in-anacortes/

Wildfires close cross-state bicycle routes in Washington state

Carlton Complex fire closes SR 20; inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Bicyclists traveling across the state of Washington should check for road closures before they get too far along.

Numerous wildfires are burning across forestland, creating road closures and bad air quality.

The biggest fire that could effect touring bicyclists is the 238,000-acre Carlton Complex in northeastern Washington, as it lays in the midst of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/20/wildfires-close-cross-state-bicycle-routes-in-washington-state/

More than 800 miles added to U.S. Bicycle Route System

A network of signed bicycle routes designed to criss-cross the US has grown to 6,790 miles with the certification of new routes in Washington state, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois and the District of Columbia.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials certified the 816 miles of roadway for the U.S. Bicycle Route System at its meeting earlier this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/17/more-than-800-miles-added-to-u-s-bicycle-route-system/

US Bicycle Route 10 is approved for Washington state

USBR 10

Hey, bicycle travelers in Washington state. Pop the corks of your favorite rehydration beverage!

The state has won certification for US Bicycle Route 10 that stretches from Anacortes on the Puget Sound to Newport on the Idaho border.

The approval from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials means that the state Department of Transportation can, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/04/us-bicycle-route-10-is-approved-for-washington-state/

Washington state joins others seeking approvals for U.S. Bicycle Routes

US Bicycle Route System corridors

 

Washington state may have its first official U.S. Bicycle Route later this spring.

Washington Bikes reported that the state Department of Transportation has submitted its plans for USBR 10 to cross the northern part of the state from Anacortes to the Idaho border.

The plans go to the American Association of State Highway and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/18/washington-state-joins-others-seeking-approvals-for-u-s-bicycle-routes/

Indiana embracing U.S. Bicycle Route System

U.S. Bicycle Route System

The effort to create new segments for the U.S. Bicycle Route System is gaining momentum in communities in Indiana.

Richmond, Indiana, located on the Ohio border, has approved a route for U.S. Bicycle Route 50 (USBRS 50) through the town. Volunteers elsewhere are working to gain support to take the bicycle route clear across Indiana …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/01/16/indiana-embracing-u-s-bicycle-route-system/

Successful fund-raising campaign at Adventure Cycling Association

I don’t know if they’re popping champagne corks at the Adventure Cycling Association offices in Missoula this morning; probably they’re just topping off their water bottles and heading out for a celebratory bike ride.

They’d be celebrating because the nonprofit achieved its goal of raising $50,000 for the U.S. Bicycle Route System by last night’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/01/successful-fund-raising-campaign-at-adventure-cycling-association/

Anonymous donors support U.S. Bicycle Route System

Two anonymous donors together dropped $15,000 on the fund-raiser supporting the U.S. Bicycle Route System, bringing the total amount raised to $40,000.

That’s great news for the non-profit Adventure Cycling Association, which is promoting the “Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It.” campaign during the month of May. The goal is $50,000.

Adventure …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/28/anonymous-donors-support-u-s-bicycle-route-system/

Two new U.S. Bicycle Routes approved

Bike routes approved (in red)

The U.S. Bicycle Route System continues to grow.

Two new routes have been designated for numbering in the upper Midwest this month — USBR 35 in Michigan and USBR 45 in Minnesota (both shown in red at left).

In addition, USBR 1 in North Carolina was re-aligned.

The new routes add more than 600 miles to the bicycle route network that already includes other routes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/21/two-new-u-s-bicycle-routes-approved/

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