Bicycling has always been an integral part of my life and as the membership director of Adventure Cycling, I get to see how cycling changes lives on a daily basis. This is just one of the reasons I am participating in Climate Ride to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS).

Imagine easily navigating a cross-country, regional, or local bicycle trip with friends or family, confident of your path, route, and destination. Imagine mapped and maintained cycling routes signed by state and national agencies.

U.S. Bicycle Routes are long-distance routes with official designation by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the same organization that designates interstate highways. The routes use existing infrastructure and are designated along carefully researched roads and trails that are optimal for bicycle travel. Routes are researched by state and local agencies and/or bicycle and trail organizations and volunteers. State departments of transportation (DOTs) apply to AASHTO for approval and numbered designation. Once approved and designated, state DOTs can work towards signing and enhancing routes according to their state bicycle plans and priorities.

Your support helps Adventure Cycling Association:
• Coordinate the route planning and AASHTO application process for 41 states.
• Conduct research on the benefits of bike tourism with hundreds of communities.
• Provide the training, education, outreach, and commitment necessary to implement the project.

With the USBRS, we will be able to go farther and explore better by bicycle — and only your help can get us there.

You can make a secure online donation today by clicking on the 'Support Me' button. You'll automatically receive an acknowledgment and I will be notified by email of your support.

Please join me in support of Climate Ride and Adventure Cycling Association.

Thank you for your help!

Adventure Cycling Association

U.S. Bicycle Route Network

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