Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering

AASHTO Liaison
Jim McDonnell, P.E., Program Director for Engineering

US Bicycle Routes


The purpose of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is to facilitate bicycle travel on appropriate roads, paths and highways over routes that are desirable for interstate bicyclists. A route should form continuity of available roads through two or more states connecting and traversing areas of scenic, cultural, and recreational interest.

Information on Making Application for a U.S. Bicycle Route:

Instructions for Completing the USBRS Electronic Application Form

USBRS Electronic Application Form (April 3, 2020) 

Please send your color maps in PDF format and completed information to jdawkins@aashto.org . Thank you.


Visit www.adventurecycling.org/usbrs for more information and background on the US Bicycle Route System, the National Corridor Plan and Designation System.