The Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials have announced the approval of six new U.S. Bicycle Routes: one in Maine and New Hampshire, one in Michigan and four in Alaska. They are the first new official routes established since 1982 and a huge step toward completing the U.S. Bicycle Route System, a network of cycling-friendly routes that will criss-cross the nation.
The ACA also has an online map that shows each state’s current route network and the status of its expansion into the national route network. You can visit the State Staus Map by clicking here.
Adventure Cycling launches fundraising campaign
For the second year in a row, the ACA is starting a grassroots effort to raise $30,000 to support ongoing coordination efforts for the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System. The Built It. Bike It. Be a Part of It campagin will run the entire month of May, which is also National Bike Month.
ACA is asking for donations of $10 or more. In 2010 they collected more than $27,000 to support the bike route system. Early bird gifts have resulted in $7,000 already being raised for the 2011 campaign.
To learn more about the Adventure Cycling Association and its advocacy, visit www.adventurecycling.org.