Home / United States Bicycle Route 11 Designation Study (2020)
- January 31, 2023
The United States Bicycle Route System is a national network of interstate bicycle routes that uses a combination of existing roads and trails to connect riders with places of interest. Routes are planned with the touring cyclist in mind, meaning one who is generally fit for long-distance travel by bicycle. Successful implementation of a route provides local economic benefit through bicycle tourism while promoting personal and environmental health and wellness. This study proposed three alternative routes based on desktop review of the existing road and trail network. These routes were then vetted and refined through a public involvement process and field reconnaissance. The refined routes were then analyzed with a route planning tool developed specifically for this project and the conditions inherent to the area. Results of this analysis were then taken back to the public for review, revision, and buy-in.