A 360-mile cycling route connecting 15 counties across the Hoosier state officially launched this month, National Bike Month. USBR35 is the first nationally-approved and interconnected cycling route in Indiana, making its way through Hamilton County.
The USBR35 project was approved in 2015 by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials with the help of Indiana Trails and the Adventure Cycling Association. The goal is to draw bicycle enthusiasts to Indiana by offering a unique Midwestern cycling experience that’s safe and accessible with bicycle travel options. The route is part of a nationwide movement to make an interconnected national network of roads for cyclists to easily travel across the country. The project is part of a $20,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development to make the state a more bike-friendly destination.
To date, more than 11,000 miles of U.S. bicycle routes have been officially designated in 24 states. When complete, the USBR system will encompass more than 50,000 miles across the country.
For more, visit indianaUSBR35.com.