U.S. bike routes

Find information and maps for a growing network of recognized bike routes along roads and trails that connect communities in Washington state.

Washington state has nearly 700 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes. They consist of interstate long-distance cycling routes that direct bicyclists along the shoulder of low-traffic roads and highways, some bicycle lanes and a few off-road paths that connect the network. The growing choice of routes currently includes a few in Northwest Washington, one that crosses the northern part of the state and a few in Southeast Washington. These routes, identified by WSDOT, Cascade Bicycle Club-Washington Bikes, local agencies, regional planning organizations and community groups, are officially designated by the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

Designated U.S. Bicycle Routes in Washington state

US Bicycle Route 10

Connecting northern Washington state along the SR 20 corridor from the Idaho border in Pend Oreille County to Anacortes totaling over 400 miles.

USBR 10 (PDF 2MB) 

US Bicycle Route 610

Alternative route to USBR 10 through Sedro-Woolley.

USBR 610 (PDF 273KB) 

US Bicycle Route 87

From Canadian border at Sumas south to Nooksack, Bellingham and Sedro-Woolley connecting to the Centennial Trail in Snohomish County.

USBR 87 (PDF 915KB)

US Bicycle Route 95

From Canadian border at Blaine south to Bellingham, then southeast to Burlington and Mount Vernon connecting to the Centennial Trail in Snohomish County.

USBR 95 (PDF 900KB) 

US Bicycle Route 97

From Canadian border at Blaine south to Bellingham, then southwest to Anacortes, Oak Harbor to the Keystone/Coupeville Ferry Landing.

USBR 97 (PDF 939KB) 

US Bicycle Route 20

From Clarkston/Idaho state border along US 12 over the Columbia Plateau to the Columbia County line near the Lewis & Clark Trail State Park.

USBR 20 (PDF 346KB) 

US Bicycle Route 40

From town of Tekoa to Idaho border (short segment to establish route in Washington state).

USBR 40 (PDF 219KB)

US Bicycle Route 81

From northern border of Whitman County near Tekoa to the town of Asotin, south of Clarkston

USBR 81 (PDF 361KB)

US Bicycle Route 281

From the city of Pullman, heading southeast along SR 27 and US 195 to the Washington/Idaho border

USBR 281 (PDF 248KB) 

US Bicycle Route 20, 81 & 281 Clarkston Detail

Detail for City of Clarkston area which includes overlapping segments of USBR 20, 81 and 281.

USBR 20, 81 & 281 Clarkston Detail (PDF 1.2MB) 

US Bicycle Route Concept Map for Washington

Map shows existing and proposed routes for the US Bicycle Route System in Washington State.

USBR Concept Map (PDF 1.676MB) 

U.S. Bicycle Route planning and designations

Identifying new U.S. Bike Routes begins at the local level. Grassroots route planning and coordination are key to identifying safe and connected U.S. Bike Routes. It all starts with bringing together local stakeholders which may include bike groups, local agencies, economic development representatives and interested citizens, among others. Along with the Cascade Bicycle Club-Washington Bikes, we encourage local leadership in completing the entire U.S. Bike Route System in Washington state, but also offers technical assistance to help make it happen. Adventure Cycling Association provides additional information about the U.S. Bike Route System.

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