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.
US Bicycle Route 610
Alternative route to USBR 10 through Sedro-Woolley.
US Bicycle Route 87
From Canadian border at Sumas south to Nooksack, Bellingham and Sedro-Woolley connecting to the Centennial Trail in Snohomish County.
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.
US Bicycle Route 97
From Canadian border at Blaine south to Bellingham, then southwest to Anacortes, Oak Harbor to the Keystone/Coupeville Ferry Landing.
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.
US Bicycle Route 40
From town of Tekoa to Idaho border (short segment to establish route in Washington state).
US Bicycle Route 81
From northern border of Whitman County near Tekoa to the town of Asotin, south of Clarkston
US Bicycle Route 281
From the city of Pullman, heading southeast along SR 27 and US 195 to the Washington/Idaho border
US Bicycle Route 20, 81 & 281 Clarkston Detail
Detail for City of Clarkston area which includes overlapping segments of USBR 20, 81 and 281.
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.