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Old 05-25-16, 12:46 PM
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Build the largest official cycling route network in the world

Itís fun to get fantastically lost on your bike. However, sometimes you need to know where you are going or tell others how to get where they want to go. Enter the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Itís like GPS for your bike.

Ok Ė not really. But at 11,000 miles and counting, itís making it easier for cyclists to find adventures near and far. No longer will you have to tell your friends to turn right at the large oak tree next to the dilapidated general store. Just say, ďfollow the bike route."

Cataloging and labeling the routes takes time and money. All of that comes from private donations and it is one of many reasons Road Holland became a corporate sponsor of the Adventure Cycling Association. This developing bicycle route network will not only create better riding conditions and more visibility for cycling across the country, it will also grow bicycle tourism and local economies with very little investment.

As part of National Bike Month, the ACA has set a goal to raise $150,000 towards helping build 50,000 miles of official bicycle routes. Your contribution will be a big help, and if you donate this week -- you could win a great prize package that includes one of our jerseys as well as some other fantastic prizes.

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I just look at a map, the roads are already there. Routes? Just go in the direction you want.
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Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
I just look at a map, the roads are already there. Routes? Just go in the direction you want.
A+. Published routes never start at my house or finish at my house or are going where I want to go...but the map does. I stick with the map, simple, easy and doesn't have an annual fee.
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Let me know when Texas becomes part of the US Bicycle Route System.
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