Pennsylvania Becomes 25th State to Join the U.S. Bicycle Route System by 30Seconds Travel
Pennsylvania’s first nationally designated bicycle route – U.S. Bicycle Route 50 – was officially approved in May by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to join the developing U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). The 163-mile route mostly follows off-road trails, including the popular Great Allegheny Passage, Montour Trail and the Panhandle Trail. Cyclists can now ride 538 miles on U.S. Bicycle Route 50 from Washington, D.C., to the Indiana/Illinois border. Once completed, the route will connect all the way to San Francisco.
“We are very proud to have, along with our partners, developed more than 160 miles of trails and roadway for U.S. Bicycle Route 50,” said Leslie S. Richards, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary. “We expect the designation of U.S. Bicycle Route 50 to result in significant transportation, health and economic benefits to the region.”
For more information about U.S. Bicycle Route 50 via PennDOT, and to learn more about USBRS. This video is a little longer than 30 seconds, but we thought you'd like to learn more about the new bicycle route!