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U.S. Bicycle Routes

Bicyclist riding along a bike route.
Department of Transportation

U.S. Bicycle Routes

The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a network of regionally and nationally significant bicycling routes spanning multiple states. The purpose of the USBRS is to facilitate travel between states on routes identified for long-distance cycling. Michigan is home to three designated U.S. Bicycle Routes: 10, 20, and 35.

This page includes a brief overview of those routes and links to the Adventure Cycling Association webpage. Adventure Cycling Association provides GPS compatible maps, turn-by-turn directions, as well as information on approximate mileage and elevation for each route.

Resources listed on this page are intended to serve as an aid to long-distance touring bicyclists who are experienced riding with traffic. They are not intended to be a substitute for a person's use of reasonable care. Users should not rely solely on signage for navigating these routes.

Michigan U.S. Bicycle Route Overview Map

U.S. Bicycle Routes in Michigan

U.S. Bicycle Route 10

U.S. Bicycle Route 10

St. Ignace to Iron Mountain

U.S. Bicycle Route 10 is a 193-mile route that connects St. Ignace and Iron Mountain in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The route utilizes the wide paved shoulders along US-2.

USBR 10 - Eastbound

USBR 10 - Westbound

US-20 route sign

U.S. Bicycle Route 20

Algonac to Ludington

U.S. Bicycle Route 20 is an east-west route of just over 300 miles and connects Algonac on the east with Ludington on the west. 

USBR 20 - Eastbound

USBR 20 - Westbound

US-35 route sign

U.S. Bicycle Route 35

New Buffalo to Sault Ste. Marie

U.S. Bicycle Route 35 is a 500-mile route that runs from New Buffalo to Sault Ste. Marie, generally following the Lake Michigan shoreline and through the eastern Upper Peninsula.

USBR 35 - Northbound

USBR 35 - Southbound