U.S. Bicycle Route 35
U.S. Bicycle Route 35 is a 500-mile route that runs from Indiana through Michigan to Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, generally following the Lake Michigan shoreline and through the eastern Upper Peninsula. While some portions of U.S. Bicycle Route 35 is signed, users should not rely solely on signs for navigating the route.
The Michigan portion of US Bike Route 35 extends from New Buffalo to Sault Ste. Marie. View the entire route of USBR 35 here. View a map for the US BR 35 System from the Indiana State line to Holland, MI.
US BR 35 Open for Long Distance Bicycle Adventurists!
For every touring bicyclist that actually rides the route, there will be hundreds of people who look at the area for trip planning purposes and to dream about a trip someday. We know how spectacular this part of Michigan is, and the approval of this route will give national attention to our area. This long distance bicycle touring route is expected to attract a great deal of media interest. Communities along the route can take advantage of the media attention with your own efforts:
Do you have a newsletter or blog that you could use to let the public know about the route?
Could you mention the new route at a public meeting?
Could you send a press release to a local media outlet?
Can you use the USBR 35 together with other local efforts to promote your city as a bicycle friendly destination?
Could you put together a brochure showing local businesses along the route in your area?
Could you work together with your local visitor’s bureau or chamber of commerce to promote the USBR 35 as another attraction to your community?
For more on how to take advantage of trails for community and economic development visit Trail Towns.