Bike Routes

Strava map of route shaped like reindeer in San Diego, California.

California Cyclist Maps Animals Through Rides

The La Jolla resident plots local bike rides that, when viewed on a map, outline the shape of animals or seasonal items.

March 26, 2024 - La Jolla Light

Cycling Through Water

Bicycle Architecture Biennale Showcases Exceptional Projects Around the World

The second biennale in Amsterdam highlights design and infrastructure projects that put biking front and center.

June 19, 2019 - Fast Company

Chicago Bike Trail

A Map of the 'Mellow' Bike Routes Around Chicago

Not all bike routes are created equal; some are just mellower.

June 22, 2018 - Chicago Reader

Wisconsin Bikes

Advocates Finalizing a Wisconsin-Spanning Bike Route

U.S. Bike Route 30, as the planned route that will cross Wisconsin is called, is part of a vision for a national system of bike routes.

January 27, 2017 - Urban Milwaukee

The 'Quietways' Bike Network Revolution

London has been preparing for years for a “quiet revolution” for its bike network: the "Quietways" of side streets and back roads. London is already building Quietways in anticipation of a September launch.

March 10, 2014 - The Atlantic Cities

A Bike Route Map That Harry Beck Would Be Proud Of

A "wonderfully simplified" map of San Francisco's best bicycle routes modeled on Harry Beck's revolutionary map for the London Underground aims to encourage people to saddle up through clean graphic design.

November 13, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

Vancouver Skyline Bikes

Insider Advice on How Best to Bike Your City

With bike use exploding across North America, The New York Times has asked its readers to submit their suggestions for how best to navigate their city streets on two wheels. Covering 16 cities, the project has received 4,614 comments to date.

July 14, 2013 - The New York Times

Famous in Car Culture, Route 66 Resurfaces as a Destination for Bicyclists

The beauty of a ride along Route 66 can be appreciated as much from behind a set of handlebars as from behind a steering wheel. Sarah Laskow reports on efforts to create U.S. Bike Route 66 as the first national bike route.

August 9, 2012 - Grist

Interstate for Bicycles Edging Closer to Reality

Long-stalled plans to build a countrywide network of interstate routes for bicycles appears to be moving forward.

June 30, 2011 - Sustainable Business Oregon

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