Bicycle Route Through Arizona Gets Go-Ahead

Cyclists along State Route 82, part of the new Arizona Bicycle Route 90. | Courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation

The Arizona Department of Transportation has received approval to establish a 573-mile bicycle route through Arizona as part of a national bike-route system.

U.S. Bicycle Route 90 runs along existing state highways, local streets and shared-use paths, ADOT said in a news release. It begins along Interstate 10 at the Arizona-California border and ends along State Route 80 at the New Mexico state line. In between, it runs through the major metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson.

Attractions along the new route include Bisbee, Tombstone, the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and Saguaro National Park, ADOT said. The bike route doesn't involve building new infrastructure, as it follows existing highways and streets.

ADOT got approval from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials to designate the route. It becomes part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System. For a map of that system, click here. For more information on Arizona's new route, visit the Adventure Cycling Association's website. And for more information on ADOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, click here.


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