Bicycling and Walking in Virginia
United States Bicycle Routes 1, 76 and 176
Virginia is a key destination for bicycle touring. U.S. Bicycle Route 76, also known as the TransAmerica Trail, traverses the state west to east, while U.S. Bicycle Route 1 runs north-south. The newly designated U.S. Bicycle Route 176 connects these USBR 76 and USBR 1, passing through the City of Richmond and Henrico County along the Capital Trail. Together these routes routes make up over 850 miles of the U.S. Bicycle Route System.
USBR 1 Changes in Northern Virginia District
The alignment of USBR 1 was first established in 1982 along routes that at the time facilitated safe bicycle travel through the Commonwealth. Due to new development in Northern Virginia, the original alignment was re-evaluated.
The project study area extended from the 14th Street Bridge in Arlington County to the southern boundary of Prince William County. The summary report and a signing plan plan are provided below.
The changes were submitted to AASHTO in October 2014 and subsequently approved. The new route is shown on the map below.
- US Bike Route 1 Summary Recommendations Report (2 MB)
- USBR 1 Signage Cost Estimates (400 KB)
- USBR 1 Signage Plan (89 KB)
- NOVA USBR 1 Signage Recommendation Map
- A History of U.S. Bicycle Route One (PDF, 73 KB)