All cyclists — from novice to experienced, whether a day-tripper or through-tripper — are invited to make USBR50 part of a regional and national cycling itinerary.
U.S. Bike Route 50 (USBR50), along with USBR35 and USBR36, was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation as a national bike route through Indiana. With the help of the Indiana Dept of Transportation, the Adventure Cycling Association, Bicycle Indiana, and the Hoosier Rails to Trails Council, USBR50 spans from east to west across the state — from Terre Haute east to the border with Ohio. As part of a national network of bike routes, USBR50 will eventually cross the entire country, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
Through the Hoosier State, cyclists enjoy a scenic tour of significant Indiana historic and natural areas and bicycle-friendly communities in Clay, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Marion, Putnam, Vigo, and Wayne counties, while locally-recommended alternate routes provide options on separated pathways with access to other communities. In Putnam County, it follows the route of the National Road Heritage Trail, which incorporates the nearly 20 miles of the urban People Pathways trail in and around Greencastle.
All cyclists — from novice to experienced, whether a day-tripper or through-tripper — are invited to make USBR50 part of a regional and national cycling itinerary. With detailed maps, resources and descriptions for each Indiana county, this website helps make USBR50 an educational, relaxing and enjoyable travel experience.