Kansas DOT to install new wayfinding signs along U.S. Bicycle Routes 76 and 66; USBR 76 becomes longest contiguous US Bicycle Route - The Leavenworth Times

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Some new signs will be popping up along roadsides in Kansas — designating two different bicycle routes. One of those, U.S. Bicycle Route 76, also known as the TransAmerica Trail, passes through Harvey County as it connects the east and west coasts.

“Thousands of cyclists ride these routes through Kansas every year, offering great tourist opportunities for the over 30 communities they pass through, especially rural towns,” said Jenny Kramer, Kansas Department of Transportation bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. “Many towns take advantage of this opportunity for economic growth and development by making their towns more bicycle-friendly and creating attractive resting and overnight spots for travelers.”

MoBikeFed comment: Missouri installed wayfinding signs along its section of USBR 76 in 2013:

https://mobikefed.org/2013/09/transamerica-trailusbr-76-first-us-nationa...

When the signs are installed in Kansas, USBR 76 will be officially designated and wayfinding signs install all the way from Richmond Virginia through Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas.

It is currently the longest contiguous stretch of signed and marked route in the U.S. Bicycle Route system.

In Missouri, we officially designated U.S. Bicycle Route 66 in 2018, but we are still working with MoDOT and communities along the route to find funding to add wayfinding signs to the route.

https://mobikefed.org/2018/06/bicycle-route-66-officially-part-us-bicycl...

You can see an overview map of the planned U.S. Bicycle Route system here:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/us-bicycle-route-system...