The Adventure Cycling Association is broadening its offerings and making them more accessible to all, releasing 12 new Short Routes from major metro areas across the United States.
Known for its epic long-distance routes like the TransAmerica Trail and Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, the organization produced its Short Routes for those new to bike travel or those with less time. And the Short Routes are available for free in digital formats that can be loaded onto smartphones and GPS devices, or printed as paper maps and cue sheets.
The new Short Routes for bike touring and bikepacking include:
- Los Angeles: Carpinteria to Refugio (37.28 miles)
- Los Angeles: LA to Catalina Island (42.66 miles)
- Los Angeles: Santa Monica Overnight (34.94 miles)
- Seattle: Seattle to Fort Flagler (58.73 miles)
- Seattle: Seattle to Kanasket-Palmer (77.89 miles)
- Seattle: Seattle to Lopez Island (121.62 miles)
- Minneapolis: Willow River Overnight (39.39 miles)
- Austin: Central Texas Parks Loop (120.02 miles)
- Atlanta: Panola Outing (19.47 miles)
- Washington, DC: C&O and W&OD Loop (84.75 miles)
- Philadelphia: Schuylkill and Wissahickon Trails (62.6 miles)
- Boston: Cape Cod Weekend (140.66 miles)
Short Routes are available for free in digital formats from the Adventure Cycling website. They’re compatible with the RideWithGPS app for iPhone and Android, and can be exported for use in other apps and GPS devices. Maps and cue sheets can also be saved as PDF files or printed on paper. To find out more about Adventure Cycling’s Short Routes, visit https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/short-routes/ or call 800-755-BIKE (2453).