USBR10, Northern Washington State: Travel Washington by Bike

Ione - USBR 10Status of USBR10: Approved

Application for official recognition: Approved May 28, 2014.

Route for USBR10

USBR10 traverses 407 miles across the northern tier of Washington. West to east* bike-touring riders pass through Skagit, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties and through 18 cities and towns eager to welcome bicycle travelers: Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, Concrete, Rockport, Marblemount, Mazama, Winthrop, Twisp, Okanogan, Omak, Riverside, Tonasket, Republic, Kettle Falls, Colville, and Newport.

Conceptual map of proposed USBR10 across northern Washington state.

Conceptual overview map of proposed USBR10 across northern Washington state.

This bike route negotiates some of the most challenging terrain in the state including our highest mountain pass, Sherman Pass, and connects in the west with Canada via the Washington State Ferry Marine Highway system. Connections by bicycle into Canada are also possible at other points taking off from the route; some of these will be mapped in our future work on other US Bicycle Routes running north-south.

Bike Touring in Washington State

For information on bike tours that make use of a part of USBR10 check out Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-day Bike Tours in Washington. Proceeds from the book help support the efforts of Washington Bikes to map the US Bicycle Route System and provide bike travel information on our site. (More on bike travel destinations in Washington)

Progress Reports on USBR10

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USBR10: Anacortes to Concrete, WA

USBR10: Anacortes to Concrete, WA

Concrete to Mazama, WA on the proposed USBR10.

USBR10: Concrete to Mazama, WA

 

Mazama to Republic, WA on the proposed USBR10.

USBR10: Mazama to Republic, WA

 

Republic to Newport, WA, on the proposed USBR10.

USBR10: Republic to Newport, WA

 

*Why list towns west to east? Board member and volunteer John Pope, who led much of the mapping, lives in Anacortes. He started from there and kept going.