USBR10, Northern Washington State: Travel Washington by Bike
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.
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.
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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)
Posts Related to USBR 10 on our Blog:
- Washington State’s First US Bicycle Route Designated (June 4, 2014)
- USBR 10 Ribbon-Cutting Celebration this Sunday (Sep 9, 2014)
- USBR 10: Inaugural Bike Tour
- Bike It: USBR 10 (Day One)
- Bike It: USBR 10 – The Epic Climb (Day Two)
- Bike It: USBR 10 – Methow Valley (Day Three)
- Bike It: USBR 10 – Okanogan Country to Republic (Day Four)
- Bike It: USBR 10 – Over Sherman Pass to Colville (Day Five)
- Bike It: USBR 10 – Blazing Saddles and Colville Ribbon-Cutting (Day Six)
- Bike It: USBR 10 – A Long 92 Miles to Newport (Day Seven)
- USBR 10, Northern Washington State
- Exploring the Methow Valley on Two Wheels
- Biking in and Around the Okanogan Highlands
- Car-Free in the North Cascades: Washington’s Mountain Ciclovia
- USBR 10: In the Home Stretch (April 17, 2014)
- More Progress Made on USBR 10 (Sep 16, 2013)
- “Building the US Bicycle Route System in Washington State” (Bicycle Paper April 2013)
- We’re Making Progress on USBRS 10 (April 9, 2013)
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*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.