US Bike Route 50 to run through Weston District

on Monday, 28 July 2014.

West Side Trailhead could be center of Washington DC to San Francisco Route

A 313-mile route that stretches from Preble County on the Indiana border to Steubenville has been designated as U.S. Bicycle Rt. 50 by the Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Ohio’s route traverses several road segments and portions of 14 trails, including parts of the Olentangy, Alum Creek and Camp Chase trails in Columbus. The full route can be viewed online at http://tinyurl.com/kccggbj.

When the route is finished, it will connect urban, suburban and rural areas between San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Similar routes were named in Massachusetts, Washington state, Illinois and Washington, D.C. The national bike-route designation is expected to draw experienced riders from across the country to Ohio, said Steve Faulkner, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation

Transportation Insider: New bike route will run across state. The first Ohio section of what will become the largest official bike network in the world has been approved.

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