A national bicycle route that runs through Michigan is being planned to extend through the State of Indiana. United States Bicycle Route 35 is planned to continue from Michigan to Indiana, beginning in LaPorte County, then down through Indianapolis, and extending all the way down to Louisville. This route is unique in that it will link county roads, current bicycle paths (like the Monon Trail), highways, and city streets. While many counties in Indiana have already approved this route, work is still being done to link up other counties to complete U.S.B.R. 35’s trail that will traverse the entire state.
Currently, U.S. Bicycle Route 35 runs nearly 500 miles from New Buffalo, Michigan, (on the border with Indiana) to Sault Sainte Marie, Canada. The long-term plan is for the route to continue south from Indiana all the way down to New Orleans and the Gulf Shores.
While bike trails and paths continue to be created in central Indiana, U.S. Bicycle Route 35 presents a compelling opportunity for Hoosiers to venture into many different parts of the state that they may have never before experienced. As bicycle advocates and cyclists themselves, Caress Law Group’s Indiana bicycle lawyers will continue to update readers on this route’s progress, as no timetable or completion date has been released.
To view the proposed route through Indiana, click http://www.indianatrails.com/content/usbr35