GALETON - Many car drivers and motorcyclists choose fall as the perfect time to travel across Route 6 and explore the quaint towns and lush colors of the countryside; now bicyclists are experiencing the fresh autumn air as they bike on America’s newest addition to the US Bike Route System (USBR). US Route 6 in Pennsylvania, previously known as PA Bike Route Y, has been designated as USBR 36.

At the May meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), USBR 36 in Pennsylvania was named, connecting cyclists across the state from Ohio to New York

With the designation, the PA Route 6 Alliance plans to start educating the communities and businesses along the highway on how to capture this new market and how to better serve this travel segment. Their plans are to work with companies that promote journey cycling like Adventure Cycling and Ride with GPS.

GPS mapping for USBR 36 is now available on the Ride with GPS website - a website used by travelling bicyclists to download GPS map and cue sheets to their portable devices. The map follows PA Route 6 with the exception of detouring off Rt. 6 and using Rt 107 from Factoryville to Mayfield.

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For more information on biking on USBR 36, PA Bike Route Y or PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, contact the PA Route 6 Alliance at 814-435-7706.