Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved U.S. Bike Route 23 in Tennessee.
This Route in Tennessee covers 154 miles between the Kentucky border, where it joins Kentucky’s existing Mammoth Cave state bicycle route, and Alabama. Heading south from Kentucky, DSBR 23 begins in rural Robertson County. The route cuts through the heart of Nashville’s music scene and continues south of Franklin. A second spur connects to food and lodging at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill and Lewisburg. Further south, cyclists may travel for an hour or more and not see an automobile. U.S. Bicycle Route 23 enters Alabama at Ardmore, a city whose main street is also the Tennessee-Alabama state line.
Mayors Liggett and Bingham, extends their thanks and appreciation to the scores of cycling individuals and clubs, city, county and state officials, and many other interested stakeholders that invested hundreds of hours creating, vetting, reviewing and approving this route. TDOT is now adding this route to their official Tennessee state website.