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TransAmerica Bicycle Trail Now Marked in Western Kentucky


The TransAmerica bicycle trail is now marked through western Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has placed signs along the route north of Madisonville and through Marion before continuing into Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. 

The United States Bicycle Route 76 was one of the first two national bike trails. It was established in 1976 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials as part of the country’s bicentennial.

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd said in a news release for motorists to “share the road” with bicycles.

The trail runs nearly 500 miles across Kentucky from Crittenden County to Pike County.

US Bicycle Route 76 Map

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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