I want to do a big tour, see a lot of the country, and a lot of my well-dispersed family and friends. Poring over road atlases, I found I had hundreds of little roads to choose from, with no idea how good they would be for cycling. I was about to give up, figuring I’d improvise. Then I found Adventure Cycling‘s web page, with well-researched maps of routes all over the country. This is what I pieced together. It amounts to about 13,000 miles of backroads and byways.