BREATHITT COUNTY INVENTORY AND ACTION PLAN FOR ADVENTURE TOURISM INITIATIVE
The TransAmerica Bicycle Route across the United States established in 1976 travels eastward out of Owsley County along Highway 28 across Breathitt County then turning south towards Buckhorn through Perry County following Highway 15 then east on Highway 80 into Knott County. The route is clearly marked on all state maps and takes one through Boonville, past Morris Fork Crafts, then through Buckhorn and Chavies, past the Artisan Center in Hindman and Alice Lloyd College, taking the rider eventually through Elkhorn City and into Virginia.
ACTION: Breathitt County needs to capitalize on the fact that the TransAmerica Bicycle Route goes through their county by providing markers along the existing route, and developing brochures highlighting worthwhile stops along the way such as Morris Fork Crafts and Buckhorn State Park to encourage bicyclists to travel the route.
ACTION: Bike clubs should be notified and additional routes developed on roads within the county that either have limited traffic and fairly smooth surfaces or have wide shoulders in which a bicyclist may travel safely.