I'm Robert Guico. I guess I should have posted here before my post on the other board, but that's okay.
I'm just another bicycle commuter, except out in the western suburbs of Chicago, which is pretty rare. I've been able to see bicyclists of all ages flock to every set of limestone and asphalt path I've ridden on this month, and so I'm excited that something like the U.S. Bicycle Route System would draw people's attention to a lesser-polluting, circulatory-system-friendly method of seeing the country.
So here's a question: as a "private citizen", what is expected of us? Raise awareness with state and county boards? And advocacy groups? Support and update existing efforts to map appropriate cycling routes, U.S. Bike Route or not? Map "fantasy routes" on online mapping sites, and share those? :-)