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RouteCans - RouteArrows Dispenser + Whisk Broom!

RouteCans - RouteArrows Dispenser + Whisk Broom!

Regular price $65.00 USD
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What are RouteCans?

→ RouteCans are an economical, eco-friendly, lightweight, sturdy, easy-to-use RouteArrows roll dispenser.

→ They're made from a new unused paint can (Made from 100% Recycled Polypropylene, Made in the USA) - thus the name!

→ RouteCans provide a fast and easy way to dispense and use RouteArrows at your event.

→ The original RouteArrows dispenser (“RouteCase”) was great, but this new version is even better!


      Download our RouteCan Instructions PDF HERE, watch our youtube tutorial (

      OR Follow these easy steps below ⤵️

      How to use: With 1 roll or 2 rolls

      1) Remove the white “Please remove...” stickers (if rolls are new!)

      2) Put the first RouteArrows roll into the RouteCan, “right-side up” with “RouteArrows” text along the bottom.

      3) Feed about 4+ in. of the first RouteArrow roll out through the vertical feed slot.

      4) Place black "table" into the roll’s center to create the divider table.

      5) Put the second roll of RouteArrows into the RouteCan on top of the divider table.

      - As either roll is pulled/dispensed, the other roll will not be affected or moved.

      6) Feed about 4 in. of the second RouteArrow roll out through the slot.

      7) Set the RouteCan on the ground to dispense RouteArrows, or work in pairs.

      8) Start dispensing from either or both rolls of RouteArrows as needed.

      9) When tearing off the backing paper, leave enough to continue dispensing.

      10) Quickly & Easily Mark Your Route with RouteArrows in a RouteCan!


      - Lightweight - Less than 1 lb!

      - Comfortable wood handle

      - Sturdy, well built design, for many years of use!

      - Simple & quick to load your RouteArrows!

      - Holds and easily dispenses one or two rolls (included divider table separates the upper and lower rolls, so that one doesn’t rotate the other!)

      - Handmade with eco-friendly 100% recycled & recyclable materials

      - Reflective RouteArrow logo and hi-viz reflective tape for added safety & visibility

      - Makes route marking with RouteArrows fast and easy!

      Shipping Time

      RouteCans Ship from California, usually within 1 business day. They're handmade by my dad!

      Coast to Coast Shipping takes 4-6 Business Days.

      Parts and Features

      Parts and Features of the RouteCan:

      • RouteCan Body
      • Handle
      • Feed Slot
      • Divider Table
      • Reflective Logo & Stripe


      • 12 inch Whisk Broom (made with corn fiber)
      • RouteArrows Ball Point Pen
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      Watch Our RouteCan Tutorial Video!

      Popularly Paired With:

      Hi-Viz Safety Hats for Your Route Marking Team!

      Reflective stripes for increasing visibility and wide brim for shade.

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      Contact Us

      If you have any questions about best practices or want some route marking tips and tricks please don’t hesitate to contact us!

      My dad and I are here to provide valuable advice to help you make the best choices for your unique event.

      RouteArrows are here to make your event a success!


      Should I get a RouteCan?

      RouteCans are an economical, eco-friendly, lightweight, sturdy, easy-to-use RouteArrows roll dispenser.

      RouteCans aren't required but do provide a fast and easy way to transport and dispense RouteArrows while route marking.

      So if being more efficient is important to your team, RouteCans can save time and make the job more organized!

      How many RouteArrows do I need for my event?

      For Cycling Events:
      Our time-tested route marking method uses 5 RouteArrows per turn. With 250 arrows per roll, that allows for up to 50 marked points per roll. Therefore, if you have more than 45 turns per route, you should consider a 2nd roll of that same color to be safe.

      In addition to turns, RouteArrows are also very helpful and often needed in and out of start / finish areas, rest stops, on signage or on an info sign at check-in etc. Having extra arrows in SAG or support vehicles is a good idea too!

      For Running and Walking Events:
      Two choices! Marking just the turns (like cycling events) with 4-5 Arrows or use "the bread crumb method", where you also place arrows (1-3) at given intervals ie. every 10th of a mile, 1/4k etc. to keep participants on route and motivated!

      Based on your chosen interval, you can calculate the number of arrows needed based on your route length(s).

      How far in advance should / can RouteArrows be placed?

      PRO TIP: For optimum results, place RouteArrows as close to the event as possible; within 24 hours is best. The older RouteArrows are, the less visible they become.

      Placing your RouteArrows 3+ days in advance will greatly reduce their visibility and usability by exposure to increased traffic and weather.

      Remember, your marking crew will require much less time to put down RouteArrows, compared to using other outdated and messy methods such as spray paint, chalk paint or duct tape.

      Who invented these RouteArrows and all the other great products?!

      I (Randall Braun) first envisioned RouteArrows back in the late 80′s as I saw so many century events struggle with their route marking and also during my experiences while route marking the Davis Bike Club’s Foxy Fall and Double Century events. After months of prototyping, I finally brought RouteArrows to market in early 2007, RouteLines in early 2014, and the other products have steadily followed suit! See “Our Story” in the About menu for the complete story!

      Do you offer discounts to non-profit organizations or fundraisers?

      Yes, absolutely! From day one, RouteArrows has been proud to offer a 15% off discount to Non-Profit organizations and all fundraising events! We have a simple in-house form with a line for your 501 (c)(3) (or similar) tax ID number.
      To receive your personalized non-profit discount code: Fill out the form HERE!
      Once we approve your request, we will send you your code via email ASAP.