Recommended Places to Ride in the Baltimore Area
The Baltimore & Annapolis (B&A) Trail:
The B&A Trail Park stretches from Boulters Way in Annapolis to Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The Earleigh Heights Ranger Station is located in Severna Park with parking available on the premises. A gazebo, horticultural gardens and park benches are found at the Hatton-Regester Green property in Severna Park. 80 flowerbeds, all tended by volunteers, grace the park grounds.
The BWI Airport Trail:
At Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie the B&A Trail ends and the BWI Trail begins. The BWI Trail circles BWI Airport for an additional 12.5 miles of paved trail. A parking lot and a children’s playground are located at the Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area on Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. Several scenic views of the Airport are found along this loop trail. A spur trail from BWI Trail at Andover Road leads to the Linthicum Light Rail Station. Both Trails are open dawn to dusk
The Northern Central Railroad (NCR) Trail:
The Northern Central Railroad Trail (NCRT) extends 20 miles, stretching from Ashland Road in the Hunt Valley area to the state line. The trail is 10 feet wide with a stone dust surface. The most popular activities on the trail are hiking, jogging, bicycle riding and horseback riding. Trail users should note that the southern end of the trail receives heavy use on weekends. Parking areas from Monkton south are often filled. The trail is less congested and parking is more available at the northern end during peak times. Also note that this trail extends all the way to York, PA, enabling cyclists to ride more than 40 miles one way.
Baltimore City Dept. of Transportation Bike Map:
The city of Baltimore publishes a pretty useful bike map as a PDF; please click the link below to download your copy!
C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage:
Many of our employees at Race Pace have bicycled this wonderful corridor that goes from Washington, DC all the way to Pittsburgh--without ever getting out on a road or dealing with vehicular traffic!
Patapsco Valley State Park (Mountain bike trails):
This park is a favorite of our staff, and it has a wonderful selection of mountain bike trails to suit all abilities. There's a modest entry fee and plenty of parking. Click below for an online interactive map: