Places to Ride

Anne Arundel County offers a wide range of places to ride for riders of all ages and abilities.    Click HERE for a Capital Gazette feature on places to ride.

Here are suggestions by type of rider:

Beginners, young children, shorter casual rides: Try one of the county parks like Kinder Farm, Quiet Waters, Ft. Smallwood or Downs or one of the  City of Annapolis Parks.

Paved Trail Lovers:  Looking for a longer ride but prefer to stay off the road?    Try one of the county trails like the B&A Trail, BWI Loop Trail or WB&A Trail.   On the B&A you’ll find coffee, ice cream and lots of other fuel.   For a long trail ride up to 40 miles,try the B&A and BWI Trails combined using the Overstreet Connector Trail.

City of Annapolis:   If you are confident and comfortable sharing the road with motor vehicles, check out the Annapolis Bike Map for historic/scenic sites and routes.

Road Cyclists:   Looking for distance, scenery and food stops?    South Anne Arundel County is a favorite with bike clubs and road cyclists.   Many start at the Davidsonville Park & Ride or Southern High School.    There also nice routes including some good climbing in the northern and western parts of the county.  All involve road riding including unshouldered roads best for experienced road cyclists.    For county tours including views of the Severn River, Chesapeake Bay, historic Annapolis, US Naval Academy and more, try the Lifeline100 65 mile  or 100 mile routes  Check out the routes listed by Annapolis Bicycle Club.

Mountain Biking:    Looking for dirt, hills, roots and such?      Try the new Bacon Ridge Trail in Crownsville, Patapsco Valley State Park, Patuxent Refuge or Rosaryville State Park.