Maryland Bicycling Links
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- Neighboring States:
- Clubs throughout the country listed by state
Club Links Links & information on bicycle clubs presented
by Pete & Ed Books offering an extensive collection of cycling books.
Clubs in the U.S.A. This site lists many bicycle clubs and other
interesting cycling links in the U.S.
has a comprehensive list of bicycle events, shops, and clubs throughout
the continental United States.
League-Affiliated Bicycle Clubs Contact information for clubs
affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists.
- Adventure Cycling
Association (ACA) The county's largest organization of recreational
cyclists, with 44,000 members. They support their members' use of bicycles
for exploration, discovery, and adventure.
American Trails National, nonprofit organization working on behalf
of ALL trail interests. American Trails' members want to create and
protect America's network of interconnected trails. Information on trails
in all states.
- Bike Maryland
A state-wide organization working to make bicycling a viable and safe mode
of transportation in Maryland. Its mission is to promote bicycling,
increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for bicyclists
- Bikes Belong Coalition
A membership organization founded by bicycle industry leaders with the mission
of "putting more people on bikes more often."
- Bicycle Coalition
of Greater Philadelphia Promoting the bicycle as an environmentally
friendly, healthy, and economical form of transportation and recreation
through advocacy and education.
- Bicycle Federation
of America A national, not-for-profit organization working with
people in communities to make America more bicycle friendly and walkable.
Their resource center provides updates, information and resources for bicycle
and pedestrian practitioners, related professionals, and citizen advocates.
Now known as the National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW).
Park Area Bicycle Coalition (CPABC) An organization devoted
to bicycle advocacy, education, and safety. Its goals are to educate
people about the joys of bicycling, to inform cyclists about matters of
bicycling safety, to raise issues at local, county, and state levels regarding
all facets of bicycling, to promote the construction of a network of trails
- both on and off road - and to encourage people to bicycle.
- East Coast Greenway
Walkers, cyclists, and other trail advocates have joined forces around an
audacious project, a 2,600 mile traffic-free path linking East Coast cities
from Maine to Florida.
- International Bicycle
Fund A non-governmental, nonprofit organization, promoting sustainable
transport and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized
urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible
travel and cycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational bicycle programs.
- League of American
Bicyclists (LAB) The national bicycle advocacy organization.
The League of American Bicyclists was founded in 1880 as the League of American
Wheelmen. It promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works
through advocacy and education for a more bicycle-friendly America. Membership
includes 35,000 individuals, 450 recreational clubs (including the Oxon
Hill Bicycle and Trail Club), and 50 state and local advocacy organizations.
Association of Mountain Bike Operators (MAMBO) An organization
of environmentally-concerned bicycle enthusiasts dedicated to preserving
and improving the quality of off-road trails in Maryland. Their mission
is to protect the current open access and to educate both mountain bikers
and the general public regarding proper trail etiquette.
County Bicycle Action Group (MCBAG) citizen’s bicycle
advisory group sponsored by the Montgomery County DPWT comprised of representatives
of the cycling community and citizens who meet monthly to discuss issues
of interest pertaining to cycling in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Alliance for Rock Creek (PARC) A broad alliance of
environmental, recreation, community, and park advocacy groups has developed
an alternative plan for Rock Creek Park that would reduce traffic, improve
trails, preserve native vegetation, and protect popular recreation facilities.
- Potomac Heritage
Partnership An organization that promotes the preservation
and protection of heritage resources for the Potomac River watershed.
- Project for Public Spaces
(PPS) PPS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining
public places that build communities. The web site has a terrific section
on transportation and livable communities, with a large collection of photographs,
including bicycle related photographs.
Conservancy A 13-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to
enriching America's communities and countryside by creating a nationwide
network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.
- Transportation Alternatives
A New York City-area citizens’ group working for better bicycling,
walking and public transit, and fewer cars. They want safer, calmer neighborhood
streets and car-free parks.
- Virginia Bicycling Federation
Help build a bicycle-friendly Virginia by joining a statewide alliance of
bicyclists working together to improve conditions on city streets, rural
roads and off-road trails.
- Washington Area Bicycle
Association (WABA) The area's largest bicycle advocacy
organization. WABA envisions bikeways going everywhere, bike lanes on every
road, bike access across every bridge, bike accommodations on all transit,
and bike parking at every destination. WABA envisions cyclists choosing
to go everywhere they possibly can by bike not only because it's the
healthiest and most environmentally-friendly means of transportation but
also because it's the safest and most convenient option. WABA envisions
cyclists never getting harassed by motorists who refuse to acknowledge our
right to the road.
- Woodrow Wilson
Bridge Project Web site for current and reliable information on
the Wilson Bridge Project. The new Bridge will have a 12 foot wide pedestrian
and bicycle lane with appropriate safety barriers, which will connect to
the existing/proposed trail systems in Maryland, Virginia, and the District
of Columbia. A deck over the Beltway on Rosalie Island in Prince George's
County will provide a connection to the proposed Potomac Heritage Trail.
Charles County Tourism Charles County offers some of the most scenic
bike routes in Maryland. An excellent map and descriptions of Southern
Maryland Bicycle Routes can be downloaded or ordered from this site.
Bicycle Council A governor appointed council with mission is to "promote
and enhance bicycling in Delaware." Established in 1990 by Delaware
House Bill 505 to "consider, review and work on matters pertaining
to bicycling, bicycle safety and bicycle safety education and to make recommendations
to various state agencies." The Web site has much good info on cycling
in Delaware and safety, education, and advocacy.
District Department of Transportation Bicycle Program DC bike maps and
other useful DC bicycling info.
- Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
(MBPAC) A citizen/state committee formed by legislation and appointed
by the governor to address issues and concerns for Maryland cyclists. (
State Archives web page for MBPAC)
Greenways Maryland's Greenways program works with public and private
sector partners to preserve a network of natural corridors that connect
areas of open space. Information on trails in Maryland, "Maryland Atlas
of Greenways, Water Trails, and Green Infrastructure," and "Trail
- Maryland Electronic
Capital A collection of Web pages providing information and services
from government and community resources within the State of Maryland.
Here you can find links to many Maryland government, business, education
and recreation Web sites in Maryland.
- Maryland-National Capital
Park and Planning Commission A bi-county agency, empowered by the State
of Maryland to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system
of parks in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland, adjacent
to the District of Columbia.
Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) Info on the Maryland
Transportation Plan, MDOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, pamphlets
and brochures published by the SHA on bicycle travel and safety, order forms
for bicycle maps, and Maryland bicycle trails.
- US Department
of Transportation Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Promotes bicycle
and pedestrian transportation accessibility, use, and safety. Here you will
find many useful resources for state and local government program managers
Metropolitan Council of Governments Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee
Is developing a new bike/ped plan for the region.
- Area Cycling:
Useful information about bicycling in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
- Washington DC's Guide to Recreational Bicycling Gaithersburg
cyclist James Menzies' web site with suggested area rides, including
maps, cue sheets, and terrain profiles. The routes are in and
around metro DC and attempt to avoid heavy traffic areas by making
use of various recreational paths, rail trails, and back streets.
Although his site is aimed at All Terrain Bicycles, his rides and other
info are good for hybrid and road bikes. The site also has a comprehensive
Bowie Area Hiker/Biker Coalition A Web site with cue sheets for
rides around Bowie and Greenbelt.
Cycling in Maryland The Maryland Department of Natural Resources
has put together a listing, by region, of areas in the State that have trails
- Kent County
Cycling Kent County Office of Tourism Web site has cue sheets
and maps for rides on the Maryland Eastern Shore in the Chestertown area.
Routes vary from short 11 mile warm-ups to challenging 80+ mile routes.
Maryland Mountain Bike Links Providing Baltimore area mountain
bikers with links and resources to the best trails, shops, and attractions.
Southern Maryland The Charles County Office of Tourism has an excellent
map and descriptions of Southern Maryland Bicycle Routes.
Self Tour France's Loire Valley by Don LaVange Useful info
for planning a self guided tour through a favorite cycling region.
- Caryl And
Brian's World Wide Bicycle Adventure On-line report
from a couple cycling around the world. Their tour started in August
1995 and has already covered over twenty thousand miles. Every two to three
weeks they write a newsletter, which is published on their web site.
- Chuck Anderson's
Home Page Read Chuck's bicycle travel stories and book
recommendations and see his scenes from the road.
Jan Boonstra's cycling pages Comprehensive Web site with many pages
on Jan's cycling touring in 32 countries. Also many links to other good
Web sites on touring.
- Ken Kifer's
Bike Pages Information about bicycling, especially bicycle touring.
It includes stories and pictures from Ken's bike trips, advice on making
similar trips, practical, political, and environmental information about
cycling, and humor. Excellent articles Ken has written on cycling and touring
humor, cycling health and fitness, cycling safety, and cycling advocacy.
- Impressions from
Bicycle Travels Visual stories from America and Asia with photographs
illustrating why traveling by bicycle is so special. Paul and Grace use
their "camera lenses to visualize the feeling of traveling by bicycle:
unexpected adventures, contact with other cultures and cycling through monumental
- Mike Vermeulen's
Home Page Trip reports of tours Across the USA, the Netherlands, the
Rockies in Colorado the Atlantic Coast, the Dempster Highway, Bicycle
Ride Across Tennessee ( BRAT), Hawaii, Across Canada, and the
A starting point for information about traveling by bicycle. Click on a
world map for direct access to touring info for any country.
with Bicycles (Air/Rail/Other) How to take a bicycle on plane/train/etc.
How to ride in/out of airports worldwide.
Bike Pages A collection of pieces of information about bicycle touring
and off-road (mountain) biking in Europe and the Mediterranean. The main
topics are trail descriptions and tour reports, but they also carry other
general information, such as cycling literature and announcements of events
relevant to recreational cycling.
Cycling Adventures Interested in riding across the US or down the Pacific
Coast? This site has journals, gear lists, photos, tips, stats, links, etc.
- Cycling Web Sites:
- A1 Trails Guide
- online guide to bicycling, mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing.
About.com - Bicycling Guide A starting place for exploring Bicycling,
with an About.com Guide. The site has bicycling links, articles, live chat,
and bulletin board.
- Bicycle Web
Pages of links to Bicycle and Frame Companies, Mountain Bikes,
Suspension Bicycles, Folding Bicycles, Specialty Bicycles, Bicycle Parts,
Accessories, Bicycle Traders, Bicycle Shops, Racing & Tours, Cycling
Organizations & Clubs, Cycling Magazines, Sites Outside the US, WWW
Searching, Discussions & Newsgroups
- Bicycling Life
A Web site promotion of cycling as a "normal" means of transportation
for every day travel needs as well as recreation and healthy exercise.
The purpose of Bicycling Life is to promote bicycling by demonstrating that
legal cycling on streets, roads, and highways is safe, clean, healthy, enjoyable,
economical, and beneficial to society, and to provide bike riders with the
information and encouragement they need to become vehicular cyclists.
brings cycling tours and biking trips from all over the world onto one website,
making locating the perfect tour easy.
- Cyber Cyclery
Internet Bicycling Hub with links and info for web sites, e-mail lists,
forums, directories, happenings, shopping, screen savers, and cyber-mart.
- Cyberider Cycling
WWW Site Information about all aspects of bicycles and bicycling,
including advocacy, touring routes (in the mid-Atlantic US region), equipment,
food, news, places, events, links to other cycling web sites.
Cycling Related Pages On WWW Pages of links to Bicycle Clubs, Businesses,
Cool Bike Sites, Print Media, Pro Cyclists, Race Results, Racing Teams,
Regional Info, Tandem Lovers
Outdoors Recreation Biking Page A site for adventure cyclists.
to Other Bike Pages from the Bicycling Community Page.
Bicycle Tour Directors Association has a calendar listing multi-day
rides that are presented by members of the Association. The
NBTDA is a group bicycle ride coordinators and directors of tours that are
three days or more, dedicated to promoting safe and effective cycling.
- Pedaling.com has
hundreds of self guided bike routes with maps, cue sheets and descriptions.
Biking Links The emphasis of this collection is cycle touring - tours,
transams, travelogues, companies, magazines, maintenance and repair, manufacturers,
- VeloNews, the Journal
of Competitive Cycling If it's a race on two wheels, they
are likely cover it, and can help you train for it.
- Local Bicycling Resources:
- Adventure Cycling Association. (formerly Bicentennial) P.O. Box
8308, Missoula, MT 59807, 406- 721-1776. A non-profit service organization
for recreational, touring, and mountain bicyclists. It has developed a nationwide
touring network, and is a leader in advocacy and educational programs for
bicyclists. Membership $ fee.
- Arlington County Bike Trail. Arlington County Department of Public
Works, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 717, Arlington, VA 22201, 703-228-3681,
- Best Bike Routes In Maryland. Ten waterproof, tear proof, regional
maps in pockets, the whole spiral bound. $30 from Barton Dame, Inc., 1-800-394-3626
and through Maryland bike stores. Individual maps may be requested.
- Bicycle Tours Of Frederick County, Nine on-road loop tours from
13 miles to 62 miles packed with maps in a plastic folder. $4 + tax
at Visitor Center, or $5.70 ppd. Tourism Council of Frederick County, 19
E Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701, 301-228-2888 or 800-999-3613,
- Bicycle Routes in the Washington Area. Available in bookstores
and drugstores, or from ADC, 5440 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312;
- Bicycling in Maryland, Bicycle Affairs Coordinator, Maryland
State Highway Administration, 707 North Calvert St, P.O. Box 717, Baltimore,
MD 21203, (410) 333-1663. Publications on bicycle laws, resources, and addresses.
- Bicycling Routes in Lower Montgomery County, Office of Transportation
Planning, Montgomery County DOT, Rockville, MD 20852; $ fee.
- Bikeway Map of Arlington and I-66/ Custis Bike Trail, Public Works Planning,
1400 North Courthouse Rd, Room 221, Arlington, VA 22201. Free map.
- Capital Crescent Trail,
P.O. Box 30703, Bethesda, MD 20824, Telephone Hotline - (202) 234-4874.
- Carroll County Bicycling Brochure, Carroll County Visitor Center,
210 East Main St, Westminster, MD 21157, (800) 272-1933 or (410) 848-1 388.
- CenterLines - the bi-weekly electronic news bulletin of the National
Center for Bicycling & Walking.
- Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, C & 0 Canal. National Historic
Park, Box 4, Sharpsburg, MD 21782. 301-739-4200 (phone),
. Maps, information brochures, detour instructions, and a list of sales
publications for the 184.5-mile route from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown,
- Cycleways Bicycling Series, Cycleways, Inc., P.O. Box 5328, Takoma
Park, MD 20912, (301) 434-4450. Order list available upon request.
- Getting Around Washington by Bicycle, Office of Documents, Room
406, District Building, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20004,
(202) 727-5090. Make check payable to D.C. Treasurer $fee.
- Greater Washington Area Bicycle Atlas, Order from WABA 1819 H
Street, #640 Washington, DC 20006-3603, 827-9830, Or from AYH/PAC, 1017
K ST NW, Washington DC 20005, (202) 783-4944. Fourth edition, $11.95.
- Maryland County Maps, State Highway Administration, SHA Store, 211 East
Madison Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 , 410-545-8747,
- Metro-Bike-on-Bus All METRO buses have racks on the front
for two bicycles. Racks can be used at any time and there is no charge.
For information on how to use the rack see the web site at:
- Metro-Bike-on-Rail, Bicycles are permitted on Metrorail (limited
to two bicycles per car) weekdays except 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. Bicycles are permitted all day Saturday and Sunday as well as most
holidays (limited to four bicycles per car). Bicycles are not permitted
on Metrorail on July 4th and other special events or holidays when large
crowds use the system. For guidelines to taking your bike on Metro or information
on the storage facilities, see the Metro Web site at
- Montgomery County Bicycle Map A comprehensive set of maps
detailing existing and proposed hiker/biker trails within Montgomery County.
An electronic version of the map is available for download from
To request a copy of the Montgomery County Bicycle Map, send your mailing
address to the Bikeway Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call (240) 777-7244
- Mount Vernon Trail, Superintendent, George Washington
Memorial Parkway, Turkey Run Park, McLean, VA 22101. Free map.
- Southern Maryland Bicycle Map, Charles County Office of Tourism,
PO BOX 2150, La Plata, MD 20646, (800) SO.MD.FUN or 301-645-0558,
- SPOKES, 5334 Sovreign P1., Frederick, MD 21701 Regional events.
(301)846-0326. Free at bike shops.
- Trail Guide: Washington & Old Dominion RR Regional Park, Northern
Virginia Regional Park Authority, 5400 Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA 22039. Free.
- View Trail 100 brochure and map for a scenic bicycling tour of
over 100 miles of Worcester County's unspoiled countryside. For more
information or a copy, Worcester County Tourism, 104 West Market Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863, 410-632-3110 or 800-852-0335.
- Washington County Bicycle Tours, Washington County Tourism, Courthouse
Annex, Hagerstown, MD 21740, 301-791-3130. Free map.
- Washington DC Street Map, DC Department of Public Works, Maps, Sixth
Floor, 2000 14th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009. To receive latest edition,
send 9" X 1 2" self-addressed envelope with postage for 5 ounces
Hope you find these links and resources useful.
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