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Cycle Maryland

A Guide to Bike Paths and Rail Trails

Bryan MacKay

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Explore the natural beauty of Maryland by bike.

As off-road, family-friendly bike paths have increased in popularity, cycling has become a safe and healthy way to exercise out-of-doors and enjoy the beauty of nature. In Maryland, cyclists are fortunate to have access to a range of paved and unpaved recreational trails throughout some of the state’s most scenic landscapes. Cycle Maryland is your guide to the best of these trails.

A lifelong Maryland resident and avid cyclist, Bryan MacKay has biked all twenty-three rides in this guide—some of them dozens of times. From abandoned railroad rights...

Explore the natural beauty of Maryland by bike.

As off-road, family-friendly bike paths have increased in popularity, cycling has become a safe and healthy way to exercise out-of-doors and enjoy the beauty of nature. In Maryland, cyclists are fortunate to have access to a range of paved and unpaved recreational trails throughout some of the state’s most scenic landscapes. Cycle Maryland is your guide to the best of these trails.

A lifelong Maryland resident and avid cyclist, Bryan MacKay has biked all twenty-three rides in this guide—some of them dozens of times. From abandoned railroad rights-of-way, like the Great Allegheny Passage, to dedicated paved paths through urban areas, like the Capital Crescent Trail and Jones Falls Trail, the rides listed here offer excellent opportunities to observe the wonders of nature. An experienced naturalist, MacKay describes the flora and fauna you might encounter along the way.

With maps, trail descriptions, short nature essays, and beautiful photographs, this illuminating guide is loaded with helpful information—and is slim enough to carry along in your pack or pannier while you ride.

Cycle Maryland is a companion guide to Hike Maryland and Paddle Maryland.

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Available
Trim Size
5.5
x
8.5
Pages
224
ISBN
9781421425009
Illustration Description
17 color photos, 22 maps
Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Cycling Trails in Maryland
1. Assateague Island Bike Trail
2. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
3. Cross Island Trail
4. Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Trail
5. Three Notch Trail
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Preface
Acknowledgements
Cycling Trails in Maryland
1. Assateague Island Bike Trail
2. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
3. Cross Island Trail
4. Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Trail
5. Three Notch Trail
6. Indian Head Trail
7. Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
8. Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
9. Patuxent Research Refuge
10. Baltimore/Washington International Airport trail
11. Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
12. Anacostia tributary Trail System
13. Rock Creek Trail and Beach Drive
14. The National Arboretum
15. Capital Crescent Trail
16. Gwynns Falls Trail
17. Jones Falls Trail
18. Patapsco Valley State Park
19. Northern Central Rail Trail
20. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath
21. Antietam National Battlefield
22. Western Maryland Rail Trail
23. Great Allegheny Passage
Index

Author Bio
Bryan MacKay
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Bryan MacKay

Bryan MacKay is a senior lecturer emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland: A Family Guide and Baltimore Trails: A Guide for Hikers and Mountain Bikers, both published by Johns Hopkins.