Maryland Motorcycle Roads and Trips

Motorcycle riders can divide the state of Maryland (MD) into five regions: the eastern shores of the Chesapeake, the capital region, central Maryland, southern Maryland, and western Maryland. The eastern shores area is mostly flat and home to many farms but also offers riders access to beaches, seafood, water and serenity. The capital region is host to our nation's capital and offers motorcyclists near endless cultural & historical amenities. Central Maryland is more hilly with access again to Chesapeake bay but also featuring key urban centers - Baltimore and Annapolis. Southern Maryland features some pristine nature preserves and historical sites. Lastly, Western Maryland is home to the state's highest mountain and some of it's most beautiful scenery showcasing numerous lakes and the Appalachian mountains.




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June 1, 2015
There are 2-3 farms on this route. This is a getaway from the baltimore traffic on a nice Friday morning. The route...
There are no twisties. A few curves along the way but they are gentle. The roads are well maintained. This route is...
This is an alternate route from frederick to baltimore city but I am just going to include the description of the route...
March 29, 2015
This route covers the western portion of Charles County that remains very rural. Great back roads and views of the Potomac River....
Great curves but since the area is very rural many roads are paved but surfaces can be rough and/or contain gravel.
Take 301N to Chapel Point Road Bel Alton, MD- turn left ont on Chapel Point Road, Head northwest on Chapel Point Rd...
February 12, 2015
This parallels the Susquehanna River and goes through the state park. It is very scenic and nice places to stop in historic...
Most of the road is good except for the part through the state park is hard packed gravel with lots of pot...
Start in Port Deposit after getting a bite at one of the nice little bars and restaurants or at the Union Hotel....
January 18, 2015
Wonderful scenery consisting of farm land, back twisties with lots of trees.Two parks are on this route. Point lookout State park ($4.00...
Road condition is excellent for this whole route, maybe a little bumpy towards Point Lookout State Park. The route has some straight...
Route starts at the intersection of 2/4 South and 235 (three notch rd) in California Md ... refer to online map for...
January 10, 2015
From this road you will snake along the river bank. There are great views of the river that is filled with beautiful...
Lots of sweeping curves and a few 90 degree turns pavement is good and pretty much flat.
Savage river road runs along The Savage river in Maryland. It's in the savage river state forest Swanton MD 21561
July 17, 2012
Scenery along this route is typical Susquehanna Valley, rolling hills, farm land, with some small town charm. There are numerous areas to...
The route has a good mixture of curves and elevation changes and wide open straights. Some areas are bright and sunny while...
This ride features rolling hills, farm land, and wooded areas with elevation changes indicative of the Susquehanna River Valley. The roads are...
April 29, 2012
Twisty roads through Elk Neck Woods and a few hills that break out of the trees and you can see the bay....
A bit choppy in some places, but nothing to be concerned with unless you are trying to drag a knee.
From Elkton, MD: go south on landing lane, turn right at the stop sign on old field point road. In about a...
November 19, 2011
Along the various routes stemming from Baltimore, traffic will be busy, normal for this area. But I-70 has little traffic, generally wide...
Very little potholes on any of these roads, lots of hills, sweeping curves, and long straight stretches with little traffic!
Starting anywhere along Interstate 695 near Baltimore, merge onto the nearest exit for I-70 West, after near 40 miles, take the exit...
November 2, 2011
As you're climbing up through the hills and coming back down, you are surrounded by trees (GREAT in the fall colors!!!) you...
The biggest challenges I've had on this road was when I got caught in a rainstorm going over the mountains. in some...
If you ever ride out to DCL and get stuck in that traffic up on 70 or 68, and you have a...
May 19, 2011
This route has a little bit of everything... Starting in Sterling, VA, a suburb of Washington DC, it takes you west to...
Roads are in good shape. Nice cruising conditions. Route 9 out of Charles Town runs up the mountains with some curves but...
Starting at the Sterling Park Shopping Center, head south on Sterling Blvd. Cross over Rt. 28 and turn left on Pacific Blvd....
April 1, 2009
Very beautiful scenery with many stretches in nice cool woodlands. You can also find several covered bridges just off the main route....
There are twists, turns and good straight-aways on this route. The roads are all asphalt which are fairly well maintained.
From Libertytown, MD take route 550 north west up to Sabillasville, MD. Continue on 550 as it turns a corner and starts...
January 1, 2009
This motorcycle ride meanders around and through Maryland's scenic eastern shore and through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Area. The Blackwater...
Not many turns/hills on this one just a lot of flat straight roads which allow you to blow the gunk out without...
Start out in Church Creek, MD and head south out of town on route 335. Take a left on to Key Wallace...
August 1, 2007
You are heading to the Antietam National Battlefield, where it is easy to imagine one of the bloodiest Civil War battles...
The road starts from Leesburg, VA and heads away from the city dwelling deeper and deeper into the back country roads of...
There are many different ways to get from Leesburg to the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. The best way to understand my...
October 1, 2005
Beautiful scenery, in the fall the colors are magnificent. Take your camera, wildlife abounds in Prettyboy Reservoir.
Great curves on these roads.
On the north west corner of Baltimore, off of I-695 (exit 23) you'll find State Route 25 or what's also known as...
June 1, 2001
This route specializes in scenery, history and some great motorcycle roads. You will be traveling along the nation's first attempt at a...
This route has some really great motorcycle roads. They have a good amount of twists, turns and climbs and it typically they...
There are many different roads you can take and still hit all the nice stops and get some great bike roads in....
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in Maryland

2015-09-12 : 2015-09-12

Zach's 3rd Annual 2's for Diabetes

This is a ride to help raise money for Type 1 diabetes research.

2015-08-29 : 2015-08-29

Charm City Mods vs Rockers

Join us for the 6th Annual Charm City Mods vs Rockers. The rally recreates the nostalgia of the Mods and Rockers subculture of Britain in the 50s and 60s. The event brings out the areas most diverse group of vintage and retro motorcycles and scooters. This years event will feature: Live Music 1950s Dress Pinup Contest by Atomic Cheesecake Studios Motorcycle/Scooter Show with Trophies Custom Motorcycle and Scooter Builder Displays Maryland MVA Motorcycle Simulator Vendors East Baltimore Fun Run Food and Beer This years sponsors are: Atomic Cheesecake Studios Rider Insurance Deer Park Cycle RipIt Energy Fuel Dime City Cycles Maryland Biker Magazine

2015-07-26

The 14th Annual Chrome City Ride for Benedictine

This motorcycle event will be hosted by Benedictine Foundation and Chrome City Ride Committee Volunteers on Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM and it will be held in Ridgely, MD. Join us as we celebrate our 14th annual Chrome City Ride for Benedictine that will benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities. Motorcycles and classic/custom cars gather at various registration locations to ride in escorted convoys to the Benedictine School on the Eastern Shore. Cost: $25.00 which includes T-shirt, catered lunch, entertainment, prizes and more. Registration locations / time: ***Old Glory Harley-Davidson, 11800 Laurel Bowie Road, Laurel MD / 8:15 – 9:00 AM ***Outback Steakhouse, Forest Drive, Annapolis MD / 9 - 10 am ***Rommel Harley-Davidson Delmarva, 22586 Sussex Highway, Seaford DE / 9:30 - 10:30 AM ***The Greene Turtle, 2318 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury MD / 9:00 - 10:00 AM ***Paul T. Ewing Inc, Westbound Rt. 50 (near airport), Easton MD / 9:30 - 10:30 AM ***The Benedictine School, Ridgely MD / 9:30 am - 2:00 PM (campus event concludes at 2:00 PM) Please visit our event flyer for more details: http://www.benschool.org/2015_ChromeCityRideXIV/2015ChromeCityRideXIVPage1.htm ~3

2015-07-26

“The Not Such A Virgin Poker Run!”

The American Legion Riders Post 18 Chapter will be hosting this motorcycle event on Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Centerville, MD. Join us in celebrating our 2nd annual poker run! Cost: $20.00/rider - $30.00/couple Extra card: $5.00 Best and Worse hands will be announced as winners! We'll a ride around 'God's Country' on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Our first stop will be visiting our friends at the Rock Hall, Maryland American Legion Post 228. Join the fun and join the ride. All proceeds from this event will fund local American Legion Rider charities. Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Legion-Riders-Post-18/701115336598136 ~3

2015-07-18

Thunder Roads Magazine® MD-DE-DC ROLLING BIKE SHOW 2015 – Sponsored by RIDER Insurance®

This motorcycle event will be hosted by Thunder Roads MD-DE-DC on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and it will be held at Apehangers Bar and Grill in Bel Alton, MD. We are back by popular demand and we invite you to come and join us! The magazine that RIDES, is once again bringing the Rolling Bike Show back to your area. Come on out and join us for a great day of entertainment and food. There will be (5) Five Rolling Bike Shows this year that will consist of (5) five classes: ***TOURING ***CRUISER ***CUSTOM ***SPORT ***VINTAGE. Registration fee: $10.00/entry Proceeds donated to the hosting locations choice. Each class winner will receive cash prize, we will also have a Best in Show Winner that will receive a Readers Ride Article in the follow up magazine and be entered into the finals which will be held at OC Fall Bike Week 2015. Each winner of the Best In show will be presented via in person or by custom made poster by Thunder Roads Magazine® MD-DE-DC if they are unable to attend. More details can be found on our website: http://www.bigcityrhino.com/ Or you may visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/trmdel ~3

     

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