Southern Maryland Tarmac Tracks
This file contains 5 tracks in three files. All roads are paved. Twisty county roads with blind curves. Tracks average +/-100 miles each. Gas stations limited.
The names of the tracks as follows:
Moy's Mallows Bay Shown in GREEN on map
--Mallow's Bay is North America's largest ship graveyard. Contains over 300 sunken wooden hulled ships. Aerial view you can see them.
Free Admission (Dusk to Dawn)
--Thomas Stone House (Signer of Declaration of Independence) National Historic site
Free admission an tours of restored house and grounds
Open Wed-Sun 9-5
--One room school house
--St. Ignatius (founded in 1641) is one of the oldest Catholic Parishes in continuous service in the United States.
We have a food predilection. Ends a Capt Johns Seafood restaurant.
GPX File for Moys Mallow Bay Here
Amish 100 Shown in RED on map
--Steny Hoyer's (US Representative for Maryland) home
--Ends a country store with some fab fried chicken.
Croom Country Shown in PINK on map
--Ends at Stoney's seafood restaurant
GPX download here:
The next file is called the Trail of an Assassin. It is nice track which re-creates John Wilkes Booth escape from Washington after he shot President Lincoln. Lakota generously provided his ride report for this one! While you will see the marker flags at each stop, I've forced the route via some nice SoMD connector roads.
Trail of An Assassin GPX file here
The third file is call Small Garages. About 100 miles (+/- 3.5 hours) of peninsula riding through on Southern Maryland's Calvert and Anne Arundel counties. Lovely scenery, nice twisty roads. RR here
Small Garages track map:
Download Small Garages GPX
Too cool! I grew up in Oxon Hill and never had a clue that this was down there. But then I was clueless about lots of stuff as a teenager....
LexLeroy--Don't feel too bad. Obviously ships have been there a very long time, however, it was only in the last 2 years parks and recs made it accessible via land.
Nice ride if you ever find yourself back in Maryland!
Post #1 Updated!
I've added another new track...The Trail of An Assassin!
I'd thought all along that it was a figment of John Barth's imagination in his book The Sotweed Factor.
Added another route to post #1 (Small Garages)
New Route-St Marys Round Abouts
Duration: 120 miles
Surface: All tarmac
Difficulty (1 easy to 5 hard): 2 Backroads, poorly marked, twisty, lacking modern design
Reason to ride: Low traffic and scenic country
Download GPX from GoogleDrive here
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