Please see Fair Weather Note below.
The BWI Trail is a great ride. The 12.5 mile loop encircles the BWI airport and connects hikers, bicyclists, walkers, and joggers to community resources, public transportation, and area attractions. Almost all of the trail is asphalt surfaced, however, wooden boardwalks were used in environmentally sensitive areas to protect natural features. The trail has been built and maintained through a public/private cooperative effort that includes the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, the Maryland Aviation Administration, the State Highway Administration, the BWI Airport Neighbors Committee, DNR, and the Mass Transit Administration.
Our ride will begin at the Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. aircraft observation area where there is a tot-lot, bike racks, and rest rooms. From the observation area, the trail crosses over airport property at the intersection of Rt. 176 and WB&A Road. The trail continues up the west side of Rt. 170 and completes the loop around the airport to the west and north. Connections to the BWI MARC / Amtrak rail station, the Maryland Department of Transportation headquarters, and other spur trails to the north can be made from this area.
Once we complete the BWI Trail Loop, you can decide to join us for another 26 miles down and back on the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail.
BWI Trail info: See this link for more info: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/greenways/bwi_trail.html Parking Tom Dixon Aircraft Observation Area: From I-97, take Exit 15B to merge onto Dorsey Road west which is Route 176, and go approximately 1.7 miles. The observation parking area will be on your left. If you reach the WB&A Road, you have gone too far.
Baltimore & Annapolis Trail info: 13 Mile rail trail - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_%26_Annapolis_Trail
Fair Weather Note: We are planning this ride for fair weather. If the weather projection changes to thunderstorms (as it has been recently), then we will pass on this ride.