Laurel Bicycle Center

Laurel's Neighborhood Bike Shop Since 1982.

 
 

14805 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, MD, 20707

Store Hours Monday-Friday 10-7, Saturday 9-6, Closed Sunday

Call us at:301-953-1223 Email us at:info@bicyclefun.com

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     Laurel Bicycle Center first opened its doors in 1982 and has been a part of the community ever since. We have been providing quality bicycles, parts and service for over 30 years.

 
   
 
 
 

Trail Guide


Always wear your helmet. Ride with a buddy. Carry I.D.. Tell a friend where you are going. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, send email to info@bicyclefun.com.

Lock Smart

Keep these factors in mind for bicycle security:

Find a solid object to lock to - A Good lock won't help if the thief can just take the entire locked bike. Lock your bike to an immovable post or rack from which the lock can't be lifted or wiggled off.

Use your lock properly - Make sure your lock secures both wheels (not just spokes) and the frame. Keep the lock as high as possible to deter tampering. Likewise, to make bolt-cutter use more difficult, locking cable should be as tightly fitting as possible.

Choose a secure location - Pick a spot that is out in the open, has lots of foot traffic and visibility so thieves feel they might be seen attempting to seal your bike. If your bike is valuable and it's often parked in the same place, be extra certain of your lock's strength and proper use.


The trail has about an 8-foot wide paved surface and is in good condition. The total length is 13 miles between Annapolis and Glen Burnie, MD. Once you reach the northern terminus, a short connector path will take you over to the recently completed BWI Trail.

The southern half of the trail cuts through some nice suburban neighborhoods. As you head farther north, the terrain becomes much more urban. The path goes right past Marley Station Mall before taking you into downtown Glen Burnie. At this point, the B&A right-of-way is taken over by Baltimore Light Rail. However, you can continue biking another 12 miles by using the new BWI Trail network


The Capital Crescent Trail is a shared-use trail from Georgetown to Silver Spring, MD suitable for walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers. The Trail is complete for approx. seven miles from Georgetown to Bethesda. This section features a 10-foot wide asphalt path.


Four mile out and back singletrack for mountain bike riding in Reston, Virginia. The trail can also be done as a ten-mile loop with a few miles along the W&OD trail.


Nice network of singletrack. Rooty, some small climbs, a creek crossing. Generally well maintained except for a few sections. Can easily ride for an hour or so without going over the same section of trail.


The trail is a five-mile singletrack loop for mountain bike riding in Fairfax, Virginia.


The Gwynns Falls Trail travels through an environmentally valuable urban greenway park in west and southwest Baltimore City along the Gwynns Falls stream valley, a historically and culturally significant area.


Six miles of doubletrack network for mountain bike riding in Towson Maryland.


The Mount Vernon Trail takes bicyclists from Roosevelt Island near Key Bridge to George Washington's home in Mount Vernon, Va. Terrain is level with three hills. Narrow in some places. 18.5 miles in length.


Level, smooth crushed stone surface in Maryland and a hard surface, suitable for all kinds of bicycles in Pennsylvania. Length is 29 miles. Trail begins at the parking lot on Ashland Road in Ashland, Md. The NCRR is a “Hiker/Biker/Horse” trail built on the bed of original ”North Central Railroad”. It runs through the valley of the Gunpowder Falls Watershed, portions of which are now State Park. The southern twenty miles are in Northern Baltimore County and run to the Pennsylvania line.


Off of Route 198 in Laurel. The entrance is 1.4 miles from the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Trails for; hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Must check in at the visitor station.


Rock Creek Trail is 25 miles from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to Lake Needwood Park in Montgomery County, Md. Level terrain with minor hills. 6-8 feet wide asphalt trail, some roadway. Trail begins at Rock Creek Trail at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue NW ramp and Rock Creek Parkway near Georgetown in Washington, D.C.


Laurel, Md. Mountain bike trail. Two mile singletrack network of trails. This trail is good for beginners looking to develop their technical skills while not focusing on their fitness levels with hard climbs and declines.


Germantown, Md. Seven miles of singletrack network for mountain bike riding. The trails consist of roots, short steep climbs and a few moderately steep down hills.


The WB&A Trail begins at the corner of Rt 450 and 704 (Annapolis Rd and MLK Hwy) near Lanham, MD. The Prince George's County section contains six completed miles, four miles of which avoid at-grade crossings thanks to four overpasses and two underpasses. Neighboring Anne Arundel County has completed about 3 miles between Odenton, MD and the Piney Orchard community.


The trail is exceptionally well marked, with posts indicating every 0.5 mile. The trail begins in the Shirlington section of Arlington, Virginia, at a nicely conceived information area that features a drinking fountain (summers only) and interpretive signs. In fact, you'll find interpretive signs scattered all along the route, each telling the story of the people and places along the rail line. This part of Shirlington itself is a nice starting or ending point—just a few blocks away is a nicely revitalized shopping and dining district, which includes a movie theater and Signature Theater for the live variety. In addition, if you want to head into D.C. from here, just cross Shirlington Road and pick up the Four Mile Run Trail.

On the W&OD Trail from Shirlington, the trail is quite urban for a few miles, but you soon leave trappings of the city behind to enter more leafy suburbs. From east to west, the trail does gain elevation albeit gradually. However, if you start in Purcellville and head to Shirlington, you won't have to peddle so hard. Bluemont Park (at 3.5 miles) is one of many picnic areas and parks within the trail's first 10 miles; it's a great rest stop and has both water and restrooms. You'll also find an old caboose here, one of many along the way, as well as a link to the Bluemont Junction Trail, constructed on a former spur line of the W&OD Railroad.

At 5.5 miles, the trail provides access to Washington's Metrorail system on the Orange and Silver Lines via the East Falls Church Station. As you continue to make your way beyond the Interstate 495 Beltway, use caution at all road crossings, especially during rush hour.

In Fairfax County the trail continues through the communities of Vienna (mile 12 and with an old caboose and train depot) and Reston (mile 18). Both towns offer plenty of off-trail shops and restaurants for a nice break or diversion. The suburban neighborhoods surrounding the trail become more wooded, too. Halfway between Vienna and Reston, a worthwhile side trip is the beautiful Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. The mile-long Meadowlark Connector Trail, which directly connects with the W&OD Trail, will take you there.

The town of Herndon (at mile 20.5) has a trailside train depot used as a visitor center and also another caboose. As the trail continues, it passes through Sterling (mile 23) and Ashburn (mile 27.5), where enterprising folks are known to set up trailside BBQ stands between spring and autumn. The historical town of Leesburg (mile 34) has a Colonial feel and is a popular spot for lunch and antiquing. The trail also passes through a nice park, and from here west begins to take on a more rural tone.

The final 10 miles from Leesburg to Purcellville travel through rolling hills of Virginia piedmont farmland. Horses graze, corn fields flourish and trail crowds thin out somewhat. The trail ends at the Purcellville Train Depot (mile 44.8), which features restaurants and a bike shop for your trail-riding needs.