First time century rider? Visit active.com’s tips for preparing for your first century. Continue on to learn how to navigate your chosen route.
2023 Routes are expected to be similar to the 2022 routes shown below. Please check back close to event day for final route information.
We encourage you to use a bike computer (Garmin or Wahoo) or your phone with the Free RideWithGPS app (iPhone and Android). You can download the routes with full turn by turn directions by clicking on the tab for your chosen route in map above, clicking the “download” link, and following those directions.
Additional help for uploading these files to your device, such as Garmin 205/305, 500, 510, 605/705 800, 810, 1000 on the Ride With GPS site or better yet, if you are unfamiliar with using electronic navigation, we did a webinar this spring that shows you step by step how to do this. Please see the webinar on YouTube:
Downloadable Navigation Files
If you want a direct download of the navigation files, for any device that imports .fit files, you can get the here:
Printable Cue Sheets
If you want a printed cue sheet, we encourage you to print it from the PDFs below or you can pick one up at Saturday packet pickup 12 – 2pm or Sunday morning. For details about location, parking, packet pickup, start times, rest stop times and more, please check Ride Day Details.
These are formatted “4-fold” for easy use during the ride.
The 65 and 100 routes visit many scenic parts of Anne Arundel County including the Severn River, U.S. Naval Academy, City of Annapolis, historic Statehouse, Chesapeake Bay, USNA Stadium and more! The 100 milers will enjoy rural south County and the Galesville Wharf Park rest stop right on the water. This is a unique opportunity for an organized ride to visit all parts of the County as most rides in the area focus only on the rural parts of south Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties. These routes are on urban and rural roads that are open to all vehicular traffic.
The 15 and 30 routes are entirely on paved trails away from vehicular traffic for those not comfortable on the open roads. Many new riders set these as goals for personal distance records! These flat paved trail rides are great for families and special needs riders.
100 Mile (Century)
The century route touches all parts of the County with a variety of terrain. Starting at Kinder Farm Park, it goes down the B&A Trail, over the Severn River, through the City of Annapolis past the U.S. Naval Academy and City Dock, south out of the city with a rest stop at beautiful Bay Ridge with views of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Bridge and Thomas Point Lighthouse. The route continues to south county and a waterfront rest stop at scenic Galesville. Continuing west through the popular rolling terrain riding routes in Davidsonville, up to a rest stop at Crofton Park. The route continues north through west county up to BWI with a rest stop at the scenic Dixon Aircraft Observation area. The route continues south on the B&A Trail returning to Kinder Farm Park.
The route encompasses many urban and rural two lane roads with rolling terrain and a few shorter, steeper hills so riders should be comfortable with riding on open roads and a variety of terrain. It has a total vertical gain of about 4000 feet.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27268460
Bird’s Eye View (Relive): https://www.relive.cc/view/1210984628
65 mile (Metric Century)
The 65 mile route follows the 100 mile route to downtown Annapolis and on to scenic Bay Ridge with its spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Bridge and Annapolis with the first rest stop at Bar Ridge Pool Club overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. After Bay Ridge, the route rejoins the Century route except for the more difficult rolling terrain in the south county loop and continues to the next rest stop at Crofton Park and finally to the Dixon Observation Area at BWI. After the rest stop, the route continues on the BWI Trail south of the airport, back on the B&A Trail returning to Kinder Farm Park.
About a quarter of the route is on the B&A Trail and there there is rolling terrain on open urban and rural roads with a total vertical gain of about 2300 feet.
The route can be lengthened by about 9 miles from the Dixon Observation Area by looping around the airport on the BWI Trail before returning south down the B&A Trail.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27268463
Bird’s eye view (Relive): https://www.relive.cc/view/1211315417
30 Mile (All Trail Long)
The 30 mile route provides a longer (its actually 32.6 miles) “all trail” fairly flat option which encompasses the B&A and BWI trails. It can be shortened or lengthened to achieve a desired distance by altering the turn around point on the B&A trail. This is the best route for more fit riders who are not yet comfortable riding on open roads. 30 mile riders will enjoy the Dixon Observation Park rest stop where they have the option of adding about 9 miles by completing the BWI Loop Trail, which includes a great overlook of the airport, before returning to Kinder Farm Park.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27268470
15 Mile (All Trail Short)
The 15 mile route is an “out and back” on the B&A Trail with a water stop at the turn around point in Arnold. This is the best route for novice riders that are not comfortable riding on open roads.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27268467
Children’s Bike Rodeo & Family Fun Ride
Click here for details and to reserve a spot for these FREE afternoon events!
The Family Fun Safari Ride is a ride of about 3 miles on the Kinder Farm Park paved Perimeter trail. At check-in, each child will receive a lanyard and a Safari “Passport” with a list of about 20 animal friends hidden along the course. Each hidden animal will have a stamp alongside it for participants to record in their passport. After finding as many animals as possible, return to the tent to receive a prize!
The course is best suited for children who are comfortable riding a 2-wheel bike accompanied by an adult rider. A water stop will be provided near the midpoint but participants are also encouraged to bring water bottles.
Family Fun Ride Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40940778