Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition is excited to partner with Bike and Brunch Tours to host a bike ride along the southern segments of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network! This effort is being led by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy/Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition to complete a 35-mile trail loop around the city by developing 10-miles of trails between Baltimore's existing trail infrastructure. Former rail lines, industrial coastlines and reconfigured roadways will be transformed from barriers in the built environment to community-based assets centered on trails.
This tour focuses on a mostly flat 11 mile stretch that includes the Western and Southern loops of the trail, and passes through the South Baltimore neighborhoods of Sharp-Leadenhall, Pigtown, Carroll Park, Westport, and then through Middle Branch Park with a view of the Patapsco and where the Hanover Street Bridge spans Cherry Hill to Port Covington. The natural waterfront areas along the Middle Branch—ecologically rich and home to some of the best waterfowl seeing—go largely unnoticed, hidden behind vestiges of industry and underneath highway interchanges.