Starting Point & Tour Time Line

 

 TOUR STARTING POINT

We will start our trip at the Calvert Street Parking Garage, located conveniently off of Rowe Boulevard, the main road into Annapolis from Route 50.  For GPS purposes, the street address is: 45 Calvert Street, but the entrance is off of St. John's Street.  The 300-car garage sits at the edge of the Historic District, at the intersection of Calvert Street and Bladen Street, adjacent to St. John's College, the nation's third oldest college, where free parking is offered on weekends (space permitting).


Each trip begins at the Calvert Street Garage.  Take the main Annapolis exit off Route 50 onto Rowe Boulevard (MD 70).  Cross the Weems Creek Bridge.  Go through the next two traffic lights (Farragut Avenue & Taylor Avenue) and then you will cross the College Creek Bridge.  A few hundred feet after the bridge, Rowe Boulevard forks.  Stay straight and the road name changes to Bladen Street.  Go to the first traffic light and turn left onto Calvert Street.  Go one block and turn left onto St. Johns Street.  The entrance into the parking garage is on your left.  The garage is free on weekends but it operates on a first come/first served basis.  It is highly unlikely the garage will be filled at ten on a Saturday or Sunday morning, but we can not guarantee parking.  If you have brought your own bike and helmet, please offload in the garage and then meet us on St. Johns Street in front of the garage.  If you are renting a bike, please meet us in the same location at the Calvert Street Garage

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Please be aware that the nearest bike shop to the historic district is Annapolis Velo but it is 2.2 miles away from the starting point.  The most direct way to get to the starting point will be to ride along the sidewalk on West Street.

Here is a road log from the bike shop to the starting point:

Exit left from the bike shop onto Chinquapin Round Road.

Go one block and turn right on George Avenue.

Go two blocks and turn left on Legion Avenue.

Go two blocks and turn right on Virginia Avenue.

Go two blocks and turn left on S Southwood Avenue.

Go two blocks and you will come to busy West Street.

Ride along the sidewalk of West Street to Calvert Street. (1 mile)

Turn left on Calvert Street and go three blocks, crossing Rowe Boulevard, and the Calvert Street Garage is on the left.

 

                                             ANNAPOLIS BY BIKE TIME LINE

1.     Meet at the Calvert Street Garage at 2:45 PM and Depart at 3:00 PM  SHARP!

                             (We will not wait for late riders!)

2.     Louis Goldstein Memorial and the Firemen's Memorial  - 3:05

3.     Calvert/Clay Street Street Murals- 3:10

4.     Stanton Center Mural - 3:20

5.     Chesapeake Ecology Center @ Adams Academy - 3:30

6.     Navy Stadium Raingardens & Eco-Landscaping & Trail - 3:45

7.     Poplar Trail & Right Tree/Right Place Pilot Project - 3:55

8.     Invasive Plants and the Police Station Green Roof - 4:00

9.     Amos Garrett Street-End Park & Living Shoreline  - 4:15

10.   Scenic Ride Through the City's Upscale Neighborhood - 4:30

11.   Market Place & the Kunta Kinte/Alex Haley/Compass Rose Memorials - 4:40

12.   City Dock & Susan Campbell Park - 4:45

13.   John Barry Memorial and the U.S. Naval Academy  - 4:50

14.   State House & the Thurgood Marshall/Taney Memorials - 5:00

15.   Return to the Nearby Calvert Street Parking Garage

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