Nicknamed “America in Miniature” due to the wide variety of terrain and climates found throughout the state, Maryland is a prime destination for Mid-Atlantic motorcycling. The diverse scenery, thousands of miles of shoreline, and great motorcycle roads make for a very fun time on two wheels no matter what kind of rider you are.
Although it is one of the smallest states in the US, a little bit of direction can go a long way when it comes to planning motorcycle rides in MD. The REVER App is free to use and makes riding a state’s best motorcycle roads as simple as browsing routes and selecting what looks best to you. Then just gas up and go! Create new routes, log your rides and share with friends all within the app. Want even more planning and tracking tools at your disposal? Upgrade your account to REVER Pro for features like turn-by-turn + voice navigation, 3D animated route exploration, weather radar + alerts, and much more. Learn about everything that REVER and REVER Pro can offer you when it comes to planning and logging your next two-wheeled adventure.
Maryland’s combination of small size and varying climate zones mean that you are bound to encounter a number of different weather conditions as you ride throughout the state. From late fall to early winter the temperatures are, generally speaking, prohibitive to comfortable motorcycle riding (unless you are well adapted to the cold and/or have some very effective winter riding gear). The warmer months provide excellent conditions for riding. A base layer and four-season riding jacket/pant or similar setup should serve you just fine from roughly April through October. During the height of the summer, some areas of the state can see temperatures in the mid 90’s, so take a look at the forecast ahead of time and use hot weather riding gear when appropriate. Hydration is paramount when spending extended periods of time in high temperatures. We recommend using a wearable hydration system to keep your thirst quenched and body properly hydrated. Rainfall averages about a steady 4 inches per month across the entire state, so bringing some wet weather gear on your ride isn’t a bad idea.
Maryland’s significance in early American history can be observed through its many historic sites. Perhaps one of the most notable of these sites is the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. During the War of 1812, this fort was the site of the battle scene that inspired Francis Scott Key’s poem that would later become the national anthem of the United States. While visiting you can take part in guided or self-guided tours and learn about the history and significance of this very historic site. Another one of Maryland’s top historical/cultural attractions is the Baltimore Museum of Art. Founded in 1914, the museum houses one of the most impressive collections of art in the western hemisphere. The Chesapeake Bay area is home to a number of natural and historical attractions. Here you can kayak along the many scenic water trails, take part in some fishing, or do a bit of historical sightseeing at points of interest such as the Cape Henry Lighthouse, the Yorktown Battlefield, the Colonial National Historic Park, and more. If you find yourself in the western area of the state and feel like going for a mellow hike, head for the Maryland High Point Trail and make the short trek to Hoye-Crest, the highest point in the state of Maryland.
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