Adventure Cycling Association. (formerly Bicentennial) P.O. Box 8308, Missoula, MT 59807, 406- 721-1776. A non-profit service organization for recreational, touring, and mountain bicyclists. It has developed a nationwide touring network, and is a leader in advocacy and educational programs for bicyclists. Membership $ fee. www.adventurecycling.org
Best Bike Routes In Maryland. Ten waterproof, tear proof, regional maps in pockets, the whole spiral bound. $30 from Barton Dame, Inc., 1-800-394-3626 and through Maryland bike stores. Individual maps may be requested.
Bicycle Tours Of Frederick County, Nine on-road loop tours from 13 miles to 62 miles packed with maps in a plastic folder. $4 + tax at Visitor Center, or $5.70 ppd. Tourism Council of Frederick County, 19 E Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701, 301-228-2888 or 800-999-3613, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bicycle Routes in the Washington Area. Available in bookstores and drugstores, or from ADC, 5440 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312; $ fee.
Bicycling in Maryland, Bicycle Affairs Coordinator, Maryland State Highway Administration, 707 North Calvert St, P.O. Box 717, Baltimore, MD 21203, (410) 333-1663. Publications on bicycle laws, resources, and addresses. Free.
Bicycling Routes in Lower Montgomery County, Office of Transportation Planning, Montgomery County DOT, Rockville, MD 20852; $ fee.
Bikeway Map of Arlington and I-66/ Custis Bike Trail, Public Works Planning, 1400 North Courthouse Rd, Room 221, Arlington, VA 22201. Free map.
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, C & 0 Canal. National Historic Park, Box 4, Sharpsburg, MD 21782. 301-739-4200 (phone), CHOH_Superintendent@nps.gov
. Maps, information brochures, detour instructions, and a list of sales publications for the 184.5-mile route from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Cycleways Bicycling Series, Cycleways, Inc., P.O. Box 5328, Takoma Park, MD 20912, (301) 434-4450. Order list available upon request.
Getting Around Washington by Bicycle, Office of Documents, Room 406, District Building, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 727-5090. Make check payable to D.C. Treasurer $fee.
Greater Washington Area Bicycle Atlas, Order from WABA 1819 H Street, #640 Washington, DC 20006-3603, 827-9830, Or from AYH/PAC, 1017 K ST NW, Washington DC 20005, (202) 783-4944. Fourth edition, $11.95.
Metro-Bike-on-Bus All METRO buses have racks on the front for two bicycles. Racks can be used at any time and there is no charge. For information on how to use the rack see the web site at: http://www.wmata.com/metrobus/bikeonbus.cfm
Metro-Bike-on-Rail, Bicycles are permitted on Metrorail (limited to two bicycles per car) weekdays except 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bicycles are permitted all day Saturday and Sunday as well as most holidays (limited to four bicycles per car). Bicycles are not permitted on Metrorail on July 4th and other special events or holidays when large crowds use the system. For guidelines to taking your bike on Metro or information on the storage facilities, see the Metro Web site at http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/bikes.cfm
Montgomery County Bicycle Map A comprehensive set of maps detailing existing and proposed hiker/biker trails within Montgomery County. An electronic version of the map is available for download from
SPOKES, 5334 Sovreign P1., Frederick, MD 21701 Regional events. (301)846-0326. Free at bike shops.
Trail Guide: Washington & Old Dominion RR Regional Park, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, 5400 Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA 22039. Free.
View Trail 100 brochure and map for a scenic bicycling tour of over 100 miles of Worcester County's unspoiled countryside. For more information or a copy, Worcester County Tourism, 104 West Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863, 410-632-3110 or 800-852-0335. www.visitworcester.org/viewtrail.html
Washington County Bicycle Tours, Washington County Tourism, Courthouse Annex, Hagerstown, MD 21740, 301-791-3130. Free map.
Washington DC Street Map, DC Department of Public Works, Maps, Sixth Floor, 2000 14th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009. To receive latest edition, send 9" X 1 2" self-addressed envelope with postage for 5 ounces
Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club P.O. Box 81 Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081