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Fort Frederick State Park Hosts Western Maryland Rail Trail Bike Tour

Guided Ride May 4

Photo of biker on bike trailAll are invited to a free guided bike tour along the Western Maryland Rail Trail beginning at 10 a.m. on May 4. The 26-mile round trip will begin at the C&O Bicycle Shop, located at 9 South Pennsylvania Ave. in Hancock. The C&O Bicycle Shop has bikes to rent for any visitors without a bike who would like to participate.

Fort Frederick State Park seasonal rangers Grace Murdoch and Kaitlyn Mitchell will lead the group at a leisurely pace, highlighting the historical ruins marked by interpretive signs along with the spectacular wildflower-laced trail.

The Western Maryland Rail Trail, managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is situated along what was once the CSX Western Maryland Railroad Line. The Potomac River Valley is rich in history, providing transportation for early Americans along the National Road and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

The event will be held rain or shine and is open to all ages. Information is available by calling 301-842-2155.