It’s time for BikeAround. Hop on your bike and enjoy the trails and pathways of Downtown Columbia and Oakland Mills. Start at Color Burst Park in Downtown Columbia, roll around Lake Kittamaqundi and over to Oakland Mills and Blandair Park, then circle back and join the multi-use parkway to wend back to Color Burst.

Join us as we launch our Third Annual BikeAround Downtown Columbia weekend with a Block Party on Saturday, May 28th at Color Burst Park from 9-12. You can ride the course to or from the Block Party, but it will be open and marked from Saturday the 28th at 9:00 AM until Sunday the 29th at 6:00 PM.

The Downtown Columbia Partnership, the Howard County Office of Transportation, Columbia Association, and more will be on hand to help you make cycling a bigger part of your transportation, fitness, and recreation routine.

Click here to register for BikeAround.

BikeAround FAQs:

We’re thrilled to have you biking around Downtown Columbia and the surrounding areas. As you ride, please think about how you can make biking a bigger part of your lifestyle – especially for reducing car use.

Getting there: The map below shows parking locations. If using GPS, Google, or Apple maps, enter the address 6100 Merriweather Drive. There are two surface parking lots (located on either side of the Juniper apartment building). Please park there and then begin the course.

The Howard County Office of Transportation has also provided biking directions to Color Burst Park from all Columbia villages as well as other popular locations. Please note that some of these routes include portions on the roadway.

Timing: There is no group start time for BikeAround. The official timing for the event is 9:00 AM on Saturday the 28th to 6:00 PM on Sunday the 29th. Please start as early or late as you like. And feel free to ride the course more than once.

The Course: The course, about six and a half miles, starts and ends in Color Burst Park. Thanks to the Columbia Association’s Open Space team, the path will be marked so you should not need to refer to the turn-by-turn directions.



Registration: Registration and waiver completion are required for participation. The first 350 registrants are guaranteed a BikeAround 2022 shirt and other great treats.

Register and let us know you are riding.

Parking for BikeAround

The two red circles with white Xs mark outdoor parking pads. In addition, there is the large parking garage adjacent to the X on the right.

Bike to BikeAround? Here are directions from the various Village Centers.

From Dorsey Search Village Center to BikeAround Event by bike, 3.9 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/39.2422259,-76.8407749/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.220019,-76.8886287,13.27z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8568185!2d39.2087816!3s0x89b7dfbc76a6d8fb:0x8969e8bdf0d2f6d5!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Oakland Mills Village Center to BikeAround Event by bike, 1.5 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/39.2102624,-76.8466827/39.2059622,-76.8627085/@39.2078678,-76.8602247,1149m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m9!4m8!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8568754!2d39.2087172!3s0x89b7dfbc76a6d8fb:0x8969e8bdf0d2f6d5!1m0!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Harper’s Choice Village Center to BikeAround Event by bike, 2.4 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Harper’s+Choice+Village+Center,+Columbia,+MD+21044/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.2177313,-76.8895183,15.08z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7df6eab080fb5:0x1ea1fdfd5351db4e!2m2!1d-76.8898283!2d39.2223685!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Owen Brown Village Center to BikeAround Event by bike, 3.6 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Owen+Brown+Village+Center,+Cradlerock+Way,+Columbia,+MD/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.2084764,-76.8653926,16.17z/data=!4m19!4m18!1m10!1m1!1s0x89b7de31444b7ab9:0x89b4dbfbb6350a49!2m2!1d-76.8423767!2d39.1865844!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8568048!2d39.2087971!3s0x89b7dfbc76a6d8fb:0x8969e8bdf0d2f6d5!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Hickory Ridge Village Center to BikeAround Event by bike, 2.3 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hickory+Ridge+Village+Center,+Freetown+Road,+Columbia,+MD/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.2029674,-76.8849658,14.81z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dee2cb1d2dc7:0xf8d960ccf0789754!2m2!1d-76.8830593!2d39.1950303!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From River Hill Village Center to BikeAround Event by bike, 6.9 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/River+Hill+Village+Center,+Daybreak+Circle,+Clarksville,+MD/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.1848478,-76.9027221,14.63z/data=!4m19!4m18!1m10!1m1!1s0x89b7d8dc9c781f35:0xc05f60cbf7a049d6!2m2!1d-76.936243!2d39.2107052!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8811945!2d39.1867337!3s0x89b7defabcd96c97:0x5fe1eb50afb76330!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Kings Contrivance Village Center to BikeAround Event by bike, 3.8 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Kings+Contrivance+Village+Center,+Eden+Brook+Drive,+Columbia,+MD/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.1923505,-76.8720955,15.17z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7de66e4dd4585:0xc3333f80f9510c70!2m2!1d-76.865016!2d39.1702009!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Columbia Town Center (Vantage Point office) to BikeAround Event by bike, 2.2 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/5430+Vantage+Point+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.213372,-76.86471,14.81z/data=!4m24!4m23!1m15!1m1!1s0x89b7df9191677079:0x6eb81213d3c467f7!2m2!1d-76.8558351!2d39.222284!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8530308!2d39.214863!3s0x89b7dfbe1d76173b:0xbba633d54e9ca971!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8568643!2d39.2087298!3s0x89b7dfbc76a6d8fb:0x8969e8bdf0d2f6d5!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Long Reach Village Center to BikeAround Event by bike, 3.6 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Long+Reach+Village+Center,+8775+Cloudleap+Ct,+Columbia,+MD+21045/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.2085304,-76.8529651,15.63z/data=!4m19!4m18!1m10!1m1!1s0x89b7e1d2e74d72ab:0x8cc27c81426cc9fd!2m2!1d-76.815507!2d39.2070384!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8567372!2d39.2088735!3s0x89b7dfbc76a6d8fb:0x8969e8bdf0d2f6d5!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Wilde Lake Village Center to BikeAround Event by bike, 1.8 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Wilde+Lake+Village+Center+(Southbound),+Columbia,+MD/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.2192881,-76.8776353,16.9z/data=!4m24!4m23!1m15!1m1!1s0x89b7df7438be90b3:0x2a217739c20eec9a!2m2!1d-76.875985!2d39.2199!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8760409!2d39.2184943!3s0x89b7df74f61550ed:0x3e6b7ea8ff70e5c4!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8748909!2d39.215302!3s0x89b7df0b285d58e9:0xd63581cfdbeedcc4!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Main Street Ellicott City to BikeAround Event by bike, 7.2 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Main+Street+Ellicott+City,+Main+Street,+Ellicott+City,+MD/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.2625347,-76.8304146,14.5z/data=!4m19!4m18!1m10!1m1!1s0x89c81fa0b10f0025:0xd33e77d1a68ba0f7!2m2!1d-76.7976093!2d39.2674805!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8569139!2d39.2086726!3s0x89b7dfbc76a6d8fb:0x8969e8bdf0d2f6d5!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Main Street Elkridge to BikeAround Event, 10.5 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/39.2161755,-76.7092212/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.2100902,-76.8623863,15.79z/data=!4m19!4m18!1m10!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8031041!2d39.2045595!3s0x89b7e041de4eea09:0x22dfb9d480fdc0cd!3m4!1m2!1d-76.85695!2d39.2086253!3s0x89b7dfbc76a6d8fb:0x8969e8bdf0d2f6d5!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3

From Historic Savage Mill to BikeAround Event by bike, 7.4 miles:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/39.1365022,-76.8281763/Mango+Tree+Rd,+Columbia,+MD+21044/@39.2045488,-76.8688921,16.33z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d-76.8284021!2d39.1383503!3s0x89b7ddf784ac7139:0xc9353bca3f694ceb!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7dfa51f28e403:0x134ba6649569985a!2m2!1d-76.8624029!2d39.2057675!3e1!5m1!1e3