Friday & Saturday, December 4—5, 2015 Washington DC area & the National Christmas Tree
Fri., 12/4: 12:00pm B pace 40 miles
Sat., 12/5: 7:30am B pace 50 miles
Join me for some or all of this fun TBA ride.
Friday (40 miles): Meet at 12 noon, at the Best Western on Glebe Rd. in Arlington, VA (you can leave your car here). This hotel is near the 4-Mile Run Trail, which connects to the beautiful Mt. Vernon Trail. We will cycle about 5 miles to Old Town Alexandria for lunch, then continue another 10 miles to Mt. Vernon. We will return the length of the 18-mile trail and cross the Francis Scott Key Bridge into Georgetown. We will plan to reach the White House by around 5 p.m. to see the National Christmas Tree. We will cycle back about 10 miles in the dark (*bring lights!) to the hotel (probably by around 6:30 p.m.). We can drive to dinner from the hotel.
Saturday (50 miles): We will start at 7:30 a.m. (after a free breakfast in the hotel) and cycle the Mt. Vernon Trail, Capital Crescent Trail, Georgetown Trail, and Rock Creek Trail (closed to traffic on weekends). We will also cycle by many attractions, including the DC Zoo, White House, National Mall, U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and back to the hotel by late afternoon. This is a great way to see the sights in DC! All trails are paved. Lunch stop along the way (*bring money and a bike lock).
Leader: Paul Gordy, 403-5914, email@example.com
From: Meet at the Best Western, 2480 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22206 (you can leave your car here).
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