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Best place for weekday evening bike rides in Arlington?
CREATED: 04/02/14 by bmumma REPLIES: 6
bmumma    JOINED: 1/1/14    POSTS: 2
Best place for weekday evening bike rides in Arlington?
POSTED: 4/02/14 2:35 PM

Looking for a place to get in some solid training - any thoughts?

I'm kind of at a loss for either a road with a safe amount of traffic. I've done WOD/Custis/Mt. Vernon, but the number of slow-moving people traveling side-by-side makes this less safe/more frustrating than hitting the roads. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Ben

kev7's ravatar kev7    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 462
RE: Best place for weekday evening bike rides in Arlington?
POSTED: 4/02/14 3:22 PM

Try the Freshbikes ride route (or some portion thereof):
http://www.freshbikescycling.com/downloads/FreshbikesTuesdayNightRide.pdf

Lots of fun hills at no additional charge!

Their official rides start on 6 May.

tkopan's ravatar tkopan    JOINED: 4/7/12    POSTS: 46
RE: Best place for weekday evening bike rides in Arlington?
POSTED: 4/02/14 8:37 PM

Depending on where you live/how far you want to go, might be worth putting up with the frustration to cross the bridge and do laps at Hains Point?
I just accept a certain amount of frustration/traffic on the trails at rush hour. Haven't found a way around it.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1786
RE: Best place for weekday evening bike rides in Arlington?
POSTED: 4/03/14 8:48 AM

Lesser known is the 4 Mile Run (Ride) Trail branching off from Custis Trail Arl down to the Potomac in Alexandria and back.

bmumma    JOINED: 1/1/14    POSTS: 2
RE: Best place for weekday evening bike rides in Arlington?
POSTED: 4/03/14 8:52 AM

Thanks both! I've done the Freshbikes ride once, but wasn't sure how that was without the escort out of Arlington, but haven't tried Hains Point yet. Anyone else have a secret route they'd be willing to share?

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1786
RE: Best place for weekday evening bike rides in Arlington?
POSTED: 4/03/14 9:01 AM

Going from Key Br up Custis to the formal start of W&OD makes a 10-mi round-trip hill route.

SeanG's ravatar SeanG    JOINED: 4/8/09    POSTS: 160
RE: Best place for weekday evening bike rides in Arlington?
POSTED: 4/03/14 9:28 AM

Hains Point is fine, but very boring. There are tons of good roads for solid weekday rides in Arlington. Check out this post for a link to a variation on the Freshbikes ride that someone posted earlier. Lots of the roads have dedicated bike lanes, and this particular ride is great because it's super hilly and all right turns, so you don't have to stop that much.

http://www.dctriclub.org/forum/messages.cfm?tid=950201DC-ABB9-6CAB-A7FC1E2F7EE5299F

And here is the dedicated ride link:

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/276662

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