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Weekday bike rides?
CREATED: 05/20/13 by afava REPLIES: 10
afava's ravatar afava    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 257
Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/20/13 3:24 PM

Any recommendations on where I can get a 50ish mile ride in on a work day that's safe from a traffic perspective and not HP?

Thanks!

laineym3's ravatar laineym3    JOINED: 7/2/10    POSTS: 122
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/20/13 6:41 PM

come on out to MoCo. That's the nice thing about the 'burbs :)

message me if you want some cue sheets!

PamS's ravatar PamS    JOINED: 1/26/10    POSTS: 365
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/21/13 8:37 AM

W&OD?

tgalbert's ravatar tgalbert    JOINED: 9/30/10    POSTS: 403
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/21/13 8:53 AM

On your trainer in your living room watching Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Netflix.

Or W&OD beyond Vienna. Most trails suck during work days, especially when the weather is 'temperate' right now.

Or like Elaine suggests, make it up to MD to get on some backroads.

I can't believe I just encouraged someone to actually go to Maryland... Just stay away from Gaithersburg - that's Andy Sovonik of Gaithersburg's territory.

afava's ravatar afava    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 257
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/21/13 12:00 PM

Thanks! Good ideas.

Anyone interested in riding 60 miles Wed early morning or Thurs day?

molnarc2's ravatar molnarc2    JOINED: 9/8/12    POSTS: 28
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/21/13 1:18 PM

head out to Whites Ferry....minimal traffic lights once you're past Falls & River.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1786
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/21/13 2:38 PM

Georgetown-past Mount Vernon to turnaround round trip, 25 miles.

Then Key Bridge up Custis Trail to start of W&OD and back, 10 miles.

Then 2 loops, Gtown up Crescent Trail to Bethesda & back. 15 miles.

50 miles total.

trisha's ravatar trisha    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 133
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/22/13 9:41 AM

A, you can ride up Beach Dr through RCP pretty safely during the week (if you completely avoid anytime near rush hour). I might do it tomorrow during the day (~30 ish) if you didn't make it out this morning and want company for at least part of your ride. Otherwise I might drive down to Prince William Park and ride some loops there (pending thunderstorms).

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1786
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/22/13 9:46 AM

And the RCP trail actually branches all the way up to Lake Needwood (sp?) in Rockville, 70 clicks (miles--English system) round trip, can turn around at the appropriate mileage.

tgalbert's ravatar tgalbert    JOINED: 9/30/10    POSTS: 403
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/22/13 9:55 AM

For those who weren't in the military, 1 click = 1 kilometer = .6 miles.

So 70 clicks is around 42 miles.

afava's ravatar afava    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 257
RE: Weekday bike rides?
POSTED: 5/22/13 2:24 PM

Thanks, All

I've got a route and Trisha as a partner in crime. Hooray for DC Tri forum!

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