Oh that’s a great suggestion! I’ll have to try PWF.
I really like Greenbelt. It’s super close (to me) and has some solid hills. On Weekdays, there are very few cars. I can’t speak for weekends.
I’ve been struggling for motivation for my long ride this week, so yesterday I took my mountain bike out and rode 6 hours on the C&O Canal. Not only did I see so much wildlife, but there’s no cars. You cross a parking lot a few times, but it was empty once you ride north of Great Falls. It’s best done on a gravel or mountain bike. I won’t do many (or any) more long rides on my mountain bike, but breaking up the routes and terrain is super helpful for my brain – which can at times be less than helpful!
Anyone interested in any of these rides? I’m thinking about some of these. I’m happy to carpool. I can fit another bike in my van, and more if I ever put the bike rack back on!
May 18: https://tourdemadison.com/
June 22: https://garrettcountygranfondo.org/
June 21-26 (or 24-26): https://bikevirginia.org/2019-tour/