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    Thianny Abadia
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    Hello, I am looking to for a safe place to ride. I am new to DC. Just moved from Georgia.
    I need about 2 hours of ridding and my speed is 17mph.
    also I don’t do well with traffic! I am new to cleats and get nervous when clipping into the pedal.

    #30648

    Melani Robinson
    Participant

    If you want an easy place to do some flat loops hains point is great. You can do several laps and it is mostly free from car traffic.

    #30649

    Brian O’Donnell
    Participant

    Hi Thianny!

    There’s always the Washington-Old Dominion trail that goes from Arlington to Purcellville  (around 40 miles long). Its a well maintained trail that’s just for bikers/runner/walkers. Paved the whole way. You could either drive there and start from the trail head, or there are ways to navigate there from DC to the trail. But if you’re uncomfortable around traffic, being able to drive to the start is probably your best bet. Hope that helps!

    #30650

    Thianny Abadia
    Participant

    This is perfect! And I would be driving to where the trail starts. Do you have any info on where I can park?

    #30651

    Brian O’Donnell
    Participant

    Yup I drive there too after I get off work since I don’t live close to the trail. I usually park in Sherlington at the Barcroft Community Center in Barcroft Park (4200 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington, VA 22206). They have a parking deck so I just leave my car in there, and then the trail is on the other side of Four Mile Run Dr. There’s a cross walk and a light so you don’t have to worry about dodging traffic 🙂

    When you get on the trail, go to the left. The right takes you to the start of the trail, which is about 0.5 miles down the road. Happy riding!

    #30663

    mosered
    Participant

    The W&OD Trail has lots of stop signs and lights, and you have to be careful about the car traffic. But it is a good trail. Has good pubs and bbq places on it too….

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