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  • #33267
    RunBikeDavid
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    This week we have two routes for you to try. You can try either one or both!

    Tour de DC Tri Stage 6: Georgetown – Goldsboro

    Back to the flats. Or something less hilly. This week we’ll be back in Georgetown with another variation of the Georgetown ride! This time we’ll be climbing earlier via Goldsboro. Pro Bike FC recently did this for their Tour. We will overlap with their segment and that way those of you speedy riders can compare to see how well you do with their speedy riders!

    Here’s the route:

    https://www.strava.com/routes/27157954

    Segment Start/Finish: MacAurthur + Loughboro Rd (by Sibley Hospital)

    Some rules:
    1. No group rides. Please ride solo or in a pair with good social distance.
    2. Finish by Wednesday night if you’d like to count towards the leader-board

    Tour de DC Tri Stage 6 – Durham Church

    For those of you that would like to go out of town, we have another route for you to try from Glenn. This one is around Indian Head where you’ll get to ride some of the hills around The Indian Head Century and Total 200. There are long stretches through forested wilderness area with big rollers and the “roads going down to church are totally dope!”

    Here’s the route:

    https://www.strava.com/routes/27153151

    Parking:
    There is parking at the intersection of Hawthorne Road (Rt 225) and Livingston Road (Rt. 224) at a dirt parking lot which is a PUBLIC boat launch to Mattawoman Creek.

    Some rules:
    1. No group rides. Please ride solo or in a pair with good social distance.
    2. Finish by Wednesday night if you’d like to count towards the leader-board

    Happy Riding!

    #33299
    RunBikeDavid
    Participant

    Tour de DC Tri Stage 7

    Since it’s a long weekend, let’s try a longer route to Olney! This is a great route from Eric from Potomac Peddlars that will show you how to get from Rock Creek all the way to northern Montgomery County and Howard County. No it’s not the beach but the route will pass by Brighton Dam so you’ll get some water views as well as passing by Brookeville Beer Farm on the way back if you’d like to stop for some beer or pizza. Note that Brookeville Beer Farm is only open for carry-out so you won’t be able to consume on premise.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32675538/

    If you’d like to shorten the route, you could start from a number of schools and parks along the way. You could try parking at:
    – Olney Swim Center / Olney Manor Recreational Park for ~20 mile loop
    – Winding Creek Local Park or Viers Mill Local Park where Beach Dr intersects Garrett Park at the “T” for ~36-38 mile loop
    – Rochambeau French International School by Beach Dr + Woodbine for ~50 mile loop
    – or you can turn around whenever you like

    Make sure you have enough water as there are no gas stations and convenience stores directly on the route except:
    – Sandy Spring at mile 24, either at Passion Bakery or Valero gas station

    Some other places:
    – Olney at mile 38. You’ll have to make a little detour to go into Olney.
    – Aspen Hill Road at mile 47 where there’s a Shell and Giant.
    – Mormon Temple at mile 55. You’ll have to go up Stoneybrook and then there is a BP.

    Watch out for:
    – crossing on Viers Mill. Please use the bike/pedestian crosswalk
    – traffic on Olney Sandy Spring/MD 108. a little trafficky for under a mile.

    Segment Start/Finish: French International School by Beach Dr + Woodbine

    Route starts from Pierce Mill but that way anyone from MoCo can join without starting from DC

    Some rules:
    1. No group rides. Please ride solo or in a pair with good social distance.
    2. Finish by Wednesday night if you’d like to count towards the leader-board

    Happy Riding!

    #33394
    RunBikeDavid
    Participant

    Tour de DC Tri Stage 8

    We’re overdue for another NoVa or Cap Hill ride so this week let’s do a fun Anacostia loop that covers both sides! It’s a fast and mostly flat loop with a couple of hills. We’ll avoid as many trails as possible and go along Potomac Ave which if you’ve never tried runs parallel to the Mt Vernon trail and is a great alternative. Then on the Anacostia side we’ll go parallel to Oxon Run Park. If you prefer, you can also take the trail in Oxon Run Park but at one point you will have to cross the stream. Tag us on social media if you decide to do some fjording!

    Here’s the route:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32594335

    We’ll have two segments so that way folks from NoVa or Cap Hill can enter or leave at any place. Make sure you pass both if you’d like to be counted.

    Segment Start/Finish:
    1. Washington Monument (Independence + 15th St) to entrance to Jones Point (Royal St + Jones Point Dr)
    2. Start of Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail in Alexandria to end of 11th St Bridge by Navy Yard (11th St + O St)

    Some notes:
    – watch out for gravel on the down hill in Oxon Cove Park
    – glass on the Oxon Cove Park Trail particularly as you leave the park to Blue Plains
    – just before the 11th St Bridge at Good Hope Road, cross to the left side if you’d like to cross the bridge on the sidewalk trail

    Some rules:
    1. No group rides. Please ride solo or in a pair with good social distance.
    2. Finish by Wednesday night if you’d like to count towards the leaderboard

    Happy Riding!

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