If you join, please know that this is a short ride (8 miles total) because I'm lumping in pedal boating. If you prefer to get extra miles, I suggest you join another ride.
If you prefer to join, 1) let me know if you would like to join the pedal boating or lunch or both, so I can make a reservation.
Meet at Founders Park in Alexandria (Oronoco St. and North Union St intersection).
Mileage: 4 miles each way (8)
- Bike out to National Harbor (takes about 30 min)
- 11:30-12 arrive at National Harbor for pedal boating for an hour. Those who do not want to pedal boat can go about on their own. There is a farmers market and shopping. National Harbor also has kayaks, but my intent is to do some light pedal boating (prices are here: http://www.boatingindc.com/boat-rentals)
-1-2 eat. Pedal back after to Alexandria or part ways.
Need: locks, cash, water, and helmet
Ride type/elevation: relatively flat but it would be good if you are comfortable with some hills. The Wilson Bridge is a gradual hill. The last quarter mile is crushed gravel and unpaved, but it's ok for roadbikes.
Costs: Pedal boating $25/hr for 2-4people per boat. Lunch is about $25.