Fort Dupont Group Ride

I lead rides every other week in Fort Dupont along the hiker-biker trail and other trails in Fort Dupont. In July, they will be every other Tuesday starting at 6 PM. The July dates are: Tue July 1 @ 6:00 PM, Tue July 15 @ 6:00 PM, Tue July 29 @ 6:00 PM

We meet in the main Fort Dupont parking lot behind the visitor center on Fort Dupont Drive SE. This is about 0.25 miles from the intersection with Randle SE/Minnesota Ave SE.

The map below shows the best riding route from Capitol Hill. When you are on Pennsylvania, be careful crossing the ramps to the Anacostia Freeway. I cross them nearly every day on my way to work in Suitland, and cars here are not too aware of bikes.

Intermediate. There are exposed roots, log and waterbar crossings, loose gravel and some climbs that may be challenging to beginning riders.

Casual to slightly moderate. This pace will definitely be casual; nobody will be left behind or quilted into going faster than they want. When possible, a second leader may take a faster group up ahead. This is a social ride designed to get people out on these poorly known trails.

Even through the trails are not super technical, you will need a mountain bike or a cyclocross bike in good working order. All riders will be required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver. This is a MORE MTB group ride so everybody has to sign a waiver.

Ray Crew

GPS track of the most ridden trails.

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  • Kristi K

    Hey - I really hate to bail but I took a little spill on my commute home/to the park and think I should ice my knee ; ( Not bad, I just don't think it would be prudent to bike on it tonight. You all have fun!

    1 · July 29, 2014

    • Raymond C.

      Sorry you missed the ride, it was fun. Hope to see you at one in the future.

      1 · July 30, 2014

    • Raymond C.

      Hope you'll get a chance to make one of the rides soon.

      August 27

  • Raymond C.

    Was a very fun group of six. Found the Park service has trimmed the brush back in a lot of the park.

    2 · July 30, 2014

  • Paul W.

    See y'all there!

    July 29, 2014

  • Kristi K

    Can you tell me approx. how long the ride will be? Thanks!

    July 28, 2014

    • Kristi K

      Okay. I would say I'm on the beginner side of intermediate but I haven't done any mtn biking this year. I'm very familiar with Ft Dupont though. We'll have to leave at about 7:30, but I know the park pretty well so we'll just bail when we need to. See you there! My cell is[masked] if you need it.

      July 29, 2014

    • Raymond C.

      We'll also loop back to the parking lot at times. Don't worry about your skill level, the trails are not too crazy

      July 29, 2014

  • Ted ".

    Unfortunately I'm having to back out due to a last minute change of plans. I do really want to check out the fort DuPont trail though.

    July 28, 2014

  • Raymond C.

    The pce will be slow tomorrow, I am pretty beat from the Wilderness 101 this weekend.

    July 28, 2014

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