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Fort Dupont Weekly Group Rides in August

In August the Fort Dupont group rides will be held every week instead of every two weeks. The rides will also be held on Wednesday instead of Tuesdays.

I lead this rides in Fort Dupont along the hiker-biker trail and other trails in Fort Dupont. The rides is August will be held on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th starting  at 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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  • Raymond C.

    I may try to have one in September, but the days may be too short unless we start before 6. We had to stop early last night due to the sun setting. The ride last night was great. Six folks total, plus one more that showed up late as we were riding back. We saw a lot of deer and a trio of wild turkeys.

    August 28, 2014

  • Raymond C.

    The weather forecast looks great for tomorrow, looking forward to leading this ride again. I also plan to ride home via DC to Arlington afterwards if anyone wants to ride together part of the way.

    August 26, 2014

    • Anna Catherine E.

      I'll be riding back to DC!

      1 · August 26, 2014

    • Paul W.

      I will ride out and back from/to DC as well, specifically Dupont Circle via Rock Creek. Hasta pronto...

      August 27, 2014

  • whit w

    Hey Ray -
    Sorry I am going to have to wave off. Woke up with a twinge in my hamstring from yesterday's workout. Need to rest, not have you kick my a$$ like last time [ ;-) ].

    August 27, 2014

    • Raymond C.

      The time you came was exceptional fast, since the group that showed up were rockets. I expect this week to be much more chill.

      August 27, 2014

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