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Ride Thru Potomac Park and Rock Creek Park

Lets meet up at National Harbor and Ride though Washington DC parks making our way through Rock Creek Park.

The route is a total 60 miles long it may take up to 2 hours to ride due to wildlife (deer) and a lot of twist and turns.

***Rock Creek Park is closed to cars and motorcycles on Saturday and Sundays. So this would be a Friday run.

 

Here is the route for all those that want to try this at there own leisure.

http://y.ahoo.it/eHEdNNXz

 

. A National Harbor Blvd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 .

. B Garrett Park Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 .

Total Distance: 30.96 miles— Total Time: 1:15 h

1.    Start at National Harbor Blvd.   Go for 0.2 mi/264 m.   Hide 

 

2.    Take left ramp onto Capital Beltway (I-495 Innerloop, I-495 Local S, I-95 Local S) toward I-95 S/I-495 S/Richmond/Baltimore.   Go for 2.4 mi/3.9 km.   Hide 

 

3.    Take exit #177B-C/US-1 N/Alexandria onto Church St toward Mt Vernon.   Go for 0.4 mi/574 m.   Hide 

 

4.    Turn left onto S Washington St (VA-400).   Go for 1.4 mi/2.3 km.   Hide 

 

5.    Continue on George Washington Memorial Pky North.   Go for 4.1 mi/6.5 km.   Hide 

 

6.    Take the I-395 N/Washington exit.   Go for 0.1 mi/240 m.   Hide 

 

7.    Continue on Arland D Williams Jr Memorial Brg (I-395 N).   Go for 0.6 mi/961 m.   Hide 

 

8.    Take the Park Police exit.   Go for 0.2 mi/395 m.   Hide 

 

9.    Turn left onto Buckeye Dr SW.   Go for 0.2 mi/299 m.   Hide 

 

10.    Turn right onto Ohio Dr SW.   Go for 3.3 mi/5.4 km.   Hide 

 

11.    Turn left to stay on Ohio Dr SW.   Go for 0.7 mi/1.2 km.   Hide 

 

12.    Continue on 23rd St SW.   Go for 341 ft/104 m.   Hide 

 

13.    Turn left onto Ohio Dr SW.   Go for 0.3 mi/492 m.   Hide 

 

14.    Bear right onto Potomac River Fwy toward Roosevelt Bridge/E-Street/Whitehurst Fwy.   Go for 0.7 mi/1.2 km.   Hide 

 

15.    Take left ramp toward Rock Creek Pkwy.   Go for 0.1 mi/186 m.   Hide 

 

16.    Turn left onto 27th St NW toward Rock Creek Pkwy.   Go for 301 ft/92 m.   Hide 

 

17.    Turn right onto I St NW toward Rock Creek Pkwy.   Go for 141 ft/43 m.   Hide 

 

18.    Bear right onto Virginia Ave NW.   Go for 193 ft/59 m.   Hide 

 

19.    Bear right onto Rock Creek and Potomac Pky NW (portions may be temporarily closed).   Go for 1.9 mi/3.1 km.   Hide 

 

20.    Bear right onto Beach Dr NW (portions may be temporarily closed) toward National Zoo/Beach Dr.   Go for 0.6 mi/955 m.   Hide 

 

21.    Bear left onto Beach Dr NW (portions may be temporarily closed, portions may be temporarily forbidden).   Go for 1.6 mi/2.6 km.   Hide 

 

22.    Turn right onto Beach Dr NW (portions may be temporarily closed).   Go for 3.7 mi/6.0 km.   Hide 

 

23.    Bear left onto Beach Dr NW (portions may be temporarily closed).   Go for 1.6 mi/2.7 km.   Hide 

 

24.    Continue on Jones Mill Rd.   Go for 0.4 mi/605 m.   Hide 

 

25.    Bear right to stay on Jones Mill Rd.   Go for 1.0 mi/1.6 km.   Hide 

 

26.    Continue on Stoneybrook Dr.   Go for 429 ft/131 m.   Hide 

 

27.    Turn left onto Beach Dr.   Go for 4.9 mi/7.9 km.   Hide 

 

28.    Turn left onto Garrett Park Rd.   Go for 446 ft/136 m.   Hide 

 

29.    Arrive at Garrett Park Rd. The trip takes 31.0 mi/49.8 km and 1:15 h.     Hide 

 

 B Garrett Park Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Bob

    Home safe. That was intense. I'm going to rest up today.

    May 18, 2013

  • Dee

    Home safely from a nice ride.

    May 18, 2013

  • GWEN

    Thanks Kenny, I enjoyed the night ride....

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the ride was good

    May 17, 2013

    • Tamie

      Matrone hope you get your bike fixed soon so yoiu can enjoy this route when we ride it again. What did you say was wrong? Fuel filter? Is there anything the men in KU can do to help you fix it? Hit up KC

      May 18, 2013

  • Tamie

    HOME ...Great ride. Thanks Kenneth. I would enjoy riding this route again -----in the sunlight LOL

    May 18, 2013

  • Kenneth

    Home Safe! I would like to thank everyone that attended. Great ride. Even better in the day time!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my bike is fixed now, had to replace the fuel filter

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    cut off like 10 times

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Home safe as well

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    made it home safe

    May 17, 2013

  • Kenneth

    Kickstands up at 8pm that's when we are starting our ride. For those that are late and still want to ride the route just follow Beach Drive while in rock creek park.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    im here

    May 17, 2013

  • Gary

    I'm in see you guys soon.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kickstands up at 7 30 still, right?

    May 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool, i prolly be early too, see ya there

      May 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ite

      May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    cant wait, i am going to leave earley, should be there around 7:00 pm

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Temps 82/61, I'm in,,,

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my father is saleing his truck, its a 1984 chevy suburban, if interedted call me at[masked]

    May 15, 2013

  • GWEN

    U guys are funny...

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    are we going to end at the mall then split up after words

    May 15, 2013

    • Kenneth

      It's all optional. Split up or head back the way we started. All the depends on where the riders live.

      May 15, 2013

  • Bob

    I can't find the National Harbor Sunoco on Google Maps. I can find National Harbor. I looked up Sunoco and came up with this address 111 North Cove Terrace, National Harbor, MD 20745, but Google Maps won't find it.

    May 9, 2013

    • James

      You'll see the Sunoco to your left if you enter from the beltway and if you are leaving National Harbor going toward the beltway.

      May 15, 2013

    • Tamie

      Ok, look for green machine I've never seen the sunoco Ill b looking for it. The fun part of ku is learning new routes and see things i overlooked cause i was riding faster than matrone lol

      1 · May 15, 2013

  • Tamie

    Kenneth would you consider a later departure or revising the route?

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I thought i saw something about lunch, i will probally stop for a bite after the ride.

      May 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i read it wrong, i saw launch i thought it said lunch.

      1 · May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, just an FYI.... Riding Potomac Park and Rock Creek on a Friday at 6pm is the thick of rush hour.

    May 9, 2013

    • Kenneth

      I have ridden the route. I actually rode the route on the Friday before I posted the actually ride. I will ride it again this week at the same time as schedule to see if any traffic problems need to be addressed.

      May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      living in dc myself, i think that 7:30 is a good time

      May 15, 2013

  • Kenneth

    ATTENTION: Time has been changed from 6pm to 7:30 pm. Launch time from Starting point is 8pm.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i am going but, i.wont ride with with the group. i will follow you'all throu the trip

    May 13, 2013

    • Tamie

      What? You going....following....bu­t not with the KU riders?

      May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      that daybi rode with you'all i wasnt experenced enough, i was mesdin up the flow

      May 14, 2013

  • Larry

    Come one come all

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to it!

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Kenneth­ changed the date and time from Friday, May 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM to Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    May 2, 2013

  • Kenneth­ changed the date and time to Friday, May 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    May 2, 2013

  • Kenneth­ changed the location from National Harbor to National Harbor Sunoco

    May 1, 2013

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