Kennilworth ~ Arboretum Tour

  • August 4, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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We travel to two of Washington's natural and hidden gems: the Kennilworth Aquatic Garden and the National Arboretum.  The Kennilworth Aquatic Garden, located in the far eastern section of the city features the largest collection of water lilies and marshlands.  While the peak season is actually in August, there should be plenty of blooming action to please the visual senses.  The second leg of the tour proceeds to the National Arboretum which features many individual botanical exhibitions such as the Azalea Garden, Bonsai Collections Capitol Columns and more.  If the green stuff doesn't excite you, the nearly empty roads of the park should provide enough of a joyride to make the early wake up time worth it.  More information can be viewed at the links below.

Kennilworth Aquatic Garden
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc95.htm

National Arboretum
http://www.usna.usda.gov/

Est Distance: 25 miles
Terrain: mildly rolling with some brief sharp climbs
Pace: Med(14 - 16 mph)
Highlights: Eastern Market, the peak season of the summer lotus, possible furry creature sightings, the columns of the National Arboretum

- All rides are 'No Drop', for nobody will be left behind.
- Helmets , ID, spare tube, bike lock/cable will be required .
- Snacks and liquids can be purchased.
- The event will be canceled/postponed if it rains.
- Email me if you have any questions

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  • Johna

    Any chance will do this ride again?

    September 17, 2013

    • Gregg

      Sure, but unfortunately Kennilworth Garden will be slightly barren until the Spring next year.

      September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun first ride that got to some DC sites I'd been meaning to visit. Thanks to Gregg for organizing!

    August 5, 2013

  • Gregg

    Thank you all so much for participating in yesterday's ride. The weather, flowers and most importantly your great company made a nice day into a fantastic one. I look forward to seeing you all at the next event. Until then, enjoy the ride.

    August 5, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Great chill ride. Thanks for organizing Gregg!

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some of the photos are uploaded here.

    August 4, 2013

  • Vi

    My first ride with the group and I had a great time!! Thanks Gregg for organizing it. It was very nice meeting y'all!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Terezia

    It was a Great 1st ride for me but gotta get a better bike than my huffy mountain bike... hahaha, I will be prepared next time.. Thanks

    August 4, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Super fun ride, thanks Gregg!

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride. I enjoyed both gardens too. I loaded all the photos I took up to my Facebook page. Please feel free to send me a friend request if you want to "like" them or share them. J

    August 4, 2013

  • Danielle

    Greg, so sorry I over slept

    August 4, 2013

  • Ted M.

    Too big a day Saturday. Going to have to miss this.

    August 4, 2013

  • Andrea P

    Somehow injured myself. Just starting to feel better. Will catch this one next time. Thanks

    August 4, 2013

  • Mike

    Hey Gregg - if any chance I can still sign up - pls let me know. Thanks. Mike.

    August 3, 2013

    • Gregg

      Done. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

      August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we eat at a restaurant after riding?

    July 28, 2013

    • Heidi

      Las Placitas I mean....

      August 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Set my alert at 7am tomorrow now. See you all at 8am. I am warning you all that I am a slow rider who can not find her directions well.

      August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    LOL I mistakenly thought this was today. I won't be able to make it tomorrow, I have a race :(

    August 3, 2013

  • Bembo

    Gregg I am trying to change mine to +1 as my brother wants to come also.

    August 1, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Do we have a route for the ride? I like to be prepared for getting flats, etc.

    August 1, 2013

  • Danielle

    Hi Gregg can I jump on this? I don't see a wait list

    July 30, 2013

    • Gregg

      Yup.

      1 · July 31, 2013

    • Danielle

      Thank you! I am looking forward to this!

      July 31, 2013

  • David S.

    Was going to invite a friend, but don't see how to add a "+1" to my RSVP.

    July 30, 2013

    • Gregg

      David - Issue remedied, your RSVP should indicate "+1" now.

      July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm new to the group and cycling. I am looking to do more social riding, so hopefully I can join an event soon if I don't make it to this one.

    July 29, 2013

  • Karen

    Would love to do this one again but I'll be out of town.

    July 29, 2013

    • Gregg

      Sorry to hear that. Strongly look forward to seeing you soon.

      1 · July 29, 2013

    • Karen

      It may not be on the bike but I'll be at the happy hour. :)

      July 29, 2013

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