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
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