Let's ride through historic Old Town Alexandria and across the river via Wilson Bridge up the hill at Washington Harbor (probably the worst of the climbing all day). Head down to Fort Washington for a quick bit of history and nice view of the Potomac. From there we continue our southward trek with two more view of the river including Colonial Farm and some surprisingly quite roads. Meander our way back from where we came with a lunch stop in Old Town (mile 60) by the river.
Est. Distance/Terrain - Mostly rolling terrain with stretches of flat and a few short hills. Nothing too difficult as only 3,000 ft of climbing over 61 miles.
Rest Stops - Breaks along the river at Ft Washington, Colonial Farm, and one more are more scenic stops, only Ft Washington has restrooms. There will be two food/drink pit stops during the ride but 1st food/drink stop is not until mile 37 & next at mile 53 so highly recommend 2 water bottles. There could be an optional stop at a gas station at mile 9.
NOTE: If Ft Washington Park entrance booth is manned there is a $3 per person/bike cost to enter this national park.
Pace - 15 mph + (i.e. a B pace and higher ride, while there is nice scenery, its not meant to be a scenic stroll)
- Ride is METRO accessible from King Street Station.
- Road Bike with clip in pedals is HIGHLY recommended
- Helmets & ID mandatory
- Recommend that you bring spare tube and bike lock.
- The event will be canceled/postponed if it rains.
- Email me if you have any questions