- 8:45 AM – Van Dorn Metro Bus Loop (26 mile ride)
- 9:30 AM – King Street Metro Kiss & Ride (18 mile ride)
- 10:15 AM – M-NCPPC Police Substation 01 at Harborview Ave. (10 mile ride)
Enjoy a leisurely spring ride over the Wilson Bridge to scenic Fort Foote Park, lunch on the Potomac River at National Harbor, and return through Old Town Alexandria.
Adventuring will ride down the Eisenhower Valley along Cameron Run, passing wading birds and Holmes Run Park, before stopping at King Street Metro to pick up our Alexandria riders. Next, we ride across the Wilson Bridge to the outskirts of the National Harbor complex to pick up our Maryland riders.
With our full compliment, we then make our way to Fort Foote, a remarkably intact Civil War fort on the Potomac River. After stopping for a while to wander through the ruins of Fort Foote, we will loop back to National Harbor where we will have lunch on the water at McLoone’s Pier House.
After a leisurely lunch, we will re-cross the Wilson Bridge and make our way through beautiful Old Town Alexandria back to the Metros. Those exiting at King Street Metro will finish around 1:30 PM. Van Dorn riders will be done around 2:00 PM.
All riders will need to bring the $2 Adventuring trip fee. The prices for lunch may be found at McLoone’s Pier House Menu. Lunch costs are in addition to the trip fee and are the responsibility of each individual rider.
The Trip Leader, [masked],[masked], will be using a hybrid bike and anticipates speeds averaging 10 mph. The total distance is approximately 26 miles, with the longest segment between stops being roughly 5 miles.
The segment from the M-NCPPC Police Substation 01 to Fort Foote has a short but steep incline at Kerby Hill. Riders are welcome to walk their bikes over this section, and an experienced rider will walk with you to get you to the park safely.
Otherwise, the approaches to the Wilson Bridge--coming and going--have inclines that make this a moderately difficult ride requiring extensive use of the lower gears.
Riders departing from / returning to Van Dorn Metro are required by Fairfax County ordinance to wear bicycle helmets. Adventuring requires riders under the age of 18 to be accompanied by an adult, and all municipalities visited during this ride require minors to wear helmets.