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WAR Skate to National Harbor

Please join WAR for a special skate on Saturday, December 3, to National Harbor. We'll skate across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge -- twice! That's the only bridge in the U.S. that crosses the borders of three jurisdictions (DC, MD, VA). The section in DC is also the shortest segment of Interstate Highway between state lines.

Since parking by the White House is limited and expensive on Saturdays, we'll meet at Potomac Park (Lot A on Ohio Drive, along river under the I-395 bridge). Free parking. The address is 971 Ohio Drive SW.

We'll group up at 11:00 and leave at 11:15.

This will be a combined intermediate and advanced skate. The full route, with return trip, is about 25 miles. Intermediate skaters can cut that in half by taking the Metro back from Crystal City or Alexandria. If you think you might do that, please bring shoes and money or a card for Metro.

We'll also take a few minutes to explore National Harbor and, if needed, have another water stop en route. There will not be a lunch stop during the skate, though, so you may want to bring energy bars or other snacks.

We might have a meal after the skate. Because we'll be parked at Hains Point, instead of downtown, we may want to go somewhere in Crystal City. I'll offer some suggestions, but let's pick a location when we're together.

As always, cyclists are welcome, too.

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  • Renat K.

    Sorry I rsvp'd but couldn't come. How'd it go?

    3 days ago

    • John H.

      Windy! But still a great skate/bike!

      3 days ago

  • John H.

    I'll be biking!

    November 28

  • Maureen H.

    Looks like we'll have nice weather for Saturday's National Harbor skate!

    Some reminders for everyone:

    -- This 12/3 skate will meet at Potomac Park (Lot A on Ohio Drive, along river under the I-395 bridge) at 11 AM. Free parking. The address is 971 Ohio Drive SW.

    -- This is a combined intermediate and advanced skate. You don't have to be a racer. We will have a mix of abilities, with regroups as needed.

    -- But neither the distance (even the half distance) nor the challenges are suitable for beginners. You have to know how to stop and how to handle street and trail obstacles -- including the Wilson Bridge, which is basically a large hill. If you are unsure of your abilities, please join us on a bike this time.

    -- Bill has organized a fun alternative for skaters who don't want to do the full distance. He will stay with a group to explore National Harbor for a while, then take the National Harbor Metro Bus for the return trip. Thanks, Bill!

    November 28

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