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Ride in Northern Virginia(5 posts)

Ride in Northern VirginiaDukede
Jul 29, 2003 6:45 PM
I was wondering if there is anyone out there that is planning a nice social ride in the Northern Va area this weekend. I just bought a Cross bike and I'm tired of riding the same streets.
Let me know
re: Ride in Northern VirginiaMShaw
Jul 29, 2003 10:16 PM
Do a google search for Potomac Peddlers (sp?). They're about the most social of the riding clubs/etc. in the DC area.

re: Ride in Northern VirginiaEric Marshall
Jul 30, 2003 9:08 AM
Here's their web site:

Depending on where you live, the W & OD is a nice place to ride. Much of the trail also has adjacent horse trails, so you'll feel right at home on your cross bike. Just watch for horses :-)
C&O Canal Towpath, tootriangleforge
Jul 30, 2003 10:36 AM
OK, so it's not actually Northern Virginny, but you can see it from there...

The towpath is great for a cyclocross bike. Very pretty views, but go early as it tends to get thick with joggers from late morning on in the weekends.

I also take my 'cross bike out to Wakefield/Accotink a fair amount. Some of the singletrack is challenging on skinny tires, but nothing outrageous, and you can even avoid that if you prefer.

Jul 30, 2003 12:48 PM
There is also a social group of riders called the DCAMB (DC Area Mountain Bikers). Between them and MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts), you can ride almost everynight during the week and every weekend...