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What is Rock Creek Park (DC) like during the week?(4 posts)

What is Rock Creek Park (DC) like during the week?ALJ
May 14, 2002 9:27 AM
I am new to Road biking and I was wondering what it's like to Ride South on Beach Drive during the week? I was thinking of taking the Capital Crescent Trail up and then coming back in the park.

Any and all advice would be appreciated.


Rock Creek Park (DC)Brooks
May 14, 2002 1:07 PM
Outside of commute hours, it is really nice. But it is heavily used as a commuter route for cars. And even though the speed limit is low through most of Rock Creek, drivers do like to speed there (as elsewhere). Enjoy.

there ain't much room on the side of the road, either. Althoughbill
May 14, 2002 2:17 PM
I have done it solo (I think even once or twice at rush hour, which really s*cked), I don't like it. I feel a bit safer at anytime in Rock Creek Park in a group; they're not going to wipe us all out, you know?
You did know that Beach Drive is closed on weekends, didn't you? Very cool.
good & badDuane Gran
May 14, 2002 7:10 PM
It is a nice place to ride during the non-rush hour times, but it is very unpleasant otherwise. This time of year there is a tues/thurs noon ride in the park doing some hill work if you are interested in some harder riding.