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Please join us for a 26 or 14 mile round trip bike ride along the picturesque Anacostia River Trail. There are two starting points and times available: 10 am at Lake Artemesia in Berwyn Heights, MD (long route) or 11:15 am at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, DC (short route). From there, we will ride to Washington, DC’s bustling Navy Yard neighborhood. After stopping for an outdoor lunch (restaurant TBD), we’ll turn around and make our way back to our starting points.
We will provide an alternate route around unpaved sections of the trail.
LONG Route: https://goo.gl/maps/E4fhiMvQGz3Reuov7
Meeting time: 10 am
Meeting Point: Parking lot at Lake Artemesia https://goo.gl/maps/6BA5SoNNHQfmBFNp8
Length: 26 miles
Difficulty level: Moderate +
Elevation change: 105 ft up and 135 ft down
Bike time: ~4 hours at moderate pace (~10 mph)
Total time: ~5 hours (including stops).
Biking surface: mostly paved trail, city streets, with a detour to avoid non-paved surfaces
SHORT Route: https://goo.gl/maps/3hFFVJ94iLh5ESC76
Meeting time: 11:15 am
Meeting Point: Parking lot at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens https://goo.gl/maps/THs9K3L67tcRJJeK9
Length: 14 Miles
Difficulty level: Moderate
Elevation change: 95 ft up and 98 ft down
Bike time: ~2 hours at moderate pace (~10 mph)
Total time: ~3 hours (including stops).
Biking surface: All paved trail and city streets
Break at mid point: Washington, DC’s Navy Yard for a mid-ride meal (TBD)
Weather: We will not be riding in rain, windy (greater than 10mph) or cold (less that 45 degrees F) conditions so stay tuned for Comments on this page.
Food/Water: Bring your own vegan snacks and (non-alcoholic) beverage to enjoy. We will stop in DC’s Navy Yard (restaurant TBD) for lunch. Please carry plenty of water!
Before the ride: we will do a quick check of our bikes. Be sure your bike is in good working order ahead of time.
During the ride: we will plan to stop often to let the group gather together.
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*Don’t be a no show! If your plans change, update your RSVP.*
*When you sign up to join, you automatically acknowledge [VSDC’s Liability Waiver:](https://vsdc.org/activity-waiver/) https://vsdc.org/activity-waiver*
*Please also view and abide by the RULES listed below*
* Pets are not allowed
* Use of intoxicants such as alcohol, cigarettes and/or illegal substances is banned during this event.
* Practice safe biking habits including:
* Wearing a bike helmet
* Keeping a safe distance between each other (bikes don’t have brake lights and tailgating can easily result in crashes)
* Avoid side by side riding unless the road gives us ample opportunity
* This event is for those who are fully vaccinated only. Also please do not attend if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
If you comply with the above, we look forward to seeing you IRL (in real life)! Thanks for your support.
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