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kastaple
05-17-2016, 11:48 AM
Is anyone riding from the Burke VRE station pit stop to Alexandria or all the way to DC another way? I'm fairly new to the area and have not made the commute from out here so I'm hoping to join someone else to get to Alexandria where I can hop on the Mt. Vernon Trail andI know my way in to DC from there.

reji
05-17-2016, 12:43 PM
I live in Kings Park West which is close to the Burke VRE and commute every day into Arlington. This is the route I typically take. https://www.strava.com/activities/578843391 From my exit off the Custis, it's an easy ride into Rosslyn and the MVT at TR island. Alternatively, you could skip the Custis and take the WOD/4MR to intersect the MVT near the airport.

I usually leave my house ~6:00am and I'm happy to caravan. PM me if you're interested.

kastaple
05-17-2016, 01:47 PM
Thanks! I probably should have mentioned my time frame. I usually drop my daughter off at daycare at 7:30 so I'd be starting after that unless I switch off on Friday with my wife. I appreciate the route, I may give that route a try. That would be easy to just continue all the way in to DC on the Custis Trail.

barbielwc
05-18-2016, 01:49 PM
I'm leading a convoy starting from springfield to crystal city. here is our route. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1078130284

jkbellfam
05-19-2016, 09:42 AM
I'll be starting at Burke VRE and navigating to Arlington - looking to depart Burke soon after it opens at 0630.

jkbellfam@gmail.com if interested in joining me.

Mikey
05-19-2016, 11:19 AM
I live in Kings Park West which is close to the Burke VRE and commute every day into Arlington. This is the route I typically take. https://www.strava.com/activities/578843391 From my exit off the Custis, it's an easy ride into Rosslyn and the MVT at TR island. Alternatively, you could skip the Custis and take the WOD/4MR to intersect the MVT near the airport.

I usually leave my house ~6:00am and I'm happy to caravan. PM me if you're interested.
I live in KPW townhomes (top of Gainsborough Drive) I plan to leave around 6:00 as well stopping at Fairfax City, Falls Church, Ballston, Rosslyn, and Georgetown before I head over to the Navy Yard. I usually ride in with a neighbor, I'm happy to convoy though.
Mikey

kastaple
05-20-2016, 10:08 AM
What a day for a ride!

For anyone interested I ended up leaving the Burke VRE around 7ish and took roughly this route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6866270

Next time I'll definitely cut straight up to Wakefield instead of what I did this time basically riding completely around Lake Accotink. Otherwise for anyone comfortable with the mileage and not interested in riding too many roads this was a really nice route. Some gravel and dirt but pretty flat for the most part and perfectly rideable with cross tires or your typical hybrid tires.

Hope everyone enjoyed the morning and thanks for the responses from everyone.