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Raymo853
06-08-2016, 12:21 PM
Starting next week, the Fort Dupont MTB rides will be on Tuesday. Just yesterday (June 7th), I decided to also host one today, Wednesday June 8th. The ride today will meet up at the park at 6:15 at the Fort Dupont Activity Center. You will need either a mountain bike or cyclocross bike in good working order. The most technical obstacles are wooden water bars covered with wet leaves and loose large gravel. This will be a no drop ride, all are welcomed. This is primarily a social ride designed to get people out on these poorly known trails. The only legal MTB trials in Wash DC. The ride will be roughly 12 miles. Typical ride from a pass event: https://www.strava.com/activities/444829566 Meet at the Fort Dupont Activity Center on Fort Dupont Drive, SE off of Randle Circle.The best address for driving directions is 100 Randle Circle SE. Then come off that circle onto Fort Dupont Drive.https://goo.gl/maps/TWnkqHS4Swp Requirements: Even through the trails are not very technical, you will need a mountain bike or a cyclocross bike in good working order. All riders will be required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver as this is a MORE MTB event.Raymo853 is Raymond Crew - Fort Dupont Trail LiaisonAttachments:http://www.more-mtb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Fort-Dupont-Meet-Up-Location-128x72.png (http://www.more-mtb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Fort-Dupont-Meet-Up-Location.png)Fort-Dupont-Meet-Up-Location.png [detach (/mobiquo/mobiquo.php?_wpnonce=39b9e2de5f&att_id=712681&bbp_ id=712680&d4pbbaction=detach)]

Raymo853
06-16-2016, 10:40 AM
These rides are still going on. Just a posting warning people about the insane amount of poison ivy out there this year. Since I started riding there in 2011, it has never been this bad. Photo with my hand is a climber right by then entrance from Texas/Ridge on the trail towards Mass.

The second location is something weird. An ivy climber fell off a tree and is blocking the trail right over one of the new annoying bollards. It is a very mature and lush example, full of green berries, shiny leaves and woody stems. Just stay the f away. This is near the entrance off Fort Davis Dr near Mass.

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VA2DC
06-16-2016, 12:06 PM
Just a posting warning people about the insane amount of poison ivy out there this year.
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I'm starting to itch just looking at these pictures. I've noticed a lot of poison ivy trail running too. Ugh.

KLizotte
06-16-2016, 12:47 PM
Whoa. Coming from MA I'm only used to looking for the small PI that grows up as little plants along the ground. I never would have known that was PI. Yikes! I'd report it to the Park Service or whoever is responsible for the park.

Anyone know if there are any plans to pave the roads through there. Kinda like biking through a war zone.

Raymo853
06-22-2016, 06:37 PM
Whoa. Coming from MA I'm only used to looking for the small PI that grows up as little plants along the ground. I never would have known that was PI. Yikes! I'd report it to the Park Service or whoever is responsible for the park.

Anyone know if there are any plans to pave the roads through there. Kinda like biking through a war zone.
The roads? No idea but assume not. The NPS allocates NO money for Fort Dupont, they are the same line item as all the mall things. They use almost all the funds. Plus the bad pavement cuts down on the number of cars cutting through the park.

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