View Full Version : Two great family rides -- May 25 and 26

05-10-2013, 02:11 PM
Save the dates! There are two great rides coming up on the weekend of May 25 and 26. -Jeff PS, I'll post details on this thread once we get through Bike to Work day!

First, on May 25 Maryland Milestones (aka Anacostia Trials Heritage Area) is hosting their annual Rivers to Rockets ride. We'll start just down the street from Proteus at Duvall Park (by Rhode Island Ave), tour the scenic Anacostia Tributary trails, visit the Hyattsville Arts District, Magruder Park, and the Bladensburg marina, before heading back north via College Park and the scenic Paint Branch Trail. Here is the route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2115157

Meetup is at 10am, and lunch will be provide at Magruder Park. I'll provide registration info in a few days (there is a fee). PS, I'm leading this ride, and we'll take a moderate, family friendly pace.


The video below shows a pretty good idea of riding conditions (basically excellent) on the Anacostia Tributary trails we'll be taking.

Second, on the following day, Sunday May 26, the Greenbelt Museum is hosting its first ever "Roosevelt Ride", starting at 11am. I don't have the route, but I think it will be a very easy social ride around old Greenbelt with a picnic to follow. Here's the link: http://greenbeltmuseum.org/2013/03/29/join-us-for-the-first-ever-roosevelt-ride/ and more information to follow!

This ride will feature the area's art-deco buildings and houses. PS. The Greenbelt Museum and farmers market are worth the trips in themselves, even if you're not riding.



05-10-2013, 04:07 PM
And next weekend (man, I should have started planning sooner), the inaugural Kidical Mass Arlington!

Tentatively Sunday, May 19 11am Lubber Run Community Center --> Vapiano Ballston --> Lubber Run


05-20-2013, 08:38 PM
The sign up page for the Anacostia Trails bike rally is now up: http://www.marylandmilestones.org/bike-rally

If you can, please register and help pay for the lunches! I'm not sure what ATHA is ordering, but I'm sure it will hit the spot! -Jeff

PS. Weather Saturday looks awesome for a family ride -- mid 70s and sun.

05-25-2013, 08:58 PM
Ride photos from the Anacostia Trails Heritage Ride today: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.490641964335859.1073741842.307014479365276&type=1

Preride, start, midway, and finish:

05-26-2013, 02:40 PM
Roosevelt Ride in Old Greenbelt



05-26-2013, 08:18 PM
I was really looking forward to the Roosevelt Ride (and trying one of those Tea Pops) but stayed up till 3:30 am doing chores and didn't wake up in time. Booo. Went out to Greenbelt later in the day and visited Lake Artemesia for the first time. Beautiful! Your trail system is nicer than our's on the VA side.