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    Default Chain Bridge Rd - Magarity Rd (via Seneca and LaSalle)

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    Includes a narrow sidewalk.

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    Default McLean High School - Westmoreland St

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    Includes about 16 steps.

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    Default Idylwood/Westmoreland/Haycock (another 3 way)

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    The entrance from Idylwood requires a curb hop and some gravel.
    A sign at the entrance from Haycock says "No Outlet".

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    Default Evers Drive

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    The entry going North looks like a private driveway.
    There is dirt, mud, puddles, and then around the gate post
    there is gravel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
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    There are 3 connections to this wormhole: E Street SW (at the corner of 2nd SW), G Street SW (at the corner of 2nd SW) and S Capitol Street (under the Southwest Freeway, 695).
    Between E and G there is a staircase, down and up, to portage your bike. The exit to S Capitol Street is through a parking lot.
    After bikesnick posted this, I had to go see it for myself. I think this wormhole should be nominated as the top badassiest wormhole of all time. It has everything: hidden stairs, challenging to find entrances, doom-like setting, half-open gates, abandoned MoBikes, secret underpasses, electric escape buttons. What more could you want?!?!

    Here's the not-obvious entrance at 2nd & E SW. Note the arrow in the first photo pointing to my bike that you can see in the 2nd one.
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    The stairs and passageway to the doomy under-freeway section
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    Here's where you come out looking from the other side. Lower photo shows the same wall looking to the right as you emerge. You can see the half-opened gate at the end of the wall.

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    And here's the half-opened gate that takes you into the parking lot of an apartment complex. To get out of the parking lot, you have to find the exit gate and press a button to unlock it to get free. That makes this a 1-way wormhole for this exit point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    After bikesnick posted this, I had to go see it for myself. I think this wormhole should be nominated as the top badassiest wormhole of all time.
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    Here's the doomy view from the stairs/passageway

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    You traverse this parking lot under the freeway, which takes you to an underpass that takes you beside a park and out to S Capitol St.
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    An abandoned MoBike spotted down there.
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    This wormhole was shown to me by the group riding to the Anacostia glass cleanup. Some commuters along the ART know of it as a way to avoid the glass. It also cuts off about a mile.

    Entrance to the wormhole - guarded by Jersey barriers
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    Then there's this section of sometimes muddy, sometimes dirt
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    Then an abandoned, potholed road
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    Through another set of Jersey barriers
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    Then along another rutted section and reconnect to the ART

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    This wormhole was shown to me by the group riding to the Anacostia glass cleanup. Some commuters along the ART know of it as a way to avoid the glass. It also cuts off about a mile.
    Here's a map of the wormhole. The route to the right is the usual ART; the circled section is the wormhole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Here's a map of the wormhole. The route to the right is the usual ART; the circled section is the wormhole.
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    I knew it was there but never explored it. So itís either glass or dirt. Is it faster than going the normal route?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    Sandburg St. sidewalk (Wormhole #3) isn't really a shortcut, but takes you between Merrifield and the W&OD while avoiding the ridiculously narrow bike lanes on Gallows Rd.
    Love this one. Dkel told me about it a few years ago and now I don't have to ride the gallows bike lanes at all!

    (But watch for kamikaze deer)

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