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    In my Tour de PitStop, I plan to start at Silver Spring-Discovery around 6:50am, then Bethesda by the tunnel perhaps 30 minutes later, then Freedom Plaza maybe 50 minutes after that (perhaps with a stop by CycleLife if they have their usual mini-stop).

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    does anyone else commute to tysons corner?
    i go from shirlington to tysons up the WOD between 7:00-9:30 (id rather stay late than wake up early)
    i know it's not the most bike friendly area...well it's not at all, but i've got an easy route through to my office.
    just curious if i should keep my waving hand on the ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpokeGrenadeSR View Post
    does anyone else commute to tysons corner?
    Me, once or twice a week, but I'm mainly a fair-weather commuter. Will ride in cold, but not in rain. Yeah, I'm a wimp.

    I cross over the WOD, but don't actually ride on it. I cross 495 on the Oak St. Bridge, and come in on Gallows Rd. Luckily I just have to cross Rt 7 and I'm done. Riding around Tysons is not my favorite thing... If I do the BTWD stop, I'll probably be there about 7:30am or so.

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    ha yea 90% of my trip is on the WOD which is pretty pleasant to be honest. i take a side trail that drops off right before you enter vienna and it cuts through to a church parking lot and proceed to wolftrap/woodford/old courthouse/gosnell/across 7/to greensboro.
    just a little west of you at all times it seems haha.

    then let's hope it doesnt rain so you can make it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpokeGrenadeSR View Post
    does anyone else commute to tysons corner?
    Tales from the Sharrows blog had a post on Tysons Commuter(s) a couple weeks ago. I did it myself a couple years ago, but I don't work in Tysons anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by eminva View Post
    If anyone needs a buddy to get from Vienna to the Farragut North area on Bike to Work Day or any other day, to arrive about 8:45 a.m., feel free to contact me by PM.
    Liz
    I usually arrive much earlier, but I'm curious how you take to get from Vienna metro to get to the W&OD in an efficient manner to head into DC. I've gone the 123 Nutley route before, but that seems more distance than necessary, and Rt 29 isn't exactly a breeze in the park. Options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cephas View Post
    I'm curious how you take to get from Vienna metro to get to the W&OD in an efficient manner to head into DC. I've gone the 123 Nutley route before, but that seems more distance than necessary, and Rt 29 isn't exactly a breeze in the park. Options?
    From Vienna Metro Station, you can take Virginia Center to Nutley (left on Nutley), then right on Tapawingo. Stay on Tapawingo for about 1.3 miles (long climb), then turn right on Glyndon. Turn left on Adahi, which deadends at the trail. If you find Virginia Center too busy for your liking, let me know and I can give you an alternate route through the townhouses/condos across from the metro station and the trail network behind there (thanks to acc).

    If you have metro station flexibility, Dunn Loring station is only a short hop down Gallows Road from the W&OD.

    Liz

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    Quote Originally Posted by eminva View Post
    If you have metro station flexibility, Dunn Loring station is only a short hop down Gallows Road from the W&OD. Liz
    Thanks for this info. I had no idea the DL metro was so close to the WO&D. There really needs to be a sign on the trail informing folks that the metro is less than 1 mile away (reachable by sidewalk according to Google street view). I always like to have bail out points on long rides should I get caught in bad weather or simply tire out. Living in the city, I'm unfamiliar with the 'burbs.

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    There's actually a marked bike lane on Gallows for most of the way between the DL metro and the W&OD. I've heard they will be adding lanes the rest of the way in to Tysons at some point.

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    I usually arrive much earlier, but I'm curious how you take to get from Vienna metro to get to the W&OD in an efficient manner to head into DC. I've gone the 123 Nutley route before, but that seems more distance than necessary, and Rt 29 isn't exactly a breeze in the park. Options?[/QUOTE]

    From the Northside Entrance of Vienna Metro proceed to the intersection of Virginia Center and Vaden Drive. Cross with the light onto Vaden Drive, continue until you come to a circle, notice the trail at 11 o'clock. Take the trail. Continue along the trail until you see a sharp right turn leading onto a very short path connecting to the street. If you reach Nottoway Park you've gone too far. Turn left on Tapawingo Road and continue to the intersection with Tapawingo Road and Nutley Street. I prefer to follow Tapawingo up to a left onto Meadow Lane then a right onto Courthouse Road (wonderful bike lane) and a right onto Locust St. At the end of Locust you will enter Center Street and be within sight of the Vienna Community Center where the W&OD is located.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?client=s...ed=0CCEQ8gEwAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by acc View Post
    I usually arrive much earlier, but I'm curious how you take to get from Vienna metro to get to the W&OD in an efficient manner to head into DC. I've gone the 123 Nutley route before, but that seems more distance than necessary, and Rt 29 isn't exactly a breeze in the park. Options?
    From the Northside Entrance of Vienna Metro proceed to the intersection of Virginia Center and Vaden Drive. Cross with the light onto Vaden Drive, continue until you come to a circle, notice the trail at 11 o'clock. Take the trail. Continue along the trail until you see a sharp right turn leading onto a very short path connecting to the street. If you reach Nottoway Park you've gone too far. Turn left on Tapawingo Road and continue to the intersection with Tapawingo Road and Nutley Street. I prefer to follow Tapawingo up to a left onto Meadow Lane then a right onto Courthouse Road (wonderful bike lane) and a right onto Locust St. At the end of Locust you will enter Center Street and be within sight of the Vienna Community Center where the W&OD is located.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?client=s...ed=0CCEQ8gEwAA[/QUOTE]

    +1 on Nottoway park. There is a pretty good blind downhill corner in the park so be sure to use your bell, and if you get to the bollards at the parking lot you have missed the right hand turn-off onto Tapawingo.

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