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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    Yep, that's the one. Stop by, I'm sure they would like the company.
    I have no idea where that is relative to the trail! Even after consulting a map I've only ridden Mt Vernon a couple times and both times I was on the wheel of someone from this forum. I'll try to find it though... I never scoff at free bagels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    I have no idea where that is relative to the trail! Even after consulting a map I've only ridden Mt Vernon a couple times and both times I was on the wheel of someone from this forum. I'll try to find it though... I never scoff at free bagels.
    Head south on the MVT past Roach's Run (parking lot with porta potties). Go past the DCA fence where the trail is wedged between the parkway and the fence and up a trail overpass over a DCA access road. About 100 yards past the end of that bridge you will see another bridge to your front and a trail off to your right. Take the right. Click image for larger version. 

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    It doubles back under the MVT and goes under the GWMP

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    Then goes under the railroad tracks

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    and up to the Crystal City Water Park

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    Got a bell today in Crystal City!

    Beautiful day - lots of cyclists out. Many are still rolling right past the pit stop, though. Folks must not love bagels as much as I do;-)

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    Thanks dana! I found it successfully. I also mapped my ride in advance and noted the approx mileage of the turn off, and luckily Street View also had some good vistas. Funny thing was another cyclist asked for directions on my way into DC - that always seems to happen whenever I'm somewhere relatively new.

    Nice to see you, consularrider. I'll try to arrive earlier tomorrow so we can actually chat a bit.

    I got a bell, a purple t-shirt leftover from last year, a granola bar, bagel, banana and a coffee - well worth the 8 mi detour!
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    I took the long road in and also stopped at the Crystal City Pitstop for bagel and bell. Right after I left I ran into a cyclist with a flat tire on the MVT. I didn't have a pump, so I directed him back to the pit stop so hopefully someone there could help him.

    Kudos to you MVT regulars -- it is busy and narrow.

    Liz

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    Quote Originally Posted by eminva View Post
    Kudos to you MVT regulars -- it is busy and narrow.
    That was my experience as well... gotta get out of bed 30 mins earlier tomorrow.

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    I stopped there too today. Nice folks!

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    Got my bell, and a bagel and banana this morning. Also, the CC pit stop crew said that they will not be giving out jerseys to those who visit each day this week, but there will be a drawing on Friday for 1 of 10 Bike Arlington jerseys.

    got a bell, got a light, missed the patch kit, wonder what tomorrow will bring?

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    Well since I'll be going right by CC anyway, I spose I should stop in on Friday!
    Hmm. I think I will need to head out a little earlier than 7:15 from Shirlington if I'm going to hit 3 pit stops AND make it to work by 8:15.
    They'll probably catch up with me anyway

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    Anyone riding from Leesburg/LoCo to MoCo/Bethesda on BTWD? One of our Marriott riders is making the trek from Lansdowne via White's Ferry. If anyone from LoCo rolls into our Rock Springs Business Park Pit Stop, hit me up for refreshments. And if you don't register at Leesburg, register with us. We'll be open 6:30-9:30.

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