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    How do we see which pit stop we registered for if we forgot?

    I think I may have registered for Crystal City but if I've got to be at work at 7 AM, that's not going to work. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelOnWheels View Post
    How do we see which pit stop we registered for if we forgot?
    It probably doesn't matter except if they run out of T-shirts.
    Now if I were behaving strategically, I would look at the quality of the bikes being offered in the "raffle" and choose the Arlington pit stop with the best combination of bike quality and lowest expected number of registrants. I have the feeling the answer to that is the Tri360 stop in the afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelOnWheels View Post
    How do we see which pit stop we registered for if we forgot?

    I think I may have registered for Crystal City but if I've got to be at work at 7 AM, that's not going to work. :P
    Sweet, I have arranged to be at work at 8 instead, so I can hit CC on the way in and check

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    Now if I were behaving strategically, I would look at the quality of the bikes being offered in the "raffle" and choose the Arlington pit stop with the best combination of bike quality and lowest expected number of registrants.
    I was wondering when someone was going to figure that out...

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    Of course, um, knowing when the bike raffle drawings might be - could also help with strategic planning

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    It probably doesn't matter except if they run out of T-shirts.
    Now if I were behaving strategically, I would look at the quality of the bikes being offered in the "raffle" and choose the Arlington pit stop with the best combination of bike quality and lowest expected number of registrants. I have the feeling the answer to that is the Tri360 stop in the afternoon.
    How would one go about finding such information? I don't see any listings of prices on the webpage.

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    Question me too - reverse commute - need route advice

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    Going from Cap Hill to Tysons/McLean area if anyone is also heading west!
    Going from Capitol Hill to Ballston, never did it before; any advice on which bridge, which route? I know how to get across Memorial Bridge and up to Iwo Jima area but don't know how to find I-66 trail. Would prefer Roosevelt Bridge if possible; it's closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aljones View Post
    Going from Capitol Hill to Ballston, never did it before; any advice on which bridge, which route? I know how to get across Memorial Bridge and up to Iwo Jima area but don't know how to find I-66 trail. Would prefer Roosevelt Bridge if possible; it's closer.
    I think we have you covered on the other thread you posted, but to clarify - the Mt. Vernon Trail basically becomes the Custis (I-66) trail. It's all one long trail. Follow Mt. V north and you'll soon be on the Custis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aljones View Post
    Going from Capitol Hill to Ballston, never did it before; any advice on which bridge, which route? I know how to get across Memorial Bridge and up to Iwo Jima area but don't know how to find I-66 trail. Would prefer Roosevelt Bridge if possible; it's closer.
    You have lots of options, depending on what you like (hills v. fewer; trails v. roads) and exactly where you're going. The rough answer I'd give you is this:

    1) Most on-trail: get to the 14th St Bridge (entrance is near the Jefferson Memorial, how you get there depends on where on Cap Hill you're coming from), take the Mount Vernon Trail (turn left after the bridge) to Rosslyn, stop at the pit stop then continue on the Custis Trail to Ballston (or to Quincy, which has bike lanes and will get you to the eastern end of Ballston).

    2) Most on-street (and I think "flattest", though there's a big hill): get to the Memorial Bridge then to the Iwa Jima. Take a right on N Meade St, then left on the Arlington Blvd access road (the temporary light, where turning right would put you on 50). Take a right at the 4 way stop onto Rhodes, and a left at the next 4 way stop onto 14th street. Go up the big hill. Stay on 14th until you wrap around to Wilson. Left on Wilson. From you can stay on Wilson or take Fairfax, depending on where you're going.

    3) Other bridge: get to the White House. Take Virginia Ave towards the Kennedy Center ( you can go under 23rd st). Turn left either onto the sidewalk after 24th st, or at the light with New Hampshire -- either way you're headed to the KC. Take the path along the Roosevelt Bridge -- either stay on the sidewalk across from the KC, or if you're on street, turn left where cars can turn left onto 66, and get on the sidewalk there. That path puts you on the MVT, which takes you up into Rosslyn. See #1.

    Oh, and welcome! It's a nice commute, especially on the way home (downhill)

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    Daily commute from Columbia Heights/Georgia-Petworth to Farragut West area, reply if interested.

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