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    Hey everyone,
    I have family that just moved to Charlottesville so of course I've been tooling around on Google Maps figuring out a reasonable bike route to get down there from Arlington. Would like to avoid Rt. 29 as much as possible and get this done in one day. Anyone ever done this? Would love to hear from anyone that's made the trip! Cheers!

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    I remember from school there was a guy that would go up to NoVA by bicycle for the breaks. Back then I thought he was crazy; now I also would love to know the best route.

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    I always take 3 to 522 to 20 on the motorcycle.
    Can't stand 29.

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    This route is loosely based off the route taken by the DC Randonneurs Felkerino http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3530539

    I'm not crazy about the Braddock Rd Start, but there is a sidepath there.

    If you do take this route, definitely report back!

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    Wow thanks! This looks great - I'll give it a try as soon as it warms up.

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    Be careful on Rt 28. It gets a lot of traffic and is pretty narrow after Nokesville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwhatley View Post
    Wow thanks! This looks great - I'll give it a try as soon as it warms up.
    Best of luck! I developed a route starting from Crystal City. I haven't gotten a chance to try most of it yet, though I know the section from Alexandria to Quantico sucks as you make your way through suburban sprawl. It was difficult finding a way around/through that stuff.

    I would trust Felkerino's route more than mine.

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