We'll ride on the W&OD (Washington & Old Dominion), a paved multi-use rail-trail. We'll meet at the W&OD parking lot off of Pacific Blvd in Sterling, VA at 10:00am and start out riding west on the trail at 10:15 AM.


See map for location on our Meetup page - it's doesn't have a street address, but the Plus Code (use with Google Maps) is
2H76+RR Sterling, Virginia
or the GPS coordinates are 39.015811, -77.437044

In general, the directions from DC are:

West on 66 to VA-28 north,
Left exit on Waxpool Rd (VA-625 west)
Right (N) on Pacific Blvd

The parking lot entrance will be on your left after the Honda dealership, just after you go over the bridge that crosses the W&OD trail.

The ride will be out and back on the same trail so you can make it as long or short as you want, but we'll aim for 20-25 miles with the group.

Just before we finish our ride, we'll stop at Carolina Brothers BBQ, which is right along the trail. They have outdoor seating and bike racks. (See the picture) We'll have to go inside to order at the counter, so make sure to have your mask and money if you'd like to buy lunch there. We can take turns going in to order so someone can keep an eye on our bikes. Then it's only 3.4 miles to get back to the parking lot, so we don't have to ride far on a full stomach.

(Note: there's also a brew pub along the trail - Old Ox Brewery - about a mile from the parking lot.)

Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, as well as snacks and lunch if you don't want to have Carolina Brothers BBQ for lunch. Our bikes will be in our sight while we eat outside. No additional locks are required to keep your bike safe on this trip.

For the E-bike Lovers group to be successful, we need to grow our membership carefully. Please feel free to invite other E-bike lovers, spread the word and let's have fun.

Please only RSVP if you are coming, so we know how many E-bike Lovers will participate. We enjoy a nearly 100% RSVP success rate. Thank you so much for your help!

As usual, non-assisted bikers are most welcome.

We follow COVID 19 social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask while we are gathered talking, or whenever we are not able to keep our distance from others.

Space is limited on this ride since the W&OD is a multi-use trail that can often be busy. Please respect the right of way of horses and pedestrians while on the trail, and give plenty of warning and space when passing. Our route is a little less congested than some areas on the W&OD, with few street crossings, and a good amount of shade, so it's a very nice ride.