Friday, February 24, 2017

February 2017: The Secret Kidical Mass Arlington Ride!

It's February and it's 70+ degrees outside. Let's ride!

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To take advantage of this GORGEOUS weather (before the clouds roll in tomorrow afternoon), we're going to ride TOMORROW! Yes, it's short, notice, so please help spread the word.

We're going to meet at Lyon Park in North Arlington (near Fillmore and Pershing), then ride on my favorite "secret" trail (the Long Branch Trail), then we'll work our way around Lyon Park, Ashton Heights and Virginia Square to discover a "secret" park at the old Clarenford Trolley Station (13th & Vermont).

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 Meet at 10:00am (we'll play at the playground for a few minutes, aim to roll out a little after 10:15am)
Meet:  Lyon Park, 414 N Fillmore Street; 22201 (though we'll be at the playground on the Garfield side)
End: Clarenford Station Park,  1300 N Vermont Street; 22201

Parking is easy on neighborhood streets. The ride back to the start is an easy 2 miles, and can easily be diverted through Ballston or Clarendon for lunch. All are welcome.

The Route:

The ride should be easy-to-moderate for Kidical Mass -- a bit over 3 miles with some hills (none steep). All major road crossings are at lights; no busy trails or roads.