I love to bike. I rediscovered biking two years ago when I got on a road bike instead of my hybrid. Love at first pedal. Fortunately, Northern Virginia offers some of the best biking options around including the Arlington Loop:
The Arlington Bike loop showing many of the popular starts and stops
During the nice weather months I bike the loop 3-4 times a week. For me it’s a 20 mile ride door to door.
It’s a pretty interesting ride. Here are some photos from some recent rides.
Bluemont is neighborhood in Arlington. It was a railroad junction and there is a stop along the trail that tells you all about it, along with a railroad car you can check out.
The railroad car at Blumont Junction
In Bluemont Park you can always see a ball game, or watch a tennis match.
Here is a stop about 3 miles into my ride. It’s a man made wetland where you can see turtles, frogs and an occasional heron.
Some information about the wetlands
Riding along the river. Do we live in a great place or what?
Near the airport
I always like to stop at Gravelly point and watch a few planes land right over my head. Check it out:
I just liked these trees. Not too far from Shirlington.
Rounding back to the W&OD trail head.
Capital Bike share bikes and Shirlington Crest townhomes in background. This is a great neighborhood where I have helped people buy and sell townhomes. Questions? Just ask.
The Nauck neighborhood was the original name for the area surrounding the trail head of the W&OD.
Information on the W&OD which you can ride all the way west to Purceville. We’ll do photos of that one another time.
I would love to hear about your great rides. Comment below. Let’s ride!