I love biking in Arlington, Va.

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
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.
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
The railroad car at Blumont Junction

IMG_4890

In Bluemont Park you can always see a ball game, or watch a tennis match.
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.
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
Some information about the wetlands
Riding along the river. Do we live in a great place or what?
Riding along the river. Do we live in a great place or what?
Near the airport
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.
I just liked these trees. Not too far from Shirlington.
Rounding back to the W&OD trail head.
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.
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.

IMG_4855

The Nauck neighborhood was the original name for the area surrounding the trail head of the W&OD.
The Nauck neighborhood was the original name for the area surrounding the trail head of the W&OD.

IMG_4853

Information on the W&OD which you can ride all the way west to Purceville. We'll do photos of that one another time.
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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s