Bike Ride #17 - Fletchers Boat House to National Harbor
Meet at Fletcher's Boathouse the ride will start around 9:30.
Details: It is 90% flat and a small roadway section through Alexandria. Once at the Harbor, we can decide on length of a break at National Harbor for exploring the sights and lunch, the restaurants. I'm not sure of the total distance, around 32 miles. There is long incline to the center of Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac from either direction. The views from the bump-outs on the bridge are awesome. A bit of a challenge for beginners, but can be done. Road or Hybrid bikes are OK. On the Maryland side returning there is a cork screw ramp to the rest area over 495.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we don't leave without all attending. Helmets are required.
Directions: From 495, take the Glen Echo exit onto the Clara Barton Parkway. Follow the Clara Barton Parkway until it be-comes Canal Road. Continue on Canal Road until the entrance of Fletcher's at Canal and Reservoir.Rd. Fletcher's is located on the right side of the road and you will see the Abner Cloud House, an old stone building next to the canal. A traffic light has been installed to help with getting down the entrance. Turn left onto Reservoir Rd. and go up to make a u-turn and proceed back down to the traffic light. On the green light go across Canal and down the ramp to the upper parking lot. Parking is available on both sides of the canal.
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