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9780762723058

Road Biking Washington, D. C.

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  • ISBN13:

    9780762723058

  • ISBN10:

    076272305X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: FalconGuides

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Summary

This completely revised, redesigned, and updated edition ofShort Bike Rides Washington, D.C.presents over 30 great rides in and around the nation's capital. Includes maps and detailed route descriptions for each ride.

Author Biography

Michael Leccese has been a bike commuter, tourist, and occasional racer for 30 years. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today, and, with his wife Kathleen McCormick, written or edited several books on architecture and planning. The New York native now lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he is a principal of Fountainhead Communications. He also is the author of Short Bike Rides in Colorado (Globe Pequot, 1995). Rolf Pemberton is a cyclist and outdoor enthusiast with articles in both local and national publications. An advocate of riding etiquette and environmental respect, he founded an oversees cycling club with chapters in Costa Rica, Canada, and the United States. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife Kathryn.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xi
Bike Rides
Monuments on the Waterfront Ramble
1(8)
Monuments on the Mall Ramble
9(10)
Rock Creek Park Ramble: D.C.
19(7)
Rock Creek Park Ramble: To Maryland and Back
26(7)
Capital Crescent Ramble
33(7)
W & OD Trail Cruise: Through Virginia Countryside
40(7)
Mount Vernon Trail Ramble: To Old Town Alexandria
47(8)
Mount Vernon Trail Ramble: Alexandria to Mount Vernon
55(6)
Rosemont Ramble
61(5)
Reservoir--Great Falls Cruise
66(7)
Upper Rock Creek Park Ramble
73(5)
Sligo--Rock Creek Weekend Ramble
78(7)
National Arboretum Loop-de-Loop Ramble
85(6)
C & O Canal Ramble: Georgetown to Great Falls
91(7)
South Arlington Ramble
98(7)
North Arlington Ramble
105(6)
Neighborhoods of Northwest D.C. Ramble
111(6)
Dupont--Georgetown--Cleveland Park Ramble
117(5)
Prince William Forest Park Ramble
122(5)
Prince George's Urban Farmland Ramble
127(6)
Two Creeks of Maryland Ramble
133(5)
Around Avenel Ramble: A Piece of Potomac
138(7)
Edwards Ferry Cruise
145(6)
Sugarland Loop Ramble
151(4)
Escape to the Maryland Countryside Challenge
155(7)
Three-State Special Cruise
162(7)
Hardly Hilly Hunt Country Cruise
169(6)
Winery and Woods Cruise
175(6)
Blue Ridge Splendor Cruise
181(5)
To the Races Cruise
186(5)
Historic Waterford Challenge
191(12)
Appendix
Bicycling Organizations in the D.C. Area
197(1)
Regional Conservation Groups
198(1)
Maps to Obtain
198(1)
Suggested Reading
199(1)
Bicycle Rental and Repair Centers in the D.C. Area
200(1)
Organized Bike Rides around D.C.
201(2)
About the Authors 203

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