This informal Community Bike Ride will take us on a search for the remnants of the Washington and Old Dominion railroad in Alexandria. There is enough of the old right-of-way left that one could imagine a trail/road bike boulevard parallel to West Glebe including trail sections and Tennessee Ave.
One section, less than a mile, will be on wood-chip-paved dirt and some riding will be on sidewalks, but most will be on low-speed roads or bike paths. We will stop often to point out where the W&OD railroad once delivered passengers to St Elmo and Alexandria Junction. We should get back to Del Ray in time for lunch or a snack at noon.
This will be a no drop ride. The 7-mile route (more or less): http://goo.gl/7rZeWJ
Date: Saturday February 21, 10 am - Noon
Location: Velocity Bike Co-op, 2111 Mt Vernon Ave, 22301
Cost: There is no cost to attend.
Bring: Yourself, a bicycle, water, a sense of adventure.
In Virginia, helmets are required for riders 14 and younger. This ride will go ahead unless rain is expected.
Also posted on Meetup.
Here's my post on the ROW from some time ago.