RE: [BikeWashingtonDC] Bike Route from Rockville Maryland to Tysons Corner Virginia
- Oh, and I didn't come up with the NBT-CCT connection, I tweaked this a
little: http://www.bikewashington.org/commute/bcct/south.htm -- see
[mailto:BikeWashingtonDC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Monte
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 9:39 PM
To: 'Mike'; BikeWashingtonDC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [BikeWashingtonDC] Bike Route from Rockville Maryland to Tysons
I go from Rockville to Ballston -- anywhere in Virginia other than the big
bike paths (Custis, Mt Vernon, W&OD) is unknown to me -- I take the North
Bethesda Trail and then take residential streets to connect up with the CCT
-- this, http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=667295, shows my entire route,
some of which may be useful to get you down to the river -- someone else
will have to help with Tysons, which I've heard of but never been to.... A
more scenic and 5 mile longer route to the CCT is shown on this,
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=216417 -- Monte Fisher
[mailto:BikeWashingtonDC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 4:43 PM
Subject: [BikeWashingtonDC] Bike Route from Rockville Maryland to Tysons
Can anyone suggest a bike friendly route between RockVille MD to Tysons
Corner Virginia. I'd love to get out of my car a day or two per week.
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- Once you get up the hill on 41st, in Virginia, after you cross the ChainBridge
Make a left on Randolph Street
Until you get to Richmond Street
You'll see an overpass above North Glebe Road
Go on that overpass
You'll be on Old Glebe Road
Stay on Old Glebe Road until you hit North Glebe Road again (at the big church)
Make a left Stay on North Glebe Road
Until you hit Williamsburg Boulevard where you make a right
After Westmoreland you'll go under a bridge (the Metro Orange line)
Then it'll become Western Street North
Stay on Westen Street North until before you hit Leesburgh pike / Broad Street(highway 7) you'll cross a bike trail, if you're at the 7-Eleven you've gone too far
Make a right on that bike trail, it will take you to Tysons Corner
rootchopper <rootchopper@...> wrote:
I hope you are both strong and fearless. You'll need to be strong
because 41st is incredibly steep.
As fro fearless, I don't know if you want to come down Seven Locks.
You might be better on Falls Road to MacArthur. The roads to and
through McLean to Tyson's are narrow with minimal shoulders and heavy
I recommend scouting out routes on a Saturday on your bike or in a
--- In BikeWashingtonDC@yahoogroups.com, "nkeenan633" <nick@...>
> Your biggest obstacle is the Potomac, and you'll have to cross at
> Chain Bridge.
> I'm familiar with the area around Chain Bridge, not so much
> or Tysons. I would try taking Seven Locks Road to MacArthurnever
> Boulevard. I know the southern part of Seven Locks is bikeable,
> been on the northern section. On MacArthur, once you get toto
> Brookmount turn right onto Maryland Avenue and then left onto Ridge
> Drive. After a few hundred feet there is a paved trail going off
> the right that goes over the Clara Barton Parkway and the Canal andcome
> puts you on the towpath. Go about a mile downstream and you'll
> to Chain Bridge, there is a pedestrian ramp from the towpath to thehttp://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/EnvironmentalServices/dot/planni
> Once you're across the bridge, Arlington is pretty bike-friendly.
> Here is the Arlington County bike map link:
> I would go straight after the bridge, go up 41st to Old Glebe Road,
> then take that to North Chesterbrook. North Chesterbrook will take
> you deep into Fairfax County. From there the only advice I can
> is to follow neighborhood streets to your destination.---------------------------------
> I hope this helps.
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