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Walking and Bicycling Tours
Seeing the Washington, DC region by bicycle is a great way to experience the nation’s capital, historical sites, and cultural attractions! With all the region’s great trails you can easily ride from Alexandria to many other locations in the region.
The Web sites below offer a selection of touring clubs, local bicycle shops and bicycle rental outfits in the Alexandria and DC metropolitan area. A listing does not constitute a recommendation.
Podcast Walking Tours
The City of Alexandria has many interesting and enjoyable sites that are easy to access on foot! Get the most out of your stroll! Visit the Alexandria Podcasting page to download the following podcasts:
Walking with Washington
A self-guided walking tour of Alexandria sites associated with George Washington. For more information please click HERE
Women’s History Walking Tours
The Friends of the Commission offer self-guided walking tours on women's history in Alexandria, or can provide guided tours for groups. For more information about these tours, contact Susan Butler at 703-370-3334
Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Bicycle Rides
Citizen-led monthly rides are held in Alexandria by the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committte (BPAC). For details, please visit BPAC's website.
Lunch in Shirlington Ride (Year Round)
The “Lunch in Shirlington” ride meets year-round on Sundays at 9:45am (for a 10AM departure) on the brick plaza in front of the Shirlington Library / Signature Theater at 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington 22206, for a 16 mile loop on the bike trails of Arlington (the Arlington Loop: traveling first on a portion of the W&OD Trail, then the Custis Trail, the Mount Vernon Trail, and the Four Mile Run Trail). The 3-4 miles on the Custis Trail are hilly; the rest of the ride is pretty flat (average speed on ride is about 10-12 miles per hour; cue sheet available).
This is a friendly, social ride; new people are welcome and will soon be part of the regular group. Lunch after the ride is at one of the many restaurants in Shirlington (free parking in garages and lots). Bring a helmet, water, bike lock, money for lunch, and a bicycle in good repair with properly inflated tires. If raining or icy, temperatures below 40 degrees, or wind greater than 15 miles per hour, the ride will be cancelled.
Email the rider leader, Ron Trueworthy more information or for last minute cancellation news.