The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail will host a 20 mile bike ride on Presidents Day visiting four sites associated with George Washington. Full event details are below. Please let us know that you’re coming by signing up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presidents-day-bike-ride-george-washington-history-tickets-56062216599?aff=ebapi&ref=eios
About this Event
The Presidents Day Ride is back! This year’s ride is all about our nation’s first President, George Washington (redacted is a long discussion about whether John Hanson was the really the first President under the Articles of Confederation).
Why’s the Washington Monument multi-colored? Why is the Custis Trail called the Custis Trail and what does it have to do with GW? Explore the border of a 1200 acre plot owned by GW that you’ve biked past 100 times. See the Washington family pew which has been used by at least 6 Presidents and one British Prime Minister. See the best view of the City of Alexandria.
9:30 am at Velo Cafe (730 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024)
Rollout at 10
We will visit the following sites related to George Washington:
George Washington Survey Marker
Christ Church in Alexandria – We’ll go inside
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial – We’ll go inside
The route will be approximately 20 miles starting in SW DC and ending in Alexandria
Approximate route: https://goo.gl/maps/xps2ZohQyhB2
Bathrooms will be available at or near each stop, except for a brief stop on the Custis.
No drop. Average of about 13 mph with a sweep.
Small donation to Christ Church as a thank you to the volunteer docents
$15 for admission to The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Snacks to prevent you from getting hangry
For those that want to grab late lunch/early dinner afterwards, we will find a mutually agreeable location in Alexandria.