Presidents Day Bike Ride – George Washington Themed

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.

Meet

9:30 am at Velo Cafe (730 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024)

Rollout at 10

Sites

We will visit the following sites related to George Washington:

Washington Monument

Custis Trail

George Washington Survey Marker

Christ Church in Alexandria – We’ll go inside

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial – We’ll go inside

Route

The route will be approximately 20 miles starting in SW DC and ending in Alexandria

Approximate route: https://goo.gl/maps/xps2ZohQyhB2

Bathrooms

Bathrooms will be available at or near each stop, except for a brief stop on the Custis.

Pace

No drop. Average of about 13 mph with a sweep.

Bring

Bike Lock

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

After Party

For those that want to grab late lunch/early dinner afterwards, we will find a mutually agreeable location in Alexandria.

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