Mount Vernon Trail Ride and Fort Hunt Picnic With FABB and Alexandria BPAC – August 18th

Bike ride from Jones Point to Fort Hunt for a potluck picnic. We’ll also check out the Parkway crossings that are part of a safety study.

NPS is currently studying safety at intersections on the southern part of the GW Parkway, and they’re accepting public comments through August 21. On Sunday, August 18, let’s bike to each of the 11 intersections in the study and use that experience to inform our comments. Because it’s less than ideal to bike with a large group on the MVT on the weekend, we’ll probably break into smaller groups of 4-5 people, each led by an experienced rider.

Along the way, each group will have the opportunity to observe issues like speeding on the parkway, the difficulty of crossing the parkway to get to the trail, and trail crossings where it’s hard for drivers to see trail users (and vice versa). We’ll then regroup at Fort Hunt, where we’ll collectively discuss our observations, have a potluck picnic, and write up our individual comments (paper and pens will be provided). If anyone wants to join just for the picnic, they’re welcome to do that too.


  • Start location: Jones Point Park next to the bathrooms
  • Start time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Picnic Location: Fort Hunt Park, Area E
  • Picnic Time: 11 a.m. (approximate)

This ride is a joint effort of the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail, the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling and the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

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