Vélo - Presidents Day Ride : Sur les traces de George Washington

Lundi 18 février 09:30-13:00

Organisée par les "Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail", cette petite randonnée vous permettra de découvrir une partie de l’héritage de George Washington.

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). This year’s ride is being co-hosted by my good friends the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail.

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

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.

Sign Up
There’s an Eventbrite for this event so I can let the folks at Christ Church and the Masonic Memorial know how many folks are about to invade their facility and I can contact folks if there’s any changes to the plan.

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