Let’s get the obligatory Queen link out of the way shall we?
Over eight thousand of you picked up Capital Bikeshare memberships from Living Social so we’re assuming some of you might want to actually, y’know, ride somewhere – particularly with the weather improving notably. Here’s two great resources for you:
One, the local organization Rails to Trails has a great site called TrailLink. You can simply retrieve all the DC trails or you can venture out into Maryland or Virginia. The C&O is lovely and runs through a lot of great places to stop along the way. Make it out to Loudoun and you can get a sandwich at Wegmans to hold you over till we get one in the city. Or the Whole Foods in Vienna – we won’t tell.
If TrailLink’s minor registration requirement rubs you the wrong way or you’re looking to take a more practical and less scenic trip you can actually use Google Maps for cycling. This feature actually went in a year ago and it does some interesting things to try to keep you in bike lanes and avoid heavy traffic areas. They talk a little about it in this announcement here and it’s interesting reading even if you’re not a mega-nerd. I found it outright fascinating. *harrumph*