Friday, May 24, 2013

Photos: Bike Ride to Rockville, Maryland

I recently took a bike ride from North Arlington, Virginia to Rockville, Maryland. I biked across the Chain Bridge and then up the C&O Canal path through The District before navigating the busy suburban roads of Montgomery County. I stopped at Glen Echo Park and then headed to downtown Rockville. After eating lunch in the town square and walking around historic Rockville, I ended up riding the Metro Red Line subway with my bike from Rockville to Bethesda and then riding the Capital Crescent Trail into Georgetown before biking across the Key Bridge and taking the Custis Trail the rest of the way home to Arlington.

Here are photos of Glen Echo Park and Rockville:

Photos: Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia's new Long Bridge Park features some of the best soccer pitches in the D.C. area and offers visitors views of the monuments across the Potomac River as well as the passenger and freight rail trains passing by and the planes taking off and landing at National Airport.

The park reclaimed a major brownfield into an environmentally friendly green space ideal for bicyclists, pedestrians and families on a picnic.