The Friday Cyclotouriste

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DMV’s bicycling infrastructure, part 3

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The DMV region has a truly excellent network of dedicated bike paths, particularly Arlington.

Thank goodness. Because driving an automobile around the Northern Virginia suburbs reminds me of one of Dante Alighieri‘s hell realms.

But hidden in plain sight is a surprisingly robust matrix of bike lanes and pathways.

From Arlington to Falls Church (including the Metro stops from Rosalyn to West Falls Church) it is quite convenient to go by bicycle from point A to point B.

Many of the paths — like the Curtis Trail shown in these images — traverse wooded areas that are only yards from utterly congested roadways such as Interstate 66.

Above a pair of ducks are enjoying a hidden pond.

The paths are heavily used. In fact, they are busier than most bike paths and lanes I traveled on in California.

Written by fridaycyclotouriste

December 17th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

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  1. Hey Nathan,
    Welcome to the east coast…
    I’m curious what bag you are using on your porteur rack. Is it purpose made? Does it have a convenient way to attach and come undone? I worked on plans for a bag for a friend although we drifted away from actually seeing the project through to completion.


    18 Dec 13 at 9:24 am

  2. Hi Dave, thanks for the welcome!! The bag is from Wharf Clothing in Rhode Island. It fits decently on the front rack, but definitively not as well as a purpose built bag would. I intend to post a few more pics of the set-up, but if you’re curious about the bag maker here’s a link:

  3. Cool. Although the bag seems pretty basic, it seems like a suitable choice for going with that rack, plus the color looks good too.


    21 Dec 13 at 6:32 pm

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