Saturday, May 16 2009 @ 04:29 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Be among the first to pedal across this new Potomac River crossing after 1 pm on Saturday, June 6, National Trails Day
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail will open for public use after 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6. This 1.1 mile, 12-foot wide multi-use trail will allow bikers and pedestrians to travel between Alexandria, Va. and Prince George’s County, Md. The trail will not be open prior to this date and time!
The trail includes three “bump-out” areas with informational displays and telescopes for taking in unique views of Old Towne Alexandria, National Harbor and Washington D.C. and is barrier separated from vehicular traffic traveling the bridge on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 95/495 South).
In Maryland, the trail ties into the Potomac Waterfront Community Park and Potomac Heritage Trail. Included in the Community Park is a landscaped deck over the Capital Beltway with more information displays and viewing locations. From there, the trail leads to adjacent National Harbor and to Oxon Hill Road.
Join a “community convoy”
The Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Arlington County are making plans for convoys of cyclists to converge on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail on National Trails Day!
The Oxon Hill Convoy
A convoy of Maryland cyclists will leave the Oxon Hill Park and Ride Lot at 12:45 pm. At 1:00 pm we will be among the first to bike across the bridge from Maryland to Virginia. Other convoys will be cycling from Virginia into Maryland. More details will be posted next week at <a href="http://www.ohbike.org
; and <a href="http://www.waba.org