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Presidents Day Bike Ride - George Washington History

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District Hardware and Bike

730 Maine Avenue Southwest

Washington, DC 20024

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Event description
Ride your bike and learn some fascinating history about President George Washington.

About this Event

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).

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.

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District Hardware and Bike

730 Maine Avenue Southwest

Washington, DC 20024

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