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    Visitor asking advice for good single tracks

    Hello fellow mountain bikers.

    I will be coming to DC mid november for 3 weeks. Will be staying at center of the city and have no car, only my mountain bike.

    Is there good good singletracks which can be reached without having own car or biking all the way from city center ?
    I usually do around 20 miles trips and dont mind pedaling 1mile vertical technical climbs if there is great downhill sections on a way back
    something like this for example what i did yesterday
    Wikiloc - ruta Enduro por la Trona del rei - Santa Coloma de Farners, Catalunya (Espaņa)- GPS track

    Also, if there is locals who would be willing to take me with to show some trails etc.

    cheers

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    As far as I know you would need a car to get to any worthwhile trails from the heart of DC.

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    Re: Visitor asking advice for good single tracks

    Rider the W&OD trail west until you hit Difficult Run in Reston VA.

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    Couple of thoughts:
    Fort Dupont is in town (S.E.) and has +/- 5 miles of dirt trails.
    Check out MORE (more-mtb.org) "rides" for an idea of all that's nearby.
    Open the calendar for posted rides, see what's nearby, and ask if anybody nearby is going, and can give you a ride.
    Believe the Metro allows bikes during no-rush hour times, so you could ride the blue line to Franconia/Springfield and in 10 minutes be riding Wakefield/Lake Accotink's singletrack.

    Once here, post again and chances are good that somebody will play host.
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    If the Metro's Silver Line had completed construction on time, you could have taken the Metro right to the Lake Fairfax trail. Otherwise, as HOV pointed out, you can bike on the W&OD to it...although it will be a bit of a hike from downtown. Trail entrance is off of Michael Faraday Drive in the back of the parking lot of the ice skating rink.

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    Shady Grove metro station in Gaithersburg is 5.5 road miles from Muddy Branch trail, a decent out-and-back 8-mile single track. If you want to get really ambitious and make it an all-day affair, ride it all the way to the C&O canal, and then ride the canal all the way back to DC.

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    Thank you for all the good info, have to look into in closer this weekend and make some plans.

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    Any good bike shops in central DC ?

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    http://www.bicyclespacedc.com/

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