This ride will be a relaxing social ride along lightly-traveled roads
and paved bike trails on this scenic peninsula near Occoquan.
ride through Mason Neck State Park, the adjacent National Wildlife
Preserve, Gunston Hall historic plantation, and some lovely
neighborhoods facing the Potomac River. There is even a covered bridge
along the route.
This is mostly a flat ride (only one hill towards the
end) with lots of shade and natural beauty the whole way.
There is no
charge to get into Pohick Bay Park if you have a driver's license
showing you live in Alexandria, Arlington, City of Fairfax, Fairfax
County, Falls Church or Loudoun. If you live outside these member
jurisdictions then there is a $7 entrance fee per car to get in the
Lunch afterwards at a nearby eatery.
(Directions: 1) From I-95
S, take exit 163 to Lorton. Left onto Lorton Rd at the end of exit
ramp. Go under second overpass and turn right onto Lorton Market St.
(You will see Shoppers Food Warehouse) Go about 1.5 mile to
traffic light at Route 1. Go straight through light (road name changes
to Gunston Rd) and go 3.4 miles to Park entrance on left. OR 2) From
I95N. Take exit 161 to Lorton, Rt 1 N. Go about 1.5 miles to first stop
light and turn right on to Gunston Rd. Go 3.4 miles to Park entrance
on left. Once inside the Park, continue straight to the first parking
lot on the right.)
The ride leader may cancel the ride if the high
temperature for the day is forecast below 45° or chance of rain is 50%
or more. Please check the PPTC Ride News if weather looks doubtful or
call a ride leader that morning. Peter