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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    the dry side

    DC fall vacation, bike rentals and trails inquiry, Mt Vernon Trail

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    Hey All
    Looking for any tips/info on the GW/Mt Vernon trail. We hope to rent decent bikes. It looks like Bike n Roll (Union area?) is the only rental option. Someone suggested that the portion of the trail from DC to Alexandria is not that great. We certainly don't mind 20 miles each to Mt Vernon. We will not have a vehicle, and will be staying in the Mt Pleasant area. We'll be there in a few weeks.
    Tips, thoughts, suggestions?

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    northern Virginia
    There is a bike shop in Old Town Alexandria called Wheel Nuts, and they rent bikes.


    I haven't actually met the owner, but he is a member of my bike club. I expect you could call them for up to date information about trail conditions.

    Also for general info on rides in the DC area, including the Mount Vernon trail, there's Bike Washington. www.bikewashington.org.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    I have done business with this organization, and can definitely recommend them. They may be a good resource for you.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Washington, DC
    I've never ridden the Mt Vernon trail, but I've seen this bike rental business deliver bikes around town: http://www.bikestoborrow.com/

    I live in Kalorama... PM if you'd like to get together for a drink/coffee. I'd recommend Mintwood Place for a bite (http://www.mintwoodplace.com). So far, one of my favorites. Enjoy your visit!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2019


    Hey We will be making a 6hr trip and with that said... Looks like we can bring:
    Buns and rolls
    Chips and dip
    Hope this helps
    Kevin & Lisa from Central Bridge NY



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