Three rides in the trails of Fairfax County, VA.
June 1, 2014
Rain Date: June 15
Location: Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190
- 1 Park
- Start: 1 pm
- Actual Mileage: 4.5
- Total elevation: 1,000 ft
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The Kid's Ride-Bring the kids to enjoy a special ride geared just for them! MORE and Trails for Youth partner to lead a well organized kids ride option that will run between 5-7 miles. Parents are not required to participant but are welcome to join at no charge if desired.
The REI 20 Miler-This 21-mile loop starts from the Hunt Club and warms up along the Washington and Old Dominion and connected trails before a short loop of the equestrian grounds at Clarks Crossing. Then it's onto the CCT northward to Colvin Run Mill before returning for a full tour of the Lake Fairfax Park trail system.
The Northern Tour-The new mid-distance route will have you wondering where all the pavement went. After a short start along the W&OD, the trail heads south through The Glade and down to Fred Crabtree Park, where you'll turn a 3-mile loop over Little Difficult Run in this picturesque little hidden-away park. Then it's back out to the CCT and Clarks Crossing, before heading north along Difficult Run until it meets up with the Potomac and a tour through Great Falls National and Riverbend Parks. Don't forget to bring your camera for a view of the famous falls! Then it's back on the bike, by the historic Colvin Run Mill and into Lake Fairfax Park for a big helping of dolce singletrack!
The Wakotink Dogbone-If you're looking for a long circuit course without any transportation required, this is your route! This course takes off where the party will be when you're done and heads south along the CCT to the site of the weekly TNR for a lap of Lake Accotink and Wakefield Parks. Just try to ride the race course at Wakefield without making engine noises with your lips! Then it's back north along the CCT and you'll know when you get to Oak Marr Rec center that you're done with civilization and back to mother dirt, a tour of Clarks Crossing, CCT North, and Colvin Run, before rolling through Lake Fairfax for a tour of the latest creations of singletrack artistry.
While you can’t beat the mountain biking, there are tons of other fun activities to enjoy with the whole family while you’re at Lake Fairfax. Enjoy a spin on the carousel ride or spend the afternoon with the kids exploring the marina with its fishing, canoeing, and paddle boating options. Of course, we can’t forget about the destination water park, Water Mine, located right onsite that will sure to be a splash after your long day pedaling! More information on all of these activities offered through Lake Fairfax can be found on the Lake Fairfax Website.
Sunday, June 1st Post-Ride Party
The NoVA epic has it all with a killer post-ride party at the Hunt Club, located directly next door to Lake Fairfax Park. Come celebrate your successful Epic ride with family, friends, and some of the best mountain bike company around! Entrance is free with paid registration and additional entrance passes can be purchased for family and friends on Bike Reg when you register for the event. The party will offer BBQ, 2 free beers compliments of New Belgium, and a live band that will be the perfect end to your Epic day adventure.
Aid Station Locations
We’re in the process of creating some awesome new additions to the 2014 routes. Keep posted for the exact locations for the aid stations along the new routes!
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