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National Mall Bike Tour

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Jefferson Memorial Plaza, Washington, DC
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 25 2009  12:45 pm  (Carpool Departure: 11:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Apr 8 2009 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 22 2009 12:59 pm
Event Duration:3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Lucas Fisher
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Join the National Park Service for a bike tour on the National Mall. I've participated in these tours several times before and we always learn a wealth of interesting facts. This tour is :"Off the Beaten Path: Brainiac! America's Smartest People".

The tour runs from 1-4pm. We meet behind the Jefferson Memorial Plaza (you know, the place with the statue of Jefferson) at the bottom of the stairs facing the tidal basin. Please show up by 12:45pm so that you are sure not to miss the tour departure. You must bring your own bike and a HELMET IS REQUIRED to participate.

More information:

A description of this tour:

Transportation: The Jefferson Memorial is accessible via metro or car. If you metro, please consult the National Mall map on how to reach the Jefferson Memorial. If you drive, there is usually parking in East Potomac Park on Ohio Drive almost directly underneath the I-395 and Williams Memorial bridges. Again, see the map. You can then bike the short distance to the Jefferson Memorial.

National Mall map:

Required Items to Bring:
Helmet (Required to participate)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the North:
1. Take MD-295 South.
2. Take exit for US-50 West.
3. Follow US-50 into the city for
5 miles. It turns into New York
6. Turn left onto I-395 South.
7. Take exit for Ohio Dr SW.
8. Turn right on Ohio Dr SW.
9. Turn right on Buckeye Dr SW.
10. Turn right on Ohio Dr SW.
11. When you are under the
bridges the parking lots are on
the right.

From the West:
1. Take I-66 East.
2. Cross the Roosevelt Memorial
3. Takes the exit for
Independence Ave.
4. Take slight left onto
Independence Ave/Rock Creek
Pkwy/Ohio Dr. and follow river
5. Exit left onto Ohio Dr SW.
6. Cross short bridge over
opening to tidal basin.
7. Cross under I-396 bridge.
8. Parking lot is on the left.

From the parking lot:
1. Turn right out of the parking
lot onto Ohio Dr SW.
2. Turn right on E Basin Dr SW
(do not cross the bridge).
3. The Jefferson Memorial is on
your left.
4. Meet around back (side facing
Tidal Basin) at the foot of the
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 11:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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