Update 7/27/2015: The Washington DC Metropolitan Council of Governments signed the 2015 Car Free Day Proclamation
Every year around September 22nd, people all over the world go “car free” for the day, choosing instead to get around by foot, bike, or public transport. Luckily for those of us living in the Washington DC area, getting around without your car is simple and fun—any day of the year!
With two practice locations, the surgeons and staff at CPS often find themselves bouncing back and forth between Chevy Chase, MD and Annandale, VA, which got us thinking about the great bike routes between our two locations.
We’ve put together a super 90 minute bike ride between our plastic surgery offices that is filled with great local sights as well as places to refuel and hydrate. We hope you’ll give the Ultimate CPS Bike Route a try and enjoy some of these great DC businesses along the way. Happy pedaling!
Heading to Washington, DC
Make your way to Capitol Crescent Trail and follow it to downtown DC for a nice, scenic cycle along the canal.
Before leaving the neighborhood, we recommend popping in to the Chevy Chase Supermarket to stock up on healthy snacks for your ride.
The best way to start the day is with a nice breakfast and, luckily, DC is full of options! If you’re planning a more leisurely day, why not try your hand at completing a private DC Donut Crawl? If fried dough isn’t you preferred way to start a long ride, head over to Coffee Nature for a delicious coffee drink or breakfast sandwich.
While you’re in downtown DC, you can also stop by BicycleSPACE to make sure your gear is in tip-top shape. You’ll find a welcoming, friendly staff ready to offer exceptional customer service and bike care.
Head toward the Alexandria Aqueduct and make your way over the Potomac River. Head straight until you hit the Custis Trail and take a right.
Here’s when your healthy breakfast will come in handy: the next part of your route through Arlington is the perfect opportunity to take in the sights uninterrupted. You’ll follow the Custis Trail for around 4 miles before turning right onto Washington and Old Dominion Trail.
Heading to Annandale
Follow the route to Annandale Road and make your way to our Annandale location.
By this point, you may be ready for lunch. The Falls Church, VA area has plenty to choose from, from quick and delicious Cantonese fare to hand-crafted American cuisine at FDB Eatery. You can sit and enjoy your bite or pack it up and keep following your route until you hit Luria Park on Holmes Run Drive for a peaceful picnic.
Once you’re ready to move again, head toward Woodburn Road. Our friendly staff will be glad to give you a high-five after completing your ride!