One of many perks of living at The Maxwell includes plenty of biking trails near and around the building. And Arlington, Virginia is a very bike-friendly town. So much so that the city has its very own website devoted to getting around the area on two wheels. If you’re ready to start pedaling and arrive your next destination, use this guide to help you get from A to B.
Finding a Bike
If you don’t have a bike or would rather not deal with the hassle of owning one, check out Capital Bikeshare’s numerous locations all over Arlington. Find a bike you can rent, use and then return it.
If you’re brand-new to biking or if your skills could use a tune-up (pun intended), consider taking a class through the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. Check out this calendar to see when and where the next class in Arlington will be.
To shop for a brand new set of wheels or to just stock up on accessories, feel free to visit The Old Bike Shop, Phoenix Bikes or Hudson Trail Outfitters, all located in Arlington. For a list of more stores in the area, please visit bikearlington.com.
Routes and Parks
For a complete list of bike trails all over Arlington, check out this map. The city is home to more than 50 miles of off-street trails. A few highlights include the Four Mile Run Trail. Despite its name, the trail is actually 6.2 miles long. Cyclists should look forward to a scenic, wooden path with many twists, turns and a few short and steep sections.
For a challenging, 10-mile bike ride through many of Arlington’s top sites, consider taking a spin on the “Heart of Arlington” trail. Get to know the city as you speed by highlights including Bluemont Park—another great biking spot—and Alcova Heights Park.
If you’re searching for a scenic trail that follows the Potomac River, consider the Mount Vernon Trail. It starts in Rosslyn and ends at George Washington’s famed home.
The four-mile long Custis Trail (named after historical figure Martha) roughly follows the same path as I-66. Expect a handful of difficult hills in addition to winding turns on this path. If you’re so inclined, you can follow this trail all the way to downtown D.C.
Ballston’s The Maxwell provides complimentary bike storage for all its residents and welcomes bikers. And that’s just one of many perks residents can enjoy. To learn more about this exciting community and to begin the leasing process, contact us today.