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Mountain Biking in NOVA/Fairfax
Posted by: MTBer ()
Date: April 04, 2010 02:04PM

So spring is here and bike season is in full swing. I'm brand new to the area and I'm looking for some trails to start mountainbiking. Resources?

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Re: Mountain Biking in NOVA/Fairfax
Posted by: Trebor Snika 1 ()
Date: April 04, 2010 02:13PM

We wouldn't know. Most of us are socially-inept obese college dropouts who live in their parents basements.

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Re: Mountain Biking in NOVA/Fairfax
Posted by: 12345 ()
Date: April 04, 2010 02:23PM

I always used to see people mountain biking around Lake Accotink in Springfield. The lake trail also hooks up w/ the Fairfax Co. Connector trail and there are probably some off-shoots that might be interesting. Not really any mountains around here though.

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Re: Mountain Biking in NOVA/Fairfax
Posted by: Piggy ()
Date: April 04, 2010 02:35PM

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is good up in MD. You can start up in Carderock or Great Falls, MD. There is the Mount Vernon Trail that follows the Potomac. There is also the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. The Internet is a great resource.

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Re: Mountain Biking in NOVA/Fairfax
Posted by: Trellis ()
Date: April 04, 2010 03:55PM

Go here for local info:

www.more-mtb.org

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Re: Mountain Biking in NOVA/Fairfax
Posted by: johnnie muir ()
Date: April 05, 2010 05:04AM

Being a walker not biker don't care for them mountain bikes much. that sh8t about not tearing up trails is just that b8llsh8t. Might I suggest the billy goat trail at Great Falls Park, spectacular views of the river.

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Re: Mountain Biking in NOVA/Fairfax
Posted by: Hi ()
Date: April 05, 2010 06:17AM

Fountainhead park
Wakefield park
There are organized MTB races here during the summer - google "cranky monkey"

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Re: Mountain Biking in NOVA/Fairfax
Posted by: Captain Obvious ()
Date: April 05, 2010 06:24AM

MTBer Wrote:
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> So spring is here and bike season is in full
> swing. I'm brand new to the area and I'm looking
> for some trails to start mountainbiking.
> Resources?


Google Earth? Nah, I'm just being a smart-ass, that wouldn't work.

Resources? Umm, Gee, why not go to Carder Rock or Great Falls and browse all the business cars stapled to the trail sign-in sheet.

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Re: Mountain Biking in NOVA/Fairfax
Posted by: Captain Obvious ()
Date: April 05, 2010 06:26AM

Captain Obvious Wrote:
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> MTBer Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So spring is here and bike season is in full
> > swing. I'm brand new to the area and I'm
> looking
> > for some trails to start mountainbiking.
> > Resources?
>
>
> Google Earth? Nah, I'm just being a smart-ass,
> that wouldn't work.
>
> Resources? Umm, Gee, why not go to Carder Rock or
> Great Falls and browse all the business cars
> stapled to the trail sign-in sheet.


business carDs. Seriously, trail masters and guides leave their business cards at most of the area's national parks.

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