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Old 08-24-05, 01:23 PM   #1
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Annapolis to DC

any one do this commute? care to share your route?

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Old 08-24-05, 03:31 PM   #2
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it's a bit far. When would you sleep?
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Old 08-24-05, 03:50 PM   #3
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any one do this commute? care to share your route?

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I made the ride a few years ago but not as a commute. A friend had a cue sheet. Part of the route was being turned into a sprawl development and we had to carry our bikes across a stream using the beams on a partially completed bridge. It doesn't take all day. Take heart, there was a fairly safe route in the late 90s so there may be one still. I'd call the WABA office and ask for one of their volunteer commuter mentors.
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Good general info site is http://bikewashington.org/

The Annapolis / DC routes are
http://bikewashington.org/routes/greentobay/index.htm
and http://bikewashington.org/routes/chesapeake/index.htm

Once inside the Beltway it depends on where in DC you are going.

If you post your desitnation, someone might be able to figure out a way to get there.

PS I haven't tried these routes so I can't vouch for them.
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That sounds like a long commute. Mine is Crownsville to Columbia and its 22 miles one way.
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No but there's a guy that does this route. He uses the bus/bike combo at times. There was a short article about him in last months Spoke Mag(June). Try to dig it up and contact him. I have ridden it but not on the commute. It was the third leg of a century ride last fall...DC to Bmore to Annapolis t DC. I only followed so can't help. But I will say it was the most crowded of the 3 legs for that ride.
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MD Rt-450 from the City Dock to and thru Bowie and beyond the Capitol Beltway to a left turn on Rt-202 and then another left on Rt-1 will take you right to the White House. 32 miles one way. Concealed weapon is optional.
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i live in arlington va and commute to dc about 5 miles each way. i am planning on riding out there for a work related event with a few less experienced riders and thought a commuter would have a good route. thanks for the links cc, ill check out those routes.
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