I want to do a pilot test commute to work from Vienna, VA to Upper Marlboro, MD. It's roughly a 26/28 mile ride one way.
I've mapquest(ed) all the way, but there's a long stretch along Arlington Blvd that I would like to avoid and do instead as much as possible on the W&OD. Is there a way to get to DC downtown, or as close as possible through W&OD? As a reference, once in DC I have to follow Independence Ave until Pennsylvania Ave SE and follow Penns. Ave all the way to final destiny.
Any tip/advice will be very appreciated.