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Join Date: May 2005
Location: Falls Church, VA
Bikes: Trek 750
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What do you consider a decent hill? Short and steep or a long climb?
DC if full of short and steep hills
Beach drive is great on weekends. When I want extra hills, I use Porter or Tilden or the road at the zoo. Ridge and Ross are also good. Anything that climbs out of the creek valley can be good.
Mass Ave is a good climb up to the Cathedral. So is Wisconsin.
Nebraska and Arizona makes a good combo, especially if you go all the way down to MacArthur.
In NE is Fort Totten (I usually combine it with Harewood)
In SE is MLK BLvd, big hill up to St E's. More hills on south Capitol, and Mississippi getting back to Alabama.
In a few months WABA will be doing it's 50 State ride, where you get to meet the hills of DC. 65 miles, and it's a real workout.
Just outside of DC - Arlington, especially north Arlington, is very hilly. Williamsburg, Yorktown, Military. Cross Chainbridge and try Chain Bridge Road, Glebe or 41st St (more than a 22% grade, good luck).
Also, in Montgomery Co, the Forest Glen area (Capitol View, Stoneybrook)
Further still, southern Fairfax (Alexandria, Lorton) and the middle part of Montgomery County. Loudon County has many hills and short mountains. Even Prince George can be a challenge (lots of stream valleys)
Last edited by cc_rider; 04-11-11 at 01:08 PM.