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Biking

Biking

Biking

Biking

BIKING

Bike riding is one of the best ways to experience Fairfax County. Travel at a speed that allows you to appreciate sights you may have passed many times sitting in a car but never really noticed. When was the last time you were able to stop and read a historical marker? There are more than 50 in Fairfax County. Explore quiet, tree-lined streets and trails using Fairfax County's excellent interactive map of biking routes. Paper copies of a biking map are also available from many local bicycle stores. Use Capital Bikeshare to explore the Washington, DC area without worrying about transporting your bike. Read more below.

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Types of Bike Trails in Fairfax County 

The 100-foot-wide Washington & Old Dominion Trail is "the skinniest park in Virginia." It's also one of the longest parks; 45 miles of paved trail ideal for bicycling, walking, running, and skating. Built on the roadbed of the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, the W&OD Trail runs through the heart of Northern Virginia and into the countryside toward Leesburg and Purcellville. There are even sections of the trail set with gravel, perfect for horseback riding.

For mountain bikers, the Cross County Trail begins at Great Falls National Park on the Potomac River and extends 40 miles south to the Occoquan River. It's a north-south mostly unpaved trail that winds through the county, connecting several county parks and green spaces. It provides a unique mountain bike experience. There are several other mountain bike opportunities listed on the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority websites.

One absolute must for mountain bikers is Fountainhead Regional Park's black diamond biking trail. One of the most popular trails in the region, visitors are offered a fast, fun and challenging mountain bike experience down a single-track course. A true gem for the area. Check out the map.

For more information on biking in Fairfax County, visit www.fabb-bikes.org. For details on great hiking trails in Fairfax County, take a look at the local and regional parks that offer picturesque trails and other outdoor activities.

Find more bike-friendly listings below. Enjoy the ride!


Capital Bikeshare

Fairfax County recently added more than 20 Capital Bikeshare stations to Reston and Tysons. Bikeshare allows you to pick up a bike at one location and return it to another location, allowing you to get from point A to point B easily. If you’re new to Bikeshare, you can try the system with a $2 single-trip fare. These single 30-minute trip passes are available at any station kiosk (24-hour and 3-day passes are available at kiosks, too). 30-day passes and annual memberships can be purchased online. 

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