Monday, February 2, 2015

Trail Event--Sunday, April 25

Paul’s Ride for Life – a fun bike ride for everyone!
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.   Registration open (packet and bib pick-up, onsite registration)
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Ride (rolling start)
11:30 a.m.   Closing ceremony & raffle drawing
Rain or shine!
Download the RIDE DAY FACT SHEET and get all the information you need for the ride!
WHERE: Registration, ride start and finish, closing ceremony, and raffle drawing are all at the Reston Town Centeron Democracy Street between Library and Explorer in front of The Bike Lane (bike shop) in Reston, VA. Download a pdf map of the Reston Town Center for location and parking garages.
ROUTE: Start at Reston Town Center on Democracy Street. All rides are out and back heading west along theWashington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail. The route is paved asphalt. The ride includes 10, 20, and 1/2 Century +2 mile options. Volunteers will be at several rest stops along the way to cheer you on and nourish you with goodies. We’ve even heard a rumor that cookies might be at every rest stop this year!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Trail Event--Sunday March 29th

7th annual Walter L. Mess
W&OD TRAIL 5K
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm

On Washington & Old Dominion Trail from Oak Street to Shreve Road to Little Falls Street and back Start & finish at American Legion Post 130, 400 North Oak Street, Falls Church, Virginia. In memory of Walter L. Mess, chairman emeritus of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority 
www.SafetyAndHealthFoundation.org/wod

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Trail to be cleared of Snow this winter

According to the FALLS CHURCH NEWS PRESS "The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority will clear the Washington & Old Dominion Trail of snow this winter, says Chris Pauley, the director of park operations. The trail, owned and operated by the park authority, runs through Falls Church and is widely used by bikers, runners, walkers, skaters, and dog walkers."  See complete story at

http://fcnp.com/2014/12/23/in-case-of-snow-45-mile-wod-trail-will-be-cleared-f/

Monday, November 24, 2014

Trail Event November 27

The Giving Thanks 5K is on Thanksgiving morning. Expect more trail traffic in Vienna trail area (west of Ayr Hill) between about 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Most of the course is on the trail, although it starts on hilly neighborhood streets.  Race supports wounded warriors. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Trail improvements at Vienna Community Center

As reported in the November 20, 2014 Sun Gazette, ...
"Trail Upgrades:  Salgado [Vienna Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Salgado] also updated the Council regarding plans to shift the location of the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail near the community center.  The  trail will be widened to 18 feet near the center and will have a 1.5-foot-wide gravel shoulder in some areas.  Officials hope to add an S-curve to the trail shortly before it intersects with busy Park Street an add 6-inch-tall 'teardrop' islands in the middle of the trail on either side of the street."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Connector Trail to open Oct 25

The Meadow Lark Garden Connector Trail is scheduled to open the weekend of October 25. This connector trail is near mile marker 14.5; between Vienna and Hunter Mill Road. 1.5 miles long, the Meadowlark Connector Trail provides a link to the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. This trail section is paved. Getting to the Gardens from the connector requires using a short road ssection. The 95-acre Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, open daily year-round. Walking paths wind around ponds, native trees, wildflowers, a butterfly garden, a Korean cultural garden, and many other visual sites.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trail Paving results in gravel detour

Paving has begun from Crestview west and trail users from west being detoured to gravel at Sterling Road. Skinny tire bikes can't negotiate there well.