Thursday, August 13, 2015

Trail Event, Sunday, August 23

Sunday August 23rd Reston Century Event from 6:30 AM to 5 PM. Approximately 1200 riders start at Reston Town Center. The portion of the W&OD used for this event is from Grace Street in Herndon to Ashburn Road (westbound leg) and returning from Leesburg to Reston Town Center via trail in its entirety (eastbound leg). 

Thursday, July 16, 2015


The W&OD trail was noted as 1 of 7 great urban escapes by National Geographic.  See

http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/15/rails-to-trails-america-7-urban-escapes/

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Trail Event- Sunday, June 28th

Woman's Run
Sunday, 28 June 2015
08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Reston-Herndon

Notes
Womens’ Run will be using the trail between the Reston Y and Herndon.  There is a possibility of up to 400 participants

Friday, June 26, 2015

Trail Events July 4 & 5

1. On July 4th, PVTC will have a foot race in Vienna.  Expect people on trail, Vienna heading west towards Hunter Mill Road and back between approx 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. Caboose area is start/finish/gather point.

2. There will be a brief (approx 1 hour, approx 1 mile) trail closure on the morning of July 5 in Reston because of the World Police Games half marathon.  Event starting 8 a.m. No detour!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ashburn Bicyclist Injured In W&OD Trail Crash Dies

"A bicyclist who was seriously injured while riding on the WO&D Trail last week died Monday, June 15. William S. Dudgeon, of Ashburn, was 55.  According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, he was traveling on his bike at about 4:30 p.m. on June 9 when he attempted to pass a juvenile on the W&OD Trail just west of Ashburn Village Boulevard.  At that time the juvenile attempted to take a side path, and the juvenile’s bike clipped Dudgeon's bike, causing him to fall. Dudgeon was wearing a helmet.  He was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he died Monday. The younger bicyclist was not injured."

WOMAN SENTENCED FOR DRIVING CAR ON W&OD TRAIL


WOMAN SENTENCED FOR DRIVING CAR ON W&OD TRAIL


"Last year, we wrote about a woman who drove her car on the W&OD trail, hitting a cyclist and sending other trail users diving into the bushes for safety.  Click here to read the full post.
At the time the driver was charged with driving while intoxicated and felony hit-and-run.
We have just learned that the driver reached a deal with Fairfax County prosecutors and avoided the felony charge.  She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and hit-and-run, and was sentenced to six months in prison.

Disappointing Outcome

Is six months in prison and a misdemeanor charge really the appropriate punishment for a woman who drives her car at speeds close to 50 mph for close to 5 miles on a trail designed for and used by bikers, walkers, strollers, rollerbladers, etc.?
The driver, who was drinking before getting behind the wheel, endangered the lives of many trail users, and raised fear in the local community about the safety of the trail.
According to Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau, the outcome is disappointing.  Not only does the woman in this particular case get off somewhat easily with a misdemeanor charge, the message is sent that driving while intoxicated and causing injury is not serious enough to warrant felony charges."

Monday, May 4, 2015

Trail Event-Sunday, June 7th

The American Diabetes Association's Northern Virginia Tour de Cure (www.diabetes.org/novatourdecure) will be held on June 7th beginning and ending at the Reston Town Center.  The charity ride hopes to once again have 1200 participants take part.

The segmented portions of our routes that are on the W&OD trail between Vienna and Purcellville will be especially busy.  Times range from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Trail Event on Friday, May 15th.

On Friday May 15, 2015 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 79 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to receive refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for  bicycles being given away.