Monday, August 29, 2011

iPod Oblivion

Any of this sound familiar?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Trees down between Vienna and Reston

There's one large tree down just east of Difficult Run. It's possible to get around it on the shoulder. Another tree is partially blocking the trail just west of Hunter Mill Rd.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Trail Event- August 27

Civil War Hike

Date: Saturday August 27, 2011
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Wiehle-Hunter Mill
Notes: Civil War Hike. Monthly hike of Civil War reenactors from Wiehle Avenue to Hunter Mill Road. Time of event is from 9 AM to 5 PM. Approx one dozen hikers for this event.

Trail Event--September 3

Hail the Trail', Saturday, September 3
Hail the Trail, part of Dominion Power's Trail Mix, will be held on Saturday, September 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 10 different locations along the W&OD trail. Volunteers are needed to support the 'Park Station' Hail the Trail site in Vienna. Volunteers will meet at the Vienna Community Center and help remove trash and invasive species. Each volunteer will receive a free t-shirt! The first 100 volunteers on site will receive a free pastry courtesy of Vienna Fresh Market. Visit Dominion Trail Mix ( )for more information. To register as a Hail the Trail participant, visit:

Thursday, August 25, 2011


There were some unusual visitors in Vienna late yesterday afternoon- 30 velomobiles. They started their trip July 28th in Portland, Oregon and ended their journey in Georgetown last night. FABB arranged a stop in Vienna at the caboose and everybody present got a good look at these exotic machines. To give you an idea of how fast they move, the first sighting was in Leesburg on the east side of town; one hour later they were in Vienna- that's from the 32 mile marker to just east of the 12 mile marker. At one point out west going downhill one of the riders recorded a speed of 70mph. A more detailed look at their journey can be found here:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Trail Event--August 21

Reston Bike Club Century
Time: 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: W&OD Leesburg-Reston
Notes: 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).

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Construction at Maple Avenue

This picture, looking westward, shows the new intersection with Maple Avenue in Purcellville. The gravel bed coursing leftwards will be the new trail. On the other side, an identical alteration is in process with result that the trail will cross Maple Avenue at a right angle.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Training for New Patrollers

Orientation for new Trail Patrol members will be held at 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 17th, at the intersection of the W&OD and Sandburg St. in Dunn Loring. Bring a chair or something to sit on. The session should last about an hour. No need to bring anything except pen and paper if you want to take a note or two.

If you are interested in becoming a member you should attend. This session gives a basic overview of what the Trail Patrol is and what it does. Please let the training coordinator know if you are going to attend. Contact: Dirck Harris, Patrol Training Coordinator,

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Trail Event- August 14

Leesburg 10/20K Run

Date: Sunday August 14, 2011
Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Dry Mill Road near 4H Fairground to Leesburg
Notes: Leesburg 10k/20k sponsored by Potomac River Running Events Inc.
Approx 1200 people for this event.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Patroller Orientation

Date: Saturday August 13, 2011
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: intersection of W&OD & Sandburg St - Vienna
Notes: All new patroller trainees are encouraged to attend.
If you have questions or want to sign up contact Dirck Harris, Patrol Training Coordinator

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flooding at Wilson Blvd. underpass

Certainly it will not last very long, but people should be careful at the underpasses.

Arlington, VA at Wilson Blvd.

If that does not look scary look at the video ...