Sunday, July 7, 2013

BAC Facilities Committee (BAC FAC) - Capital Crescent Trail - July 20

Please join the Bicycle Advisory Council's Facilities Committee (BAC-FAC) on a ride or 'rolling meeting' Saturday July 20, 2013, beginning at 1:30p. The second ride of the season will explore access the Capital Crescent trail within the District.

The Capital Crescent trail (CCT) is a popular transportation route for bicyclists, however, access to the trail for District residents is limited. The main access points in the District are in Georgetown beneath the Key Bridge, Norton Street, NW and Fletcher's Boathouse.  Access to the boathouse location is particularly difficult for cyclists and pedestrians because the of a lack of sidewalks or signalization along Canal Road NW. Access at Norton Street is also difficult do to a lack of signage identifying the location of the trail entrance.

The BAC-FAC team will be riding the CCT starting from the Georgetown entrance continuing to Norton Street and into Ward 3, stopping along the way to view access points.  We will likely travel in Ward 3 at Norton Street, stopping for food or beverage. Then we we will return along the CCT.

Below is a tentative route map:

View BAC - FAC Capital Crescent Access in DC ride in a larger map

As always, we strongly recommend that you bring a helmet, snack and plenty of water as the temperature will likely be hot and humid.  Please plan to arrive about 15 minutes before the ride begins, we will leave promptly at 1:30p.

Please contact Jeanie Osburn ( if you have questions about the ride.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you.