Beer Shortcut

 

Lots of good stuff to take in on this relatively short ride:

  • The Agricultural History Farm Park has goats and old farm machinery and a Master Gardener’s demonstration garden.
  • The farthest upper reaches of the Rock Creek trails network are pleasingly rustic, despite basically snaking through a bunch of subdivisions.
  • The Blue Mash Nature Trail starts off a little boring but once you get into the woods it’s great. Waredaca brewery is of course great. Brookeville Beer Farm has pizza.

Important note about trail surfaces: basically none of this is actually singletrack, in the IMBA sense. Some of it grassy doubletrack, some of it is just mowed grass, some of it is just kind of a dirt trail through the woods. There’s nothing technical or really challenging, but it is bumpy.

 

Important Reminder

Metro does not allow bikes during rush hour on weekdays. If you are planning to catch the train home after a non-weekend day of riding, make sure you do so before 4pm or after 7pm. I made this mistake. I wouldn't recommend it.