Leesburg, VA Seasonal Bike (YR1456)
Bike from 13 to 145 kilometers (8 to 87 miles) along the 9-ft wide paved Washington & Old Dominion (converted rail) Trail. (AVA Trail Rating 2A)
The U.S. FreedomWalk Festival Club sponsors this long-distance riding event. Registration and directions are at the start, the Comfort Suites, in Leesburg, Virginia. From there you can decide which direction and how far you want to ride. West it's uphill to Purcellville--shaded most of the way, long unbroken stretches; you could coast most of the way back into Leesburg. East it's downhill initially. The directions indicate turnarounds for a variety of distance choices. Being a long-distance event, you could start at other locations at other times if you wish. You register for each day you ride, and get distance credit for the option you choose.
For AVA special program participants, this bike qualifies you for Bridges and You'll Never Walk Alone (Leesburg, Purcellville).
With so much to see and do, make Leesburg a week-end or travel destination for walking (2 year-round and Veterans Day IVV walks in Leesburg alone) sightseeing; wine, cider, distillery, and beer tastings; fine dining (Lightfoot Restaurant and Tuscarora Mill are at the top of locals' lists); antique shopping; and, much more. The Comfort Suites offers a Freedom Loudoun Bike/Walk rate of $115/night; call the Leesburg location directly (703-699-1650) to request this rate. This package includes local transportation in the hotel's van; it even could transport your bikes so you could have a one-way ride within Loudoun County.
See additional important information at General Walk Information and the AVA event page.
Comfort Suites, 80 Prosperity Ln, Leesburg, VA 20175 AT17/105590