Mount Vernon Bicycle Path to Washington, DC with Fall Colors on the Potomac River
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Jenny and I rode our bicycles together from our home near Mount Vernon Estate to downtown Alexandria, VA on a beutiful fall day in October 1999. The weather was great and we got to see the historic Jones Point Lighthouse on the Potomac River which was practically underneath the Old Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The Woodrow Wilson Bridge is a drawbridge that carries the I-95 and I-495 DC Beltway, which is currently undergoing rennovation and reconstruction to replace the old bridge with a modern new "artistic" bridge. The new bridge is set to resemble winged birds landing on the water.
The bicycle patch along the Potomac River is about 12 miles from George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate to the Jefferson Memorial in DC. I only rode the entire distance one time, but I used a portion of the path to practice for the October 2000 Marine Corps Marathon in DC.