In addition to the Loop de Ville hike, we're celebrating National Trails Day with a guided bike ride around the Rivanna Trail loop. Meet at the IX parking lot at 9:00 AM; then ride to Jordan Park to begin the loop. We can stop at Bodo's on Emmet St. for an early lunch, and finish with refreshments at one of the establishments in the IX area.
The Rivanna Trail loop is approximately 18 miles of riding with ~1200 feet of climbing. Most of it is singletrack through urban greenery with one 2-3 mile street ride section. It is mostly beginner/intermediate friendly, but be prepared for getting your feet wet at stream crossings, and encountering vegetation along the trail, and occasionally pushing your bike. The ride should take 4-5 hours depending on the group. This is a no-drop ride.
Please bring water, snacks, a spare tube, and tools, etc. Please contact John Lewis at email@example.com if you have any questions, and if you intend to join so we can get a handle of numbers.