Sometime this November or December I am going to be hosting a muni weekend up here in northern VA. I have a few of the details worked out, but it’s pretty loose right now so I need to know a few things from whoever is going to try and make it. Right now it looks like this:
Friday afternoon- natural trials at Difficult Run. This is a creek (or a run?) that runs alongside Difficult Run trail. It’s part of Great Falls park. Even though this is a trail, don’t be fooled. Here you can find some of the best natural trials spots in NoVa. There is stuff that beginers would find easy to stuff someone like Ryan Atkins would find hard. http://www.unicyclist.com/index.php?page=gallery&g2_itemId=559500
Saturday- Muni at Fountainhead Regional Park. Fountainhead park has a dedicated mountain bike trail. It’s full loop is something like 10 miles, but there are tons of shortcuts and such that can be taken. Some super-tech sections, lots of very steep uphill, short steep downhills, full of roots and rocks. It can be a really exhausting trail, so come with lots of water (although maybe thats because last time I did fountainhead it was close to 100 degrees out).
If there is anyone still around on Sunday and still can/want to ride then we can do anything from cruising around DC to natural at Chain Bridge to an XC ride at Great Falls.
So the only problem with doing Friday at Difficult Run and Saturday at Fountainhead is that they are roughly 50 minutes apart. You could work out a way to sleep halfway inbetween the two or something. If at all possible, these two spots are for sure worth the drive.
If possible I would like to do this the weekend after thanksgiving. If that doesn’t work with you guys, then pick from these dates: November 16-18, 23-25 (Thanksgiving weekend), nov. 30-dec. 2, Dec. 7-9, 14-16.
Hope to see all you Richmond guys there, and whoever else can make it (maybe Philly area?).
PS. Closer to the date I will be posting directions to difficult run and fountainhead.
Not sure which weekend will work best, but I’ll definitely make a concerted effort to come out, at least for Saturday. Glad you’re putting this together, I think the Belle Isle Muni Weekend legacy has kinda run it’s course. I’ll see if Ryan Blunt or Local Max are interested.
im rather interested but it would help if you had exact dates. see if you can find the numbers to some hotels or camp grounds in the area also so people can book lodgings if coming. I think it would be about a 3 hour drive for me but i would be happy to do it if I could get some details.
I rode a bus from Boston to NYC in August. $15 each way. That could get you about half the distance, anyway. Maybee you can get a ride w/ someone from there if there are no buses going to VA, or there isn’t anyone who you can ride w/ the whole way.
I see if I can pop up from Cville, ill have to nix thanksgiving weekend,
I might already be up in the area for the Dec 21-23 weekend but I think I should be able to make at least one of the two days which ever weekend is picked.