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Enter Reston Patch's W & OD Trail Contest

Patch and Dominion Virginia Power are among the partners supporting  the Dominion Trail Mix on Sept. 3.

These two organizations, along with the Greater Washington Sports Alliance and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, will host  this environmental event to highlight the tremendous, unique, natural resource that exists in Northern Virginia -- The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail.

The event will feature the largest community service project in the trail's history and will culminate with a festival off the trail that encompasses themes of active lifestyles, recreation, the environment and our community. 

So Reston Patch wants to know - what is your favorite exercise route on the W&OD? Hsve you biked to Leesburg and back? To you jog through the trail to Reston Town Center?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and you can be entered for a drawing for a gift card. Patch contest rules can be found

Friends of the Reston Regional Library August 16, 2011 at 03:29 PM
I've run and biked many sections of the trail in 10 or so mile increments. Love doing it with a friend, but solo, it gets pretty boring and safety dictates not doing it alone either. There are numerous geocaches along the trail (hope they don't get all cleaned up in the community service project) to make it interesting and the trail history markers are fun to take out-of-towners to see. My favorite section is the stretch that parallels the park next to Fannie Mae. It's easy to take a break and stroll through this beautiful oasis.
Tom W August 16, 2011 at 04:33 PM
I use the W&OD as my primary route to bike to work. Although it's designated as a park, the W&OD is like I-66 for cyclists going to and from work. Unlike many of the recreational users, we're using the in all weather all year long. You'll also see many pedestrians going to and from their workplace during the morning and evening rush hours.
Steve Gurney August 16, 2011 at 08:34 PM
I use the trail to commute from Reston to Tysons a few times a week, I have done the commute by bike, running, skateboard, unicycle, rollerblades and cross country skis!
dave king August 22, 2011 at 10:20 PM
I saw a river otter the other day on the trail!
Richard Vogel August 28, 2011 at 12:22 PM
My wife and I find the section from the Hunters Mill Rd. crossing to Vienna a nice ride. The trail does get crowded though, so you might park at the route 28 lot (if you can find it) and head west to Leesburg.


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