Arlington is definitely known for its incredible history, eclectic urban villages, and arts and culture, but did you know that one of the best ways to experience it all is on two wheels? Cooler temperatures provide the perfect atmosphere for a leisurely bike ride as a way to explore, and Arlington features 36 miles of off-street, multi-use trails for bicycling, walking and jogging. Portions of these trails pass through beautiful natural areas of local and national parks, connect to regional bike trails, and offer stunning views of the Potomac River, Georgetown, National Mall and more.
What's more, Arlington has 49 miles of marked, on-street bicycle routes, connecting the off-street trails with each other and with Arlington's lively neighborhoods. For more information on how easy it is to bike around Arlington, visit www.bikearlington.com.
And you don't even need to bring your own bike! The Capital Bikeshare program offers nearly 1,700 bikes for short term rental all over Washington, D.C. and Arlington – there are more than 175 Bikeshare stations, so you can be sure there's one that's never more than a few blocks away. Just join (for a day trip or other options), pick out a bike, and pedal away! You simply return the bike at a Bikeshare stop wherever your final destination may be. For more information visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.