13 Colonies Route

Overview

Join us on a historical tour and let see how well you know about the history of the US. You’re going to explore downtown DC on the streets named after 13 original colonies of America. Interesting right? Try to guess what colony is coming up next on your bike adventure while enjoying the views on both sides. You’ll also past some cool places such as the Art Museum, the National Mall and several parks where you can stop for breaks, sit under the trees and watch the world goes by.  

Terrain

The terrain is pretty flat and the paths are all paved.

Access

The loop starts and ends at Dupont Circle

Food and drink

You’re advised to bring your bottles since it’s difficult to reach any eateries without leaving the route. You can find a few restaurants and cafes on the way back to the starting point.

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15.672 km / 9.738 mi

Total Distance

59 m / 193 ft

Total Ascent

59 m / 193 ft

Total Descent

30 m / 99 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Good
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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