New Belgium is making a real effort to incorporate families through event planning and by holding the Tour de Fat at at Yards Park, the latest addition to DC's family-friendly parks. If your little ones get tired of admiring all the bike wackiness, you can cool off in Yards Park's new wading pool!
We'll be riding as a convoy with multiple meetup points, starting at Turkey Thicket in Brookland and heading south along the Met Branch Trail, with a brief pause at R Street NE to meet with anyone who wants to join. We're adding a new stop at Stanton Park, in case any of our Capitol Hill friends would like to join us.
When: Saturday, June 16
- Turkey Thicket meetup: 10:30am
- Met Branch Trail @ R Street NE: 11:00am
- Stanton Park (4th Street NE @ Mass Ave NE): 11:30am
- arrive at Tour de Fat: 11:45am
Where: Turkey Thicket Rec Center, Met Branch Trail, 4th Street NE/SE, Yards Park (4th & Water Streets SE) [route map here]
Distance: 5 miles (one-way, full ride from Turkey Thicket)
Difficulty: Intermediate (for distance. Street navigation is very easy)