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Old 02-05-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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Looking at a job in Herndon - we have a 1st grader, are serious recreational road cyclists and don't need to live near DC - where is a good spot to live with a reasonable commute to Herndon of perhaps 30 minutes or less? We would be looking for a house to buy/rent.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Reston or Herndon proper to live and you have the Old Dominion Bike Trail which runs right through the town of Herndon. So get yourself moved on in and be close to a bike trail that can take you from Arlington to Leesburg.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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Thanks! I wasn't aware of the bike trail - that looks pretty cool. Any idea how it is to ride the roads around Reston or surrounding areas? Here in Colorado the drivers are pretty used to cyclists and I haven't had any problems.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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I have not actually biked around city streets much ( I live in Cascades) but I would not endorse anyone doing any serious biking time on streets. The traffic is just too heavy. Stay on the bike trail and enjoy.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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Actually the W & O D bike trail goes west as far as Purcellville. Some of the streets will have bike lanes, Dranesville Road has a bike lane from Sterling to Herndon. I'm sure other drivers will have noticed bike lanes from time to time and could chime in here.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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I live near South Lakes High School and occasionally see packs of bikers meeting at South Lakes High School and riding the roads of South Reston.

This may be the group The New Reston Bike Club Website - RBC-Home but I'm not a biker and don't know for sure.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: TX
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Leesburg has a cycling club and TONS of people road bike aorund Leesburg, Purceville, Waterford etc... it's pretty rural. YOu might look in Ashburn for housing close to Herndon, great schools and closer to the more rural roads for biking.

The WO&D paved trail is great Runs from Purceville all the way into Alexandria.
Map of the W&OD Trail

You can also park at whites Ferry, take your bike on the ferry and ride all along the Potomac into DC on the C&O canal trail. (it's not paved, it's crushed gravel so a road bike may not work too well)
The C&O Canal Bicycling Guide - Welcome!

Plum grove cycling is a great resource
Plum Grove Cyclery - Leesburg, VA - 703-777-2252

so is...
Bicycle Outfitters

They should be able to hook you up with all sorts of maps and rides etc...
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: VA
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I've seen some people biking to work in Reston in the morning. I pass at least 3-4 people on bikes every morning when driving to work (in winter ).
A co-worker of mine used to ride his bike every day to work from Fairfax in summer, so you shouldn't have any issues here.
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