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Bike Day Trip: Capital Crescent and Rock Creek trails

Spring is finally with us, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy nature and do some exercise.

Some may say that summer is just as good – those that don’t know what DC summer is like, or are really into sweating.

There are two cycling trails that will take you closer to the woods, but not too much into the wild. These are the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) and the Rock Creek Trail (RCT). Both connect downtown DC with Bethesda’s city center. You can go both ways on one trail, but what I like the most is to start the day cycling the CCT, and after a restoring lunch in Bethesda, come back to DC on the RCT. Both trails are perfectly achievable to someone that doesn’t exercise regularly/is a coach potato (like me).

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