Bike the Colonial Parkway

PED 127

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The Bike the Colonial Parkway represents a new and improved product. The logistics of the course are much friendlier to the average student and the James and York Rivers are every bit as scenic as the Potomac.

This course is a fun way to earn 2 physical education credits and learn some history at the same time. These places are close by and integral to our heritage and it's worthwhile to refresh our memories about their importance.

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Bike the Potomac

 

PED 128

The Bike the Potomac course used the C and O Towpath, which was perfect for a ride like ours: no cars to worry about and lots of nice sights to see. One drawback is that it is a 5-hour ride from Tidewater to Harpers Ferry. There is also the expense of overnight lodging.

The Colonial Parkway ride avoids the expense and time of getting to the Towpath. The Parkway contains 3 lanes of road but only 2 lanes of traffic. Thus, a rider has lots of "elbow room" to maneuver and it is plenty safe.

The Parkway road is a little rougher than the towpath, but the scenic vistas are equal. Thus, the Bike the Colonial Parkway represents a new and improved product. The logistics of the course are much friendlier to the average student.

Beginning with Summer 2005, The Bike the Potomac course ceased to exist and is replaced with the Bike the Colonial Parkway course.

 

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