National Greenscape Corridor
Bike Tour Cooperators National Mall U.S. National Arboretum National Turfgrass Federation BicyleSPACE Arlington National Cemetery National Cherry Blossom Festival

The green settings of DC’s monuments and historic buildings are the canvas on which these architectural icons are painted. Learn about three of these historic and cultural landscapes on this guided bike tour and explore how the landscapes of our capital contribute to its grandeur!

The National Cherry Blossom Greenscape Corridor Bike Ride will take place Saturday, April 18, 2015 and begin at BicycleSPACE, 440 K St., NW at 11:45 a.m. This 11-mile tour will then ride to Arlington National Cemetery where participants will be able to learn more about the turfgrass and landscape maintenance at ANC and how the landscape there contributes to honoring those men and women who have served to defend our country. The second stop on the tour will be on the National Mall, where Michael Stachowicz, the National Mall’s turf management specialist, will discuss riders the renovations of the mall grounds and explain the environmental features being installed during the renovations. The final stop on the tour will be the U.S. National Arboretum, home to many national plant collections, the Capitol Columns, and the National Grove of State Trees. Geoff Rinehart, coordinator of the newest exhibit at the Arboretum, will lead participants on a short walking tour through the new ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit which showcases turfgrass uses, benefits, and best management practices. Refreshments will be available for bike ride participants and participants are invited to bicycle to additional collections and displays on the Arboretum’s 440 acres.

Click here to register for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Greenscape Corridor Bike Ride on Saturday, April 18!
Bike Route

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Our Goals for Tour Participants:

  1. Make this a fun experience for bikers of all ages.
  2. Experience Washington, DC from the bike seat, a different experience than the usual tour group.
  3. Exercise and enjoy the urban outdoors with friends and family.
  4. Learn about Arlington National Cemetery, its rich history, traditions and beautiful grounds.
  5. Experience the National Mall as never before, with a National Park Service host as he explains the Mall's history, renovations to the grounds and plans for the future.
  6. Visit the National Arboretum, learn about Grass Roots and other outstanding displays and exhibits.
  7. Be the first to bike the National Greenscape Corridor, a new venue for exploring the great outdoors within Washington, DC.