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Leesburg Debuts New Bike Trail Network
Town officials will unveil new trail signage on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Fox Ridge Park.
Leesburg, VA (April 18, 2017) – Thanks to a joint effort between Bike Loudoun and the Town of Leesburg, bicyclists can now enjoy a network of designated bike trails around Leesburg, connecting to the W&OD Trail.
Two newly-designated segments of the network – the Blue and Green Trails – are on shared-use paths, marked by distinctive trail signs at intervals along each route. The Blue Trail extends 5.5 miles, beginning at the W&OD Trail in Tuscarora Creek Park and ending at the cul-de-sac on Ball’s Bluff Road NE near the entrance to Ball’s Bluff Regional Park. The Green Trail runs for 2.6 miles, beginning at the W&OD Trail near Fox Ridge Park and ending at the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and North King Street. Cyclists can continue north on shared-use paths to Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School, Smart’s Mill Middle School and Tuscarora High School from the northern end of the Green Trail.
The Blue and Green Trails are linked at their southern trailheads by the W&OD Trail. The distance between trailheads on the W&OD Trail is 1.9 miles.
“The designation of the Leesburg Bike Trail Network is a great example of collaboration between the Town and private groups,” said Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk. “I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of Dennis Kruse and other members of Bike Loudoun for helping to make this project happen.”
A map of the Leesburg Bike Trail Network is available on the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/biketrail.
Public Information Officer