Monday, June 29, 2015

W&OD Trail to be closed in Reston on July 5

As part of the World Police & Fire Games the W&OD Trail will be closed for an hour on Sunday, July 5 from 7-8am. The trail is being used for holding the half marathon race (the website has very little info about the race). See the press release below for more details.

The suggested alternate routes for trail users, Sunset Hills Road, Wiehle Ave, and Sunrise Valley Drive are not particularly bike-friendly. There is only a concrete sidewalk along Sunset Hills Road. Experienced cyclists will likely choose to ride in the road although traffic can be fast and drivers aggressive. The trail along Wiehle Ave is OK, and there is a poorly maintained trail along Sunrise Valley Drive. Best to either avoid the area during that time, or plan to watch the race.

From the W&OD Trail Management:
Dear W&OD Trail Users,

The W&OD Trail will be closed between Old Reston Avenue and Sunrise Valley Drive (Mile Markers 18 and 16) on Sunday, July 5th between the hours of 7 AM and 8 AM. This closure is to accommodate the World Police & Fire Games Half Marathon that is being held in Fairfax County. There will be approximately 360 participants for the half marathon and we anticipate minimal impacts during the one hour closure. Fairfax County Police and event staff will direct trail users to alternate routes (like Sunset Hills Road to Wiehle Avenue to Sunrise Valley Drive) but please plan accordingly should you be in the area on that day and time.

We encourage our trail patrons to use this chance to cheer on the athletes during these Games. The World Police & Fire Games are a spectacular international sporting event held every two years; offering 12,000 professional public safety employees from 70 countries an opportunity to showcase their athletic skills in over 60 sporting events being held here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

For more information on the World Police & Fire Games please go to on event schedules and locations.

Please feel free to contact the W&OD Trail office at (703) 729-0596 or via email at if you have further questions on the trail closure.

We appreciate your patience!

W&OD Trail Management

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