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The Location

The WHIRL ride starts in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC and continues into DC on Beach Drive through Rock Creek National Park.

Specifically the start point is at the Viers Mill Recreation Center parking lot on Garrett Park Road in Maryland. This is just off the northwest portion of the Washington DC beltway, via the Connecticut avenue exit. Take the Connecticut Ave. exit (Exit 33) from the Capital Beltway North towards Kensington MD.

Within a few hundred yards, at the 2nd traffic light you will reach Beach Drive. Turn left onto Beach Drive and follow Beach Drive to its end (3.7 miles), which is at Garrett Park Road. The Vier Mill Rec center is in front of you and maybe a hundred feet to the right. Turn right onto Garrett Park road and left into the Vier Mill Rec center parking lot.

The WHIRL starting point is at the Vier Mill Rec Center..