Jones Point in Alexandria Hosts DC Triathlon Club

Triathletes proudly display their club’s flag with the Wilson Bridge as a backdrop. (Photo: Edward P. Moser).

By Ed Moser

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Jones Point in Alexandria played host to the DC Triathlon Club Aug. 27. The group held a “bricnic” at the site. A bricnic is two consecutive workouts such as a swim or a brike ride. At the end, a person’s legs feel like bricks. Then all the participants enjoy a picnic. Hence the name.

The DC Triathlon Club is the Mid-Atlantic’s largest. If you’ve never seen a triathlon, it is the sport where people do one activity – swimming, biking, running – immediately followed by another.

Many members began the Sunday bricnic with a swim at National Harbor, hosted by WaveOne Swimming, organizer of the annual swim across the Potomac River known as Washington’s Crossing. After the swim, members biked or ran across the Wilson Bridge to Jones Point. And if they still had energy, they ran or biked more.

Picnicking under the mammoth Wilson Bridge? Northern Virginia triathletes say, “Why not?!”(Photo: Edward P. Moser)

The Club has a large Northern Virginia contingent. Many members live in Alexandria. In fact, it is dubbed the NOVA branch. Chinquapin Rec Center and the Old Town Pool are favorite swim spots. The group also uses the Mt. Vernon Trail for running and biking.

The underside of the Wilson Bridge is a popular place for sporting events like basketball and fencing. [SEE ALSO: Alexandria Community Rowing Names New Boat in Honor of Dedicated Volunteer]

Edward Moser

Ed Moser is an area tour guide, historian (Washington Area Discovery Hikes | Meetup), and swimmer. Discover Ed Moser’s latest books and tours! The Old Town Horror: Murder and Theft in America’s Most Historic Locale, The Lost History of the Capitol: The Hidden and Tumultuous Saga of Congress and the Capitol Building, The White House’s Unruly Neighborhood: Crime, Scandal & Intrigue in the History of Lafayette Square, and he owns and operates Lafayette Tours in the Washington DC area.

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