Rollerblading Trails Washington DC

Local resource for rollerblading trails in Washington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to walking trails, hiking trails, cycling trails, and skiing trails, as well as advice and content on trail skating and trail skating safety.

Whelan Strength Training
(202) 638-1708
800 7th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Simply Fit
(202) 667-6759
1539 7th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Columbia Square Fitness Center
(202) 383-8778
555 13th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Crunch Fitness
(202) 216-9000
1339 Green Ct Nw
Washington, DC
 
Bench Personal Training
(202) 775-9400
1925 K St NWWashington
, DC
 
Rich Bodies Gym
(202) 298-7867
1000 Potomac St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Fitness Techniques Llc
(202) 484-3061
300 M St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Bench Personal Training
(202) 775-9400
1925 K St NW
Washington, DC
 
Evolution Personal Training Center
(202) 347-2250
1224 M St NWWashington
, DC
 
Bally Total Fitness
(202) 331-7788
2000 L St NW
Washington, DC
 

Eight Rules for Safe Trail Skating

By Greg Major

Skaters sharing trail with bike rider

Skaters share a beach path with a cyclist in Long Beach.
Photo: Darlene Prois

 

With the skating season upon us, skaters everywhere will be heading outdoors again ... but so will millions of bikers, runners, walkers, dogs ... and who knows what else.

To help you navigate the hazards, here are some tips for skating on multi-use paths and trails.

1) Always wear a helmet. I am amazed when I see skaters decked out in every pad known to man but with nothing on their noggins.

Remember: Road rash heals, but a good bump on the head could cause you to eat with a straw for the rest of your life.

2) Don't expect others to make room for you. Everybody believes they are the king of the road. Be prepared to make room for trail hogs. And while you're at it, set a good example by making room for others.

3) Be polite. Let people know before you pass by calling out, "On your left." And don't expect people to get out of your...

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