The new section of the MetBranch Trail between Franklin Street and the New York Avenue Metro Station will be open for public use on Saturday, May 1.
Jim Sebastion, D.C. DOT, has issued this announcement of an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 3:
Please join us for a ribbon-cutting to open a big chunk of the Metropolitan Branch Trail!
When: Monday, May 3, at 10:45am
Where: 4th and S Streets, NE, about 5 blocks up the trail from the New York Avenue Metro Station.
This has been a long time coming, and many of you have helped us get here. Hope to see you there.
Check out the website www.metbranchtrail.com for information about the trail.
On National Trails Day Saturday, June 5 there will be bike rides to a “Grand Opening” celebration on the MetBranch Trail. Trail fans will be converging on the new section of the MetBranch Trail in the area of the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station. WABA and Rails-to-Trails will be sponsoring rides to the event. I will be leading one of these rides from Silver Spring – leaving from the historic Silver Spring Train Station at 10:10 a.m. and following the Interim MetBranch route through Takoma Park. Save the date and watch this blog for more information as June 5 draws near.