I'm fairly new to the DC area, and to biking. I've got all the right equipment (lights, light colored clothing) but I'm still a little nervous to go and hit the trails at night. I'm pretty much a nervous biker in general, I'll swim a mile then go for a run any day if I can avoid the bike, but that's not going to fly as I'm signed up for my first Olympic length tri this spring (St. Anthony's). Does anyone have any advice for DC area trails at night? Where are the best places to go? Are there any evening groups that go out for a ride and put up with slow pokes like me? (I'm in NoVA)
Thanks in advance!