9827 Rhode Island Ave. College Park, MD 20740 301.441.2928
11-7 Monday – Wednesday
11-9 Thursday (potluck 7-9pm)
to the Proteus Bicycles
From College Park:
-Proteus is easy to access from either the College Park Trolley trail or the Paint Branch trail.
-From the Trolley trail, cross Greenbelt Road and University Blvd (bike lane, not a pleasant intersection) and continue on Rhode Island Ave (bike lane). Proteus is at 9827 Rhode Island Ave, in the Hollywood Shopping Center (MOM's Organic Market).
From Greenbelt Metro:
-Proteus is easy to access by bike or on foot from the Greenbelt Metro.
-Just go through the tunnel to the College Park side from the Metro Station (go toward the MARC signs)
-Go out straight on Lackawanna Street and turn right on either side of Narragansett Parkway (big culvert divides two sides).
-You'll see the back alley side of the the Hollywood Shopping Center (MOM's Organic Market).
-You can take the sidewalks around to the front or cut through the desire trails from the playground area (there might be mud).
-Proteus is 9827 Rhode Island Ave., just down the strip from MOM's.
From Hyattsville, Bladensburg:
-Take the NE Branch Trail to Lake Artemesia.
-Take the Paint Branch under the train tracks, around to the right for a little ways along the track, then left alongside the playground. Turn right on the College Park Trolley trail (it merges with the Paint Branch trail for a little bit). Then continue up to Rhode Island Ave. (bike lane) to Proteus on the right (9827 Rhode Island Ave.).
From downtown DC:
-I take the Met Branch Trail to Monroe Street Bridge (bike lane)
-Left at 12th (sharrows) and right at Newton (bike route)
-Left at 20th, and right at Varnum (bike routes)
-Cross Eastern Ave and the road becomes Arundel Road (bike route, bumpy road — beware unmarked speedbumps)
-Cross the River at 38th Street
-Right on NW Branch Trail.
-Cross Route 1 (by delicious Shortcake Bakery) to stay on the NW Branch trail along Armentrout Road
-Drop down to the Anacostia River Trail and go Left on the NE Branch trail to Lake Artemesia
-Left on Paint Branch trail along the lake and under the train tracks.
-Right on College Park Trolley trail which turns into Rhode Island Ave.
-Proteus is at 9827 Rhode Island Ave.