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Bicycling & Walking

BICYCLING FACT: Using your bicycle for part or all of your commute is a great idea. It’s healthy for you and for the environment. It is economical as well.

Bicycles on RIDE ON buses…

Bike racks can be found on all buses in the Ride-On fleet. The racks hold two bikes and they accommodate most wheel and frame sizes, even children’s bikes. They cannot carry motorized bikes. It is easy to mount a bike on the rack. Just follow the instructions that are displayed right on the rack.

Bicycles on METRO trains…

It is simple to take your bike on the Metrorail system. Bicycles are permitted on Metrorail (limited to two bicycles per car) weekdays except 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. On weekends and most holidays, bikes are allowed on the trains all day (limited to four bicycles per car). Folding bicycles that are folded are permitted inside railcars at all times. During peak periods, folding bicycles must remain folded and securely fastened while traveling through the system.

Bicycles on METRO buses…

Cyclists can transport their bikes free aboard Metrobus in quality, heavy-duty racks attached to the front of each bus. Up to two bicycles can be stored in each rack, which cyclists can easily load and unload themselves by following the simple instructions affixed to the racks. The racks also have a locking mechanism to prevent bicycles from coming loose.

Visit Metro’s website for more details on bikes on Metrorail and Metrobus.

Bicycle Safety…

Access more information on safety for bicyclists and drivers.

Bicycles Racks/Lockers…

Montgomery County is installing bike racks in public areas. For additional information on this initiative as well as other bike programs in Montgomery County, call Patricia Shepherd at 240-777-7223.

Storage is available as well. Rental lockers have been installed at many Metrorail stations. Most stations have bicycle racks that are free of charge. For more information on bike racks and lockers at Metrorail stations, visit their website.

Many employers have added bike racks and bike lockers to their parking facilities. Using your bicycle for any transportation need, or for recreation, is a great idea. It’s healthy for you and for the environment, and is economical too.

If you are interested in getting a bike rack, click here.

For additional information and camaraderie, call the Washington Area Bicycling Association: 202-872-9830.

How to get started?

Call the NORTH BETHESDA TRANSPORTATION CENTER at 301-770-8108.

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