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Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-6507

Volunteer Cyclist Will Use Capital Bikeshare Bikes to Ride from Station to Station, Visiting all Stations Currently Open in Montgomery County for the "Tour De Bikeshare" Ride

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 6 p.m.

Maryland Soccerplex & Discovery Sports Center, 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds


Ride Begins at 3 p.m. at Bikeshare Station Located at Maple and Ritchie Avenues in Takoma Park

Ride Ends at: Maryland SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center
18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds

Volunteer MoCo Epic bike rider, Mark Mervine, will complete a station-to-station Bikeshare ride. Mervine’s ride is designed to promote the recent opening of Capital Bikeshare in Montgomery County and encourage residents to try this option for commuting and other transportation needs. In the next few weeks, a total of 51 bikeshare stations will be installed in Montgomery County.

The MoCo Epic is a two-day mountain bike festival that features organized rides, clinics, demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, food vendors and other events. Among the many sponsors of the event are Capital Bikeshare/Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery Parks.

Stations included in Mervine’s route on Saturday can be viewed online. Additional stations are being opened along the way and may be included on the ride. Those stations will be viewable on the station map at

Parking will be available in the field next to the festival.

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