County Executive Leggett joins County and State official in celebrating the launch of bikesharing
Local officials celebrated the grand opening of the County’s Bikeshare Network in late September. Additional stations continue to be installed in the County's bikesharing network, eventually consisting of 51 total Bikeshare stations in Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Rockville, Shady Grove and the Life Sciences Center area. The County’s Bikeshare program is part of the regional Capital Bikeshare network, which includes the District of Columbia, Arlington, and Alexandria.
Bike sharing provides short-term bicycle rentals at self-service docking stations. Bikes may be picked up at one location and returned to another, creating a system that allows for one-way trips.
Membership options include $75 for a year, $25 for a month, or $7 for one day. Yearly and monthly memberships can be purchased online or by phone, while three-day and one-day memberships can be purchased with a credit card at any Bikeshare station. The County’s program offers special assistance to low income users, making it particularly appealing to those who hold multiple jobs or participate in job training programs.
More information, including lists of open stations and maps, is available at MCDOT's Bikesharing website, by calling 240.777.7170, or by email. Call 240.777.8380 for information about bikesharing memberships for low income populations.