|New Capital Bikeshare Station in Rockville|
|County Executive Ike Leggett at grand opening of County's |
Bikesharing provides short-term bicycle rentals at self-service, automated, solar-powered docking stations sited at publicly accessible locations. Bikes may be picked up at one location and returned to another, creating a system that allows for one-way trips. Bikeshare is considered ideal for short trips of less than five miles. Trips under 30 minutes are included in the membership fee, while longer trips are charged based on their duration.
Membership options cost $75 a year, $25 a month, $15 for three days and $7 for one day. Yearly and monthly memberships can be purchased online or by phone, while the three-day and one-day memberships can be purchased with a credit card at any Capital Bikeshare station. Also, free bike safety classes are being offered: click here for more information.
Over the next few weeks, the remaining Montgomery County stations will open. More information and a map showing installed stations in the County is available at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/bikeshare. Visit www.capitalbikeshare.com for more information on the entire regional system. For information on eligibility for free Bikeshare memberships and JARC program benefits, contact Montgomery County Commuter Services at 240-777-8380 or mcdot.CommuterServices@montgomerycountymd.gov.
|MCDOT Director Arthur Holmes, Jr. and |
County Team with the new bikes
To read the County Council's press release, click here.
Click here to view a video about the bikeshare system launch.