Free Bikeshare Membership For Qualified Participants Living or Working in Montgomery County!Bikeshare is affordable for many - but for some folks it still may be a challenge. Free bikeshare memberships are available for those who meet income eligibility requirements. The program is called "MCLiberty" – Montgomery County Low Income Bikeshare Program. Qualified individuals will receive free membership in Capital Bikeshare and free bike safety training, a free helmet, and route planning.
Do You Qualify? Those who are currently receiving assistance through any Montgomery County social services organizations - or who may qualify through other low income criteria - should contact Commuter Services at (240) 777-8380 or via email mcdot.CommuterServices@montgomerycountymd.gov for a registration form. Businesses and other organizations are also encouraged to contact Commuter Services at that number if they have interested employees or clients.
Bikesharing in Montgomery County
Montgomery County is now part of the regional Capital Bikeshare system. Bikeshare trips can provide quick, easy connections among home and transit, work, school or job training centers. Bikesharing makes the first-mile/last-mile (or 2 to 3 miles) connection to transit easier. It's an inexpensive, green way to get around!
Capital Bikeshare Stations are operating at the following Montgomery County locations:
Carroll & Westmoreland Avenue – 15 docks
Carroll and Ethan Allen – 15 docks
Philadelphia & Maple – 15 docks near the Takoma Park Community Center
Maple & Ritchie – 19 docks in the heart of Takoma Park
Flower Avenue & Division Street - 15 docks at Washington Adventist University
Fenton & New York – 15 docks near Montgomery College Silver Spring / Takoma Park
13th & Eastern – 15 docks in Silver Spring near the Washington D.C. line
Fenton Street and Gist Avenue – 11 docks
Garland Avenue & Walden Road – 15 docks near Long Branch Library
East West Highway & Blair Mill Road – 15 docks
Ripley & Bonifant – 15 docks
Colesville & Wayne – 19 docks near the Silver Spring Metro Station
Fenton Street & Ellsworth – 15 docks in downtown Silver Spring
Veterans & Pershing – 11 Docks
Georgia Ave & Spring Street – 11 docks
Spring Street & Second Avenue – 15 docks
Lyttonsville Place & Lyttonsville Rd. - 15 docks
Wisconsin Ave. & Wisconsin Circle – 19 docks near the Friendship Heights Metro Station
Friendship Blvd & Willard Ave. – 15 docks
Chevy Chase Lake
Connecticut Avenue & Chevy Chase Lake Drive - 19 docks near the Capital Crescent Trail
River Road & Landy Lane – 19 docks along the Capital Crescent Trail
Chevy Chase Drive & Offut Lane – 11 Docks
Bethesda & Arlington – 19 docks at Bethesda Row
Elm & 47th - 15 docks at Elm Street Park
Montgomery & Waverly - 11 docks
Montgomery Ave. & East Ln. – 11 docks near the southern entrance to the Bethesda Metro
Bethesda Metro – 12 docks at the Wisconsin Avenue entrance
Norfolk & Fairmont – 11 docks
Cordell & Norfolk – 11 docks
Norfolk & Rugby – 11 docks
Battery Lane & Trolley Trail – 15 docks
Old Georgetown & Southwick - 19 docks near Suburban Hospital and NIH
Medical Center Metro Station - 10 docks
Woodmont Ave. & Strathmore St. - 11 docks
Rockville / Shady Grove / Life Sciences Center
Rockville Metrorail Station East Side – 13 docks near the Kiss and Ride
Rockville Metrorail Station West Side – 19 docks
Frederick & Horners – 11 docks near the Lincoln Park Community Center
Taft Street & E Gude Drive – 15 docks
Monroe & Monroe – 15 docks outside the Executive Office Building in Rockville
Montgomery & Maryland Avenues – 15 docks in downtown Rockville across from the Red Brick Courthouse
Fleet Street & Richie Parkway – 15 docks
Montgomery College Rockville - 21 docks
Piccard and W. Gude Dr – 19 docks
Fallsgrove Dr & West Montgomery Ave - 15 docks near Thomas Farm Recreation Center
Fallsgrove __ & Fallsgrove ___ – 19 docks near Fallsgrove Village Center
King Farm and Piccard – 15 docks
King Farm & Pleasant – 18 docks
Shady Grove Metrorail Station West Side – 19 docks
Crabbs Branch Way & Redland Road – 15 docks near Crabbs Branch Stream Valley Park
Needwood Road & Eagles Head Court - 15 docks
Shady Grove Hospital - 19 docks
Traville Gateway & Gudelsky – 19 docks at the Universities at Shady Grove
Broschart & Blackwell Road – 15 docks
Medical Center & Key West - 15 docks at the National Cancer Institute
Key West & Siesta Key Way - 15 docks at Mallory Square
Crabbs Branch Way and Calhoun Place - 15 docks
What Is It? Bikesharing is short-term bike rental. You pick up a bikeshare bike from any on-street station and drop it off at any other station within the bikeshare network.
Join Up Now! Montgomery County's bikeshare system will be seamlessly integrated with the rest of the Capital Bikeshare system. If you live or work in another area with Capital Bikeshare you can join now and use the same key for County stations as for the ones in D.C., Arlington or Alexandria. So go ahead and join at www.capitalbikeshare.com - you can use those stations now and the new County stations in just a few weeks!
Montgomery County and Capital Bikeshare want you to be prepared to ride safely. Bicycle safety training for bikeshare users is being sponsored by the County, with classes offered by the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA) and Montgomery College at the Rockville Campus. Classes are offered at very low cost to the general public (due to County sponsorship), and are free to participants in the County's grant-funded low income bikeshare program.
WASHINGTON AREA BICYCLIST ASSOCIATION
For riders looking to comfortably and confidently share the road with cars, WABA's City Cycling classes provide useful skills and techniques to tackle whatever the streets dish out. At each class, students have the option of joining the Intro to City Cycling group or the Confident City Cycling group. Each group learns different bike-handling skills and goes on a unique ride on nearby streets. Students are invited to take the class twice to get the full City Cycling experience!
Costs: The fee is $10; free to MCLiberty program participants. Advance registration is encouraged. A limited number of walk-up registrants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Montgomery College's bicycle education and safety course includes bicycle riding fundamentals, pedestrian and motorist traffic navigation strategies, bikeshare system tutorial, and map reading and routing instruction. Have fun while you learn how to identify lane positions, maintain appropriate balance, and communicate in traffic.
Costs: The 4-hour course is offered Saturdays and Sundays at the Rockville campus, beginning October 19th. The fee is $10 for Maryland residents and $40 for non-residents; free for MCLiberty program participants. Upcoming class dates and times are shown HERE.
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