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Montgomery County offers both docked and dockless bikeshare. As a member of the regional Capital Bikeshare system , County Bikeshare stations connect riders to thousands of bikes throughout Montgomery, Arlington and Fairfax counties, Alexandria and Washington, D.C.

Starting June 15, 2019,  MCDOT will expand the dockless e-bike program while also testing the introduction of dockless e-scooters to areas east and west of the original pilot area. MCDOT will conduct a demonstration project with up to four selected companies to deploy dockless e-scooters and e-bikes at no cost to the County. The demonstration project is expected run for six months with an option for extension.

Montgomery County rules for dockless e-bike and e-scooter sharing:

  • Must be 18 or older to rent and e-bike or e-scooter. 
  • Must show a valid driver’s license. 
  • Dockless vehicles can only be parked within the service area assigned to that dockless company.  Riders will not be able to end their trip outside the service area. 
  • Speed limit for e-scooters is 15 mph. 
  • Dockless vehicles are prohibited from riding on the sidewalk or on streets where the speed limit is 50 mph or higher. 
  • Dockless vehicles must be parked in the public right of way and cannot interfere with traffic operations, block driveway access, crosswalks, ADA ramps, pedestrian access, bus stop, fire hydrants or impede access to private property or businesses. 
  • Dockless vehicle companies require that riders where a helmet when riding.

The expanded area of the pilot program can be seen on this map. In addition to being displayed on the map, the jurisdictions that are NOT participating in the pilot program in the east and west service areas are Garrett Park and Washington Grove.


The dockless companies selected will conduct scooter training sessions to demonstrate how to operate dockless e-scooters safely and in accordance with County regulations. Go here to read the flyer to learn how to safely ride e-Scooters!

 

Companies selected to participate will need to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

For more information and a chronology of the dockless vehicle pilot program, please visit this page.


Dockless Bikeshare

Dockless Bikeshare does not rely on fixed bike stations. Customers use a mobile phone app to locate a nearby bike with GPS.

Montgomery County has signed agreements with dockless bike share companies to conduct a demonstration project in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. See  map of area. When a customer completes a dockless bike trip, the bike is parked on publicly-owned land within a specified geographic area. See map of preferred public parking areas in downtown Silver Spring.

Questions? Contact the bikeshare company directly.

Feedback? General feedback about the dockless bikeshare demonstration program or about a specific company is welcome. Send an email to mcdot.commuterservices@montgomerycountymd.gov , or contact MC311 either online or by calling 311 from within Montgomery County or 240-777-0311 from outside the County.

 
 

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare connects a network of thousands of bikes and hundreds of stations across the Washington Metropolitan area in:

  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Washington, DC
  • Arlington, VA
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Fairfax, VA

How It Works

Check out a bike and return it to any station near your destination. Single trip, daily and yearly memberships are available. The first 30 minutes of each trip is free.

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Bikeshare stations in Montgomery County

Check online for the most up-to-date map of locations. Montgomery County Bikeshare stations are located in:

  • Bethesda
  • Friendship Heights
  • Silver Spring
  • Takoma Park
  • Chevy Chase Lake
  • Rockville
  • Shady Grove
  • Life Sciences Center
  • Wheaton

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Expanding Bikeshare

MCDOT has 72 Bikeshare stations.

More Bikeshare stations are coming to Montgomery County, including White Flint and Twinbrook.

bikeshare stations at white flint and twinbrook


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Suggest a Station Location

Contact Montgomery County Commuter Services by email or phone: 240-777-8380.

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MCLiberty

Free Bikeshare memberships are available for those who meet income eligibility requirements. Qualified individuals also receive free bike safety training, a free helmet and route planning assistance.

Do you qualify? Those currently receiving assistance through any Montgomery County social services organization may be eligible. Fill out an online application or contact Montgomery County Commuter Services by email or by phone at 240-777-8380.

Businesses and other organizations that have employees or clients who may qualify are also encouraged to contact Commuter Services

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