Bikes and Metro

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    Bring Your Bike on Metrorail

    Bicycles are permitted on Metrorail (limited to two per car) weekdays except 7-10 am and 4-7 pm. Please do not enter the Metrorail system with a bicycle if you cannot complete your trip before the start of these rush periods.

    Bicycles are permitted all day Saturday and Sunday as well as most holidays (limited to four per car). Bicycles are not permitted on Metrorail on July 4th, Inauguration Day or other special events or holidays when large crowds use the system.

    Folded bicycles are allowed on Metrorail during all operational hours, but must remain folded and securely fastened during weekday peak hours: 7-10 am and 4-7 pm.

    Enter and exit through the first and last, not the center emergency, doors of each rail car.

    Only regular bicycles are permitted (maximum size 80" long, 48" high, and 22" wide). No tricycles, training wheels or tandem bicycles are allowed.

    Use the elevator at all times. Do not take bicycles on escalators.

    Do not ride bicycles in stations, on platforms or on trains. While wheeling your bicycle, keep both wheels on the ground and the kickstand up.

    For more details on our bikes on Metrorail policy, see our Bikes on Metrorail page.

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    Bring Your Bike on Metrobus

    You can transport your bicycle aboard Metrobus in quality, heavy-duty racks attached to the front of each bus. See our instructions on how to use Metrobus bicycle racks.

    For safety, buses have special mirrors that allow bus operators to see the bicycle racks and riders loading bicycles. There is no additional fee for riders to bring their bicycles on a bus.

    Folded bicycles are allowed aboard a Metrobus as long as they remain folded and inside a sturdy (e.g. nylon, canvas, leather) carrying case or bag.

    For more details on bringing your bike aboard a Metrobus, see our Bikes on Metrobus page.

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    Park Your Bike at a Metrorail Station

    Bike & Ride

    A facility at College Park-U of MD station provides secure bike parking with card access for just pennies an hour. Learn more about Bike & Ride facilities.

    Bicycle Racks

    Metro currently owns and operates about 1,700 bicycle racks, and is replacing older racks with new inverted-U racks.

    Do not lock your bicycle to railings, sign posts, benches, and other unauthorized areas around stations. Such bicycles are subject to removal without notification.

    Bicycle Lockers

    Bicycle lockers safeguard your bicycle by providing protection from theft, vandalism, and inclement weather. The lockers are designed to hold one bicycle each as well as bicycle gear. Metro currently owns and operates about 1,280 bicycle lockers.

    Each locker has a unique lock and key. The space inside is approximately: 4' high x 6' 5" deep x 3' wide at the door and narrows toward the back of the locker. Most standard bicycles will fit inside. Longer bicycles such as tandem bikes or some recumbent bikes will not fit into the lockers.

    To rent a locker at one of our stations, send us an email providing your name, address, contact phone number, email address, and station of interest. All locker rentals cost $120 per year, and are subject to availability.

    For more information on the number of racks and lockers offered at individual stations, see individual station information.

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    Capital Bikeshare

    Capital Bikeshare has bikesharing locations at or near more than one-third of Metrorail stations. For full details on how bikesharing works, visit Capital Bikeshare's website. For information on which stations have bikesharing, see individual station information.

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    Contact Us

    Report abandoned or stolen bicycles and request maintenance for bicycle facilities. Contact us if you see a bike that looks like it's been abandoned, have experienced theft or want to request maintenance for a bike facility.

    To request bicycle facility maintenance, fill out our Customer Comment Form with the following selections:
    Topic: "Facility"
    Incident Type: "Other"
    Comments: Provide a description of the problem, and the rack, locker or facility that needs attention.

    To report an abandoned bicycle, fill out our Customer Comment Form with the following selections:
    Topic: "Facility"
    Incident Type: "Other"
    Comments: Describe the abandoned bike, its location and rack, and other relevant information.

    To report a stolen or vandalized bicycle, call Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121.

College Park station now offers secure bike parking for just pennies an hour!


Register your bike

Register your bike

Help police identify and recover your bike in the event that it is lost or stolen. Bike registration with Metro Transit Police is easy and free. Simply complete the online form.

Tips for bikes on Metrorail

Bikes on Metrorail are not allowed weekdays 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. and on July 4th and during other events when the system is crowded.

Bikes on Metrorail are not allowed weekdays 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. and on July 4th and during other events when the system is crowded.

Bikes on Metrorail are allowed at all other times.

Bikes on Metrorail are allowed at all other times.

 

Always use the elevators in Metrorail stations.

Always use the elevators in Metrorail stations.



When boarding with a bike, use only the front and rear doors of each Metrorail car.

When boarding with a bike, use only the front and rear doors of each Metrorail car.

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