Bicycle Safety

At all times cyclists must abide by the instructions and directives of Metrorail Station Managers, Metro Train Operators, Metrobus Operators, Metro Transit Police or city/county police and fire officials.

Safety and Security

Metro encourages cyclists to register their bikes with the National Bike Registry to increase their chances of having a bike returned if it is stolen. If you experience theft or vandalism, please report it to the Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121.

Using a Bicycle Rack

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

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Using an Inverted-U Rack

  • Detach the front wheel.
  • Using a U-lock, fasten the front wheel, back wheel, and bicycle frame together.


Using a Rally Rack III

  • Use a standard, medium-sized key padlock.
  • Place your bicycle between the side bars.
  • Close the bars so that the prongs go through your frame.
  • Insert the lock through the hole in the center of the basket.
  • Close the lock.

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