Friday, August 30, 2013

Bikeshare Coming Soon to Montgomery County

Memberships Now Available

Capital Bikeshare stations are coming soon to Montgomery County. A membership in the program allows use of bikes in any of the participating jurisdictions, including Washington D.C., Arlington and Alexandria.

Montgomery County’s system will have 450 bikes at 51 stations located in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Rockville, Shady Grove and the Life Sciences Center. More details about the County’s bikeshare program are available online.

Join online to enjoy the benefits of quick, easy connections between home and transit, work, school or job training centers.

Free Bikeshare memberships are available to those who qualify based on income eligibility through the County’s federal Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) grant. The special County program is aimed at those using bikeshare in the Rockville, Shady Grove and Life Sciences Center areas. The County’s JARC grant will support use of bikeshare to commute to work or school or complete job training. Those who qualify will also receive free bicycle education, safety training, a free helmet and route planning assistance. To find out more about eligibility requirements, email or call Commuter Services at 240-777-8380.