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Capital Bikeshare Expands into Montgomery County, MD

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With a huge number of trails and bike routes in the Montgomery County, Maryland region, the Capital Bikeshare program has been a perfect fit since its inception.  Now that the weather has been improving after what felt like an endless winter, cyclists are taking back to the streets of Washington, DC, Alexandria, and Montgomery County, Maryland.  The Capital Bikeshare program offers visitors access to more than 2,500 bicycles for 3 days, a month, a year, or even a single day.

Whether you want to take a scenic tour, run errands, go shopping, hit the trails of Montgomery County, or visit friends and family, Capital Bikeshare is a great program that is environmentally friendly, economical, and good exercise.  The first 30 minutes of each trip are free, and single day memberships are as little as $7!

To make things even easier, Montgomery County, Maryland has published a Bikeways Map online to help riders view printable maps, locate stations, bike lanes, and scenic trails. With several Metro train stations located throughout the county, access to bike stations and trails throughout Maryland and DC are easily accessible.

Some of the bike trails to get you started with Capital Bikeshare are:

  • Capital Crescent Trail – a popular 11-mile long, shared-use rail trail that runs from Georgetown in Washington, DC to Silver Spring, MD.
  • Sligo Creek Park Trail – a hiker-biker trail that runs along the Sligo Creek in Montgomery County, MD.
  • Bethesda Trolley Trail – a 4-mile bike rail trail from Rockville to Bethesda.

Once you’re finished with the bicycle, all you need to do is return to any Capital Bikeshare station near your destination.

For more information about the Capital Bikeshare program and bike trails in Montgomery County, MD, please visit here.