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First Metro Bike & Ride Opens At College Park

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Metro's Bike & Ride facilities will be accessible only with a BikeLink card.
Armando Trull
Metro's Bike & Ride facilities will be accessible only with a BikeLink card.

You've heard of Kiss and Ride and Park and Ride, but now Metro has opened its first Bike & Ride facility. At least 100 bikes can be stored in a covered, enclosed and secure location.

It's secure because there's steel doors and steel grates. And you can only get in using an electronic card, which is tied to a person's picture ID.

Deputy General Manager Carol Kissle. "It helps us attract riders to our system in a cost-effective and environmentally-sustainable way. That's really important for us, to give riders that flexibility in our system."

By next summer, secured bicycle parking facilities will built at the Vienna and King Street stations. Over the next five years, Bike and Ride will be rolled out in the District as well as more Virginia and Maryland locations.

Rates for Bike & Ride are 5 cents per hour between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight and 2 cents an hour all other times.

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