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Metro Police To Hand Out Free U-Locks To Cyclists Today

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A Metro Transit Police officer registers a bike at the College Park Metro station on Tuesday morning.
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A Metro Transit Police officer registers a bike at the College Park Metro station on Tuesday morning.

Metro is looking to promote bicycle safety and security, and as part of that campaign will be handing out free bike locks at a busy stop on the Green Line this morning.

Free U-Locks are being offered at the College Park Metro station from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday to all riders who register their bicycles with the Metro Transit Police Department. The station is the site of Metro's first Bike & Ride facility.

U-Locks are considered sturdier than most chain locks, which makes them more resistant to potential bike thieves.

The event comes as part of Metro's efforts to encourage regular riders to register their bike's make, model, serial number, color, and frame size with the transit agency.

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