Metro Testing New Bike Storage Facility at College Park
Metro will open the Bike & Ride service to the public next month.
Metro is now testing a new bicycle parking facility at the College Park Metro station, ahead of the public opening for a new Bike & Ride service next month.
The facility is an enclosed parking structure with space to lock up more than 100 bikes, according to WMATA's website. The service is provided by BikeLink, a temporary storing system for small vehicles.
Riders will need a personal access card to enter the enclosed 2,400 square-foot room on the first level of the parking garage.
There is a one-time $5 charge for new customer ID verification, but bike parking will cost 2 to 5 cents per hour, depending on the time of day, with no monthly or annual fees. (Learn more about purchasing a card here or call 888-540-0546.)
During the testing period, Metro is looking for comments about the facility and service. You can learn more about using the facility here, where there is also a Q&A. Fun fact: If you’re soon traveling to the West Coast with your bike, you can use your BikeLink card out there, too.