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Learn How to Use Bike Share at August Event

Capital Bikeshare.pngDid you know you can bike to Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus?

The campus is part of the Capital Bikeshare network, which has bikes for rent at several nearby locations.

Here’s how it works: A single trip costs $2 and is good for one ride, up to 30 minutes. A 24-hour pass is $8 per day. Memberships also are available for more regular users of the system. One-way trips are encouraged; bikes can be picked up at one bike dock and returned to a dock at a different location saving time and money. 

Those interested in learning more about how to use the bike share system can attend a “test drive” event. Stop over at the retail shops on Medical Center Drive, in front of the JHU campus, anytime between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, for a demonstration.

This spring, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation installed new bike share stations at Shady Grove Metro Station’s east entrance. In June, MCDOT opened an 11-dock station at Key West Avenue and Great Seneca Highway, and a second 11-dock station soon will be installed at Camden Shady Grove when construction is completed, according to the county.

In all, there are 70 bikeshare stations in Montgomery County, with approximately 25 stations connecting the City of Rockville, the Rockville and Shady Grove Metro stations, King Farm, Shady Grove and the Life Sciences Center.

Here is a list of stations close to the JHU Montgomery County Campus:

* Key West Avenue and Great Seneca Highway
* Key West Avenue and Siesta Key Way
* Broschart and Blackwell roads
* Medical Center Drive and Key West Avenue
* Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
* Falls Grove Boulevard and Falls Grove Drive

More information can be found on the Capital Bikeshare website.

Bikeshare started in the region with funding from the Maryland Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Montgomery County, the City of Rockville and others. Developers now shoulder the funding of many new stations.

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