Prevent Bicycle Theft! Learn How to Protect Your Bike at Metro
The Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) will visit several Metro stations throughout the month of May teaching customers how to prevent bicycle theft. Learn how to register your bike and receive helpful tips and suggestions to prevent your bike from being stolen. Visit with officers from 7:00 am until 9:00 am at the following locations:
- May 18 - College Park and Braddock Road
- May 22 - West Hyattsville
- May 23 - King Street
- May 30 - West Falls Church
- May 31 - Twinbrook
Bring Your Bike on Metrorail
Bicycles are permitted on Metrorail (limited to two per car) weekdays except 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Please do not enter the Metrorail system with a bicycle if you cannot complete your trip outside these rush periods.
Bicycles are permitted all day Saturday and Sunday and most holidays (limited to four per rail car). Bicycles are not permitted on Metrorail on July 4th, Inauguration Day or other special events or holidays when large crowds use the system.
Folded bicycles are allowed on Metrorail at all times, but must remain securely folded and fastened during weekday peak hours: 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Enter and exit through the front or rear doors, not the center emergency, doors of each rail car.
Only regular bicycles are permitted (maximum size 80" long, 48" high, and 22" wide). No tricycles, training wheels or tandem bicycles are allowed.
Use the elevator at all times. Do not take bicycles on escalators.
Do not ride bicycles in stations, on platforms or on trains. While wheeling your bicycle, keep both wheels on the ground and the kickstand up.
For more details, see our
Bikes on Metrorail page.
Bring Your Bike on Metrobus
You can transport your bicycle free aboard Metrobus in quality, heavy-duty racks attached to the front of each bus.
Instructions on how to use Metrobus bicycle racks
For safety, buses have special mirrors that allow bus operators to see the bicycle racks and riders loading bicycles. There is no additional fee for riders to bring their bicycles on a bus.
Folded bicycles are allowed aboard Metrobus as long as they remain folded and inside a sturdy (e.g. nylon, canvas, leather) carrying case or bag.
For more bike policy details see our Bikes on Metrobus page.
Park Your Bike at a Metrorail Station
Bike & Ride
Facilities at College Park-U of MD and future East Falls Church and Vienna stations provide free secure bike parking with SmarTrip® card access. Learn more about
Bike & Ride facilities.
Metro currently owns and operates about 2,400 bicycle racks, and is replacing older racks with new inverted-U racks.
Do not lock your bicycle to railings, sign posts, benches, or other objects around stations. Such bicycles are subject to removal without notification.
Bicycle lockers safeguard your bicycle by providing protection from theft, vandalism, and inclement weather. The lockers are designed to hold one bicycle each as well as bicycle gear. Metro currently owns and operates about 2,400 bicycle lockers.
Each locker has a unique lock and key. The space inside is approximately: 4' high x 6' 5" deep x 3' wide at the door and narrows toward the back of the locker. Most standard bicycles will fit inside. Longer bicycles such as tandem bikes or some recumbent bikes will not fit into the lockers, however, send us an email (mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about availability of special sized lockers.
To rent a locker at one of our stations,
send us an email providing your name, address, contact phone number, email address, and station of interest. All locker rentals cost $120 per year, and are subject to availability. Payments are accepted by credit cards, checks, and money orders.
For more information on the number of racks and lockers offered at individual stations, see individual
Capital Bikeshare has bikesharing locations at or near more than one-third of Metrorail stations. For full details on how bikesharing works, visit
Capital Bikeshare's website. For information on which stations have bikesharing, see individual
Request maintenance for bicycle facilities by filling out our
Customer Comment Form specifying "facility" and "other," and the problem, rack, locker, or facility that needs attention.
- Topic: "Facility"
- Incident Type: "Other"
- Comments: Provide a description of the problem, and the rack, locker or facility that needs attention.
To report a stolen or vandalized bicycle, call Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121.
Bike & Ride
Secure bike parking is now FREE at College Park-U of MD station. All you need is a registered SmarTrip® card.
Sign up for secure bike parking »
Register your bike
Help police identify and recover your bike in the event that it is lost or stolen. Bike registration with Metro Transit Police is easy and free. Simply complete the
online form to register your bike.