Bikes on Metrorail

Bicycles are welcome on Metrorail during all hours; however, we encourage bicyclists to be considerate of other customers and adhere to these rules when traveling with a bicycle.

Bikes are not allowed on crowded railcars. Use good judgment and only board cars that can comfortably accommodate you and your bicycle. The middle cars are usually the most crowded, so consider boarding the first or last car of the train.

Do not block aisles or doors of the train.

Senior citizens and people with disabilities always have priority. You must make designated seating areas available if needed by another passenger.

When boarding the train, use the doors at either end of the railcar - not the center doors.

Bicycles may not be carried on escalators. Use elevators only.

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.

Metro reserves the right to disallow bicycles during special events or other days where crowding is anticipated. At all times, Metro Station Managers or Metro Transit Police have the discretion to temporarily deny cyclists access during periods of passenger congestion until the congestion is cleared.

Types of Bikes Allowed

This policy covers non-collapsible, conventional operational bicycles, as well as tandem, electric-powered, and folding bicycles that are no longer than 80", no higher than 48", and no wider than 22". A folding bicycle has a frame that folds and two wheels that come together. All bicycles allowed inside railcars must be clean, free of excess grease and dirt, and not have sharp projections.

This policy does not cover motorcycles, mopeds, adult tricycles, motor-powered bicycles (including but not limited to gasoline-powered bicycles) or any other bicycle that exceeds the size restrictions stated above, and such bicycles are prohibited within the Metrorail system. Metro reserves the right to amend or terminate this policy at any time to ensure the safe and/or efficient use of Metrorail.

Age Limits

Anyone under the age of 16 bringing a bicycle into the Metrorail system must be accompanied by an adult. An adult may accompany only one child with a bicycle at a time.


Cyclists are responsible for their own bicycles and all actions, injuries, losses, and/or damages related to their bicycles in station areas, aboard trains or on Metrobuses.

Transporting Bicycles in the Metrorail System

Moving Bicycles Within the Metrorail Station

Both wheels of any bicycle must remain on the ground/floor at all times. Do not carry bicycles on escalators. Cyclists are required to use elevators. Allow other passengers to enter and exit the elevator before boarding with a bicycle. If the elevator is crowded, please wait for the next one.

Payment of Fare

There is no additional charge to bring a bicycle aboard Metrorail. Customers with bicycles should use the extra-wide faregates.

Boarding Trains

Bikes are not allowed on crowded cars. Use good judgment and only board cars that can comfortably accommodate you and your bicycle. Be prepared to wait for the next train, if necessary.

Bicyclists must yield priority seating to seniors and people with disabilities.

On weekdays, a maximum of two bicycles is permitted per railcar - one at either end of the car. Use other cars if necessary. On weekends and most holidays, no more than four bicycles (two at each end) may be allowed in any railcar of a train, at the front and rear doors only. Please wait until all exiting and entering passengers have cleared the doorway before moving their bicycles into the railcar.

Aboard the train, customers must remain with their bicycles at all times. Do not block seats, poles or doors.

Bike Control

Cyclists must not leave their bicycles unattended at any time.

Cyclists are strictly prohibited from riding bicycles inside Metro stations or station areas, including but not limited to station platforms, mezzanines, corridors or any covered area. This prohibition does not include parking lots, roadways, or outdoor paths intended for bicycle use.

Waiting for Trains

Cyclists should wait for trains as far away from the edge of the platform as possible. Ensure that the bicycle does not impede the flow of passengers.

Emergency Situations

In case of an emergency evacuation of the train, place your bicycle on top of the seats and leave it behind. Do not block the aisle. Metro assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged bicycles.

Additional Information

In addition to these guidelines, cyclists must abide by the instructions and directives of authorized Metro employees, police or fire officials.