Bring Your Bike 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 high ridership is expected.
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 1,214 bicycle lockers and the total number of Metrorail stations with bike lockers installed is 53.
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.
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 most Metrorail stations. For full details on how bikesharing works, visit
Capital Bikeshare's website.
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.