If you live in the District or Arlington County, you’ve surely seen the Capital Bikeshare stations: Sturdy red bikes lined up, waiting for riders. For a fee, you can rent one and cycle to work, run errands or just tool around with family or friends.
Now Capital Bikeshare is poised to wheel into the suburbs. Rockville and Alexandria are the next communities slated to feature the service.
And if the enterprise proves as successful as the District’s program, College Park, Bethesda, Silver Spring and other locations might not be far behind.
Borrowing a bike could be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, but what about the Monday morning commute? Could Capital Bikeshare be a viable option for suburban commuters?