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MB1 and DC area riders - check this article out(6 posts)

MB1 and DC area riders - check this article outMJ
Aug 8, 2003 5:14 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28821-2003Aug7.html
I always find the biking articles in the Post pretty basic.MB1
Aug 8, 2003 7:35 AM
But at least they are there.
If you bike in DC, you know these paths pretty wellpmf1
Aug 8, 2003 7:38 AM
and probably use them mostly for commuting. The bike paths in the DC area are a great resource, but get kind of boring after a while. I can't imagine ridng in this town without them though.
What used to tick me off about Metroboyd2
Aug 8, 2003 8:37 AM
Is that you could only get you bike on at very odd hours and you had to take a training class on Saturday to be allowed to do it. I always wanted to use metro for my commute from College Park to Crystal City but never could. I guess some of the roadblocks are comming down?
Yeppmf1
Aug 8, 2003 11:38 AM
Although I have never taken my bike on a metro train, they have become a lot more bike friendly. You don't need to take a class and show a card to get your bike into the station like you used to. Anyone can walk in with a bike. You have to use the elevator (provided its working) and not use the middle train door. I'm not sure about the hours, but I see bikes a lot more on the train. I think its just the core rush hour -- maybe 6:30-9:30 am and 4:00-7:00 pm. I also see that many metro buses have bike racks on the front.
They've improved alotSpoiledBikeDaddy
Aug 8, 2003 2:39 PM
Bikes aren't allowed during rush hours, but otherwise they're welcome. The racks on the front of the bus are a relatively new thing as well, but I haven't seen too many of them in use.

Now if they could just replace those POS racks outside the Metro stations with some plain ol' "S-curve" racks!