*UPDATE: The bike share program will be in “winter hibernation” from December 14, 2018 to March 1, 2019.
Through a contract with Zagster, Inc. — a nationwide distributor and operator of app-based bike rental stations — a bike rental station is now located at Black Hill Regional Park and will soon be coming to South Germantown Recreational Park. Zagster Bike Share in Montgomery Parks encourages public use of paved trails and promotes outdoor recreation in the parks.
Zagster’s cruiser bikes feature eight gears, automatic lights, a bell as well as a front basket. The program currently has 10 bikes available. Rides under two hours are free. After two hours, riders will pay $3 per hour to continue using the bikes.
To participate, each rider must download the Zagster app and enroll in the Montgomery Parks bike share program. Enrollment is free, however each rider must provide credit card information to be kept on file. Riders without a smart phone can text SMS to (202) 999-3924 to learn how to ride by text message. After enrolling in the bike share program, users can check out bikes from the stations as often as they wish.
While using a Zagster bike in Montgomery Parks, riders must stay on paved trails. Please refer to the maps to see bike share routes in Black Hill Regional Park and bike share routes in South Germantown Recreational Park (coming soon). Riders can make stops along the trails by using the on-bike lock. Before riders end their bike trips, they must return the bikes to a Montgomery Parks Zagster station.
Bikes and bike station maintenance are provided by Zagster. For more information and to enroll in the bike share program, visit: bike.zagster.com/montgomeryparks.
Interested in becoming a bike share sponsor? The Montgomery Parks Foundation is offering sponsorship opportunities to organizations interested in promoting health and wellness, while at the same time supporting recreation in local parks. For additional information, please contact: