Explore By Bike

Bicycle Friendly Communities

Washington D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Montgomery County and Fairfax County's system of bike trails, lanes and routes rank among the best in the country! Nationally recognized as Bicycle Friendly Communities by the League of American Bicyclists, Washington D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Reston, Rockville and Bethesda are the perfect places to travel and explore by bike. The region is laced with an extensive and growing network of off-street trails, on-street bike lanes and separated cycletracks. There are even bike lanes on one of the most iconic streets in America: Pennsylvania Avenue!

Looking for ideas on how to use Capital Bikeshare?

  • Run errands and skip on the cost of parking.
  • Get exercise on your way to work and save on trips to the gym.
  • Go to business meetings.
  • Expand your lunch options by riding to nearby neighborhoods to grab a bite.
  • Ride to a ball game (Nationals, Capitals, DC United, Wizards are all accessible!).
  • Visit your favorite nighttime hot spots.
  • Explore the trails and paths in your neighborhood
  • Enjoy the National Mall and monuments up close and personal.


The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Division of Transportation Engineering administers and manages the County's BIKEWAYS Program. They receive and review requests for bikeway construction along County-maintained and State-maintained roadways. All bikeway constructed by MCDOT complies with Federal Law under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Bikeway Program develops and constructs new projects to provide bicycle facilities for all types of riders (recreational, novice, experienced, and commuters) in Montgomery County. Many of the projects are derived from the Master Plans. Bicycle facilities are needed for the experienced and commuter cyclists who primarily use the roadways, as well as for the recreational cyclist who may feel more comfortable cycling on a separate shared use path. Bicycle facilities under the jurisdiction of MCDOT primarily are located within road right-of-way but also include some recent rails to trails conversions.

For more information, go the County’s Bikeways homepage: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/bikeways/index.html

  • Bike Maps

  • Alexandria Bikeways Network Map, Information
  • Arlington County Bike Map Map, Information
  • goDCgo Interactive Map (includes all transportation options)
  • DC Bike Map Entire City
  • Fairfax County Bike Map
  • The Motgomery County Bikeways Map Viewer is now online! The map viewer enables you to locate, to measure, and to print letter-size maps of bikeways and bike trails within Montgomery County, Maryland. Use the map viewer navigation tools to zoom in to the aerial photography or back out to an overview map. We are also working with WABA to establish a new online bicycle route map - coming soon!
  • O'Brien's Bikeshare Station Map