MDOT MTA sees bicycling as an important transportation option and a way to help extend the reach of transit by filling the first mile/last mile gaps. As such MDOT MTA is undertaking a variety of different efforts on Bike to Work Day (B2WD) in order to better support and thank riders that ride a bicycle to transit.
MDOT MTA will host a Bike to Work Day Pit Stop at Penn Station from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 to thank the 60+ riders that bike to Penn Station on a daily basis. There will be a table in the central plaza with snacks, drinks, t-shirts and other goodies for riders who register by May 15 at biketoworkmd.com.
In addition to regular Bike Car service on the Penn Line, MARC will run Bike Cars on seven additional northbound and five additional southbound Penn Line trains. MARC Bike Cars will serve the Brunswick Line with an eastbound departure from Frederick and an eastbound departure from Brunswick in the morning, with a westbound arrival at Frederick and a westbound arrival at Brunswick in the afternoon. MARC's Camden Line will have four Bike Car trains: one northbound and one southbound in the both the morning and afternoon. The train numbers and scheduled times for departure at each station are listed below. For a complete list of regular Bike Car schedules on the Penn Line, please click here. Bike Cars hold up to 24 bicycles and 40 passengers.
Penn Line Southbound Additional Bike Car Service (check the Penn Line timetable for trains that accept bikes every day)
|BWI Rail Station||9:12AM||1:50PM||3:39PM||4:37PM||6:04PM|
Penn Line Northbound Additional Bike Car Service (check the Penn Line timetable for trains that accept bikes every day)
|BWI Rail Station||7:52AM||8:34AM||8:51AM||11:59AM||12:54PM||1:49PM||4:46PM|
Camden Line Southbound Bike Car Trains
Camden Line Northbound Bike Car Trains
Brunswick Line Eastbound Bike Car Trains
|Point of Rocks||-||7:55AM|
Brunswick Line Westbound Bike Cars
|Point of Rocks*||**||8:29PM|
**stop for bicycles only on Brunswick Line trains
MDOT MTA will also have staff at the Frederick Bike to Work Day event, and as mentioned above, will operate the MARC Bike Cars to serve both the Frederick and Brunswick stations. More information is available from the Bike To Work Day 2019 Facebook Event. Staff will also be at the B&A Trail - Severna Park Marketplace Pit Stop and at the Mt. Vernon Maryland State Highway Administration Pit Stop at Builford Ave & E. Monument St.
With the installation of new bike racks on 35 railcars, MARC Train riders now can transport full-size bicycles on many weekday rush-hour Penn Line trains. The new full-size bike racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis and continue MDOT MTA’s efforts to expand bicycle access across Maryland, including the addition of bicycle parking at 11 MARC stations and nine Metro SubwayLink stations. Statewide, MDOT MTA has worked closely with local jurisdictions to enhance bicycle connections to transit facilities.
MARC riders should check the schedule for the bicycle symbol to determine which trains have bike racks installed. At the station, passengers with full-size bicycles can identify which railcar to board by looking for an illuminated green light on the outside of the car. Passengers unable to find an available bike rack will need to wait for the next train with bike racks. The MARC Bike Cars will be clearly identified and riders should board and alight at designated entrances and exits. Collapsible/folding bikes continue to be accepted on all MARC trains.
Bike to Work Day Central Maryland is coordinated by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) and supported by a wide variety of sponsors and volunteers from around the region. There are over 40 Pit Stops around the region with one in Carroll County, two in Howard County, seven in Baltimore County, four in Harford County, ten in Anne Arundel County, and nineteen in Baltimore City.