mBike Now Open at Riverdale Park Station

mBike Riverdale Park Station bike sharing Zagster

Photo courtesy of the town of University Park.

The University of Maryland’s bike-sharing program has added a stop at Riverdale Park Station across from MOD Pizza at the corner of Woodberry St. and 45 St.

mBike, which is run through Massachusetts-based Zagster, has added a docking station with several bikes across the street from MOD Pizza in the residential and retail development along Route 1.

That’s on top of the more visible Capital Bikeshare docking station along Van Buren Street.

The new station means that residents of University Park, which has two mBike stations, and College Park, which has dozens, can now easily bike to and from the growing retail and residential development along Route 1.

As we noted previously, it makes sense to have both local bikeshare systems at a popular shopping and dining destination, since studies show people are more likely to spend money at places with stations.

For now, with Capital Bikeshare having limited locations within the Route 1 corridor, mBike is also a better deal, with options for $3 an hour rate or $65 for an annual membership (which allows up to an hour ride free on weekdays and three hours on weekends), plus monthly memberships and student rates.

There’s also an mBike station at Art Walk in the Discovery District, just across the bridge — which opens Friday — linking Riverdale Park Station to the 150-acre research park.

That will make it easy for workers at the businesses there to hop over for a quick lunch at MOD or District Taco or Whole Foods Market — or for picnickers to head from the grocery store to the charming Art Walk.

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1 Response to mBike Now Open at Riverdale Park Station

  1. B says:

    How will 4 or 5 bikes be enough?

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