AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Cyclists rejoice! CapMetro has announced that it will no longer be charging an annual fee for bike riders to use their MetroBike Shelters.
The shelters are conveniently located at popular MetroRail stations, as well as a few major transit centers, throughout the City of Austin. This gives cyclists the opportunity to store their bicycles in a secure facility instead of having to lug it with them everywhere or leaving it exposed to natural elements.
The shelters offer 24-hour camera surveillance, fully enclosed parking, seating for changing, an air pump, work stand and tools for minor bike repairs.
Here's where you can find a shelter along a MetroRail route or at a major transit center:
- Kramer Station
- Lakeline Station
- MLK Station
- Plaza Saltillo Station
- Highland Station
- Tech Ridge Park & Ride
- South Congress Transit Center
The shelters can only be accessed with a MetroBike Access Card.
How to use your card: Swipe your card over the red light to the left of the door to open.
Expiration: The card will expire every 2 years and requires a $3 registration fee to renew. Customers will also receive notification to update any information that has changed every 2 years.
Replacement cards: There is a $20 lost-card fee.
Replacement cards can be ordered through the CapMetro App or at the Transit Store.