Howard County Bikeshare
Launched in 2017, the Howard County Bikeshare system offers traditional and electric-assist bicycles to their users. It’s easy, fun and comfortable and available 24/7 for errands, commuting, or recreation.
Howard County has partnered with Bewegen Technologies to operate the best bikeshare system available. Marked with a lightning bolt decal, the electric-assist bikes ride like a regular bike and don’t have any complicated gears or buttons to learn. Just simply begin pedaling and the bike will provide an extra boost to get you moving and up hilly terrain without breaking a sweat! For those looking for a more traditional ride, Howard County Bikeshare also has standard 8-gear bicycles available throughout the system.
Going for a ride is simple – with a network of 9 stations and 78 bikes, riders can register for an Annual, a Monthly and a Pay Per Ride Pass on the website (Pay Per Ride Pass also available on the app), or for a Pay Per Ride Pass at a station kiosk and start riding within minutes.
Shared Electric Scooters
In summer 2021, Howard County expects the launch of a Shared Electric Scooter program. One permit was awarded by the County to the e-scooter operator, SPIN, for a one-year trial period from March 15, 2021 to March 14, 2022. SPIN has decided to wait until summer 2021 to begin operations due to the challenges posed by the pandemic. Their permit period will still end on March 14, 2022.
SPIN is permitted to provide shared e-scooter service to the Downtown Columbia and Gateway Business Park communities as shown on our two maps. To learn more about SPIN’s operations in the U.S. and internationally, visit the SPIN website . More information will be posted here as it becomes available.