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Howard County Bikeshare offers both electric pedal-assist and standard bikes for rent. Whether you’re looking to burn a few extra calories or for an easier ride uphill, we’ve got you covered.


  • Feel comfortable
  • Climb a hill like it’s nothing
  • Don’t sweat
  • Ride longer distances
  • Stay fit

Electric Assist Bikes

Nearly half of Howard County Bikeshare bikes have an electric pedal-assist feature that delivers an extra ‘boost’ when riding. Electric assist bikes operate just like a regular bike, but provide background power to help you get up hills, travel to work easier, or feel more comfortable when riding. Just start pedaling and the bike will create the optimal ride based on your terrain and tempo – no gears or buttons required. Find a Pedelec bike by looking for a white lightning bolt on the back fender.

Standard Bikes

Howard County Bikeshare also offers regular bikes if you prefer a more traditional ride or want to burn a few extra calories. These bikes have 8 gears for navigating Howard County’s hilly terrain and offer the same route reporting and cargo capacity as the Pedelec bikes.

GPS Enabled

Howard County Bikeshare bikes know where they are, and where they’ve been. Check your previous routes on the web or on the App. You can check your stats and ride details.

Front basket

Both the electric assist and standard bikes have a front basket to carry your precious cargo. Whether a briefcase or groceries, the front basket can hold up to 45 pound and is independent of the front wheel foreasier handling.


Other Bike Features

  • Bell
  • Lights (front and Back)
  • Kickstand
  • Secondary Lock
  • Fenders
  • Seat height adjustment