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On the road: bike-sharing programs

If you like to include bicycling in your travels, there’s a way to do that without bringing along your bike. A growing number of cities around the world have established bike-sharing programs, where people pay a membership fee, an hourly fee or both to use bicycles set up at stations around town. In many cases, you can take the bike from one station and leave it at another, so you’re not constantly circling back on your explorations. Fodor’s reports that there are more than 300 organized bike rental programs worldwide with a fleet of over 250,000 bikes.  The largest in North America? Washington D.C. Read the full report here.