March 23, 2022

Free Electric Scooter Trainings and Safety Clinics for Those 18-and-Older Will Be Available in April, May and June


Residents 18-and-older who are interested in electric scooter lessons will have the opportunity to attend four free clinics in April, May and June sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. Participants will be able take a test ride, learn safety tips and get details on basic scooter laws.

The clinics generally will last about two hours and e-scooters will be available at each site. Those interested in e-scooters can stop in at any time during the two-hour clinics.

Participants must have a valid driver’s license. No registration is required to attend a clinic and walk ups are welcome.

The schedule of clinics:
  • Saturday, April 9. Noon-2 p.m. Westfield Montgomery Mall. 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda (Outside Nordstrom’s at the top-level garage).
  • Saturday, April 30. Noon-2 p.m. Upper County Recreation Center. 8201 Emory Grove Rd., Gaithersburg (parking lot).
  • Saturday, May 7. Noon-2 p.m. Wheaton Ice Arena. 11717 Orebaugh Dr., Wheaton (back left parking lot).
  • Saturday, June 12. Noon-2 p.m. Montgomery College. 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville. (Parking Lot 13).
Electric scooters can help bridge the "first-mile/last-mile" gap of public transportation to provide the flexibility to easily get to and from a user’s ultimate destination. Bird, Lime and Spin participate in the County’s Dockless Vehicle Pilot Program.

For more information about the e-scooter clinics, visit or call 240-777-8380.