How It Works

Sign up online or go to a Commuter Store location to purchase your membership today! We'll send you a Capital Bikeshare key and you'll have thousands of bikes at your fingertips 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
Insert your key into any bike dock with an available bike. When the green light appears, pull the handlebar firmly toward you to release the bike.
Take your bike for a spin. Run an errand, grab a bite, or get to work or school. Don't forget to bring a helmet!
Return the bike to any Capital Bikeshare station. Push the front wheel firmly into an empty dock. Wait for the green light to turn on so you know it's properly secured.
Go to any Capital Bikeshare station and follow the directions at the kiosk. Use a credit card to join for the day. You can take a bike as many times as you'd like for 24 hours or 3 days. Just swipe your credit card at any kiosk.
When you join at a station, you'll get an unlocking code. Enter the code at any bike dock. When the green light appears, pull the handlebar firmly toward you to release the bike.
Take your bike for a spin. Run an errand, grab a bite, or get to work or school. Don't forget to bring a helmet!
Return the bike to any Capital Bikeshare station. Push the front wheel firmly into an empty dock. Wait for the green light to turn on so you know it's properly secured. Swipe your credit card at any kiosk when you're ready to ride again!
Want more details? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
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