Corral Service Updates

Corral Service in downtown DC has been a big hit throughout our busy season, thanks to the many trips our members took to these stations. We originally announced that corrals would end in September, but due to their popularity, we extended them for two additional months.

However, as temperatures (and ridership) drop this winter, we are adjusting our corral service for the season.

  • Beginning today, the corral at 21st St & I (Eye) St NW will be CLOSED for the season.

  • Our corral at 13th & New York Ave NW will operate through December 18, 2015. This corral will also be closed on November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Corral Service will resume again in the spring. Until then, be sure to check Spotcycle or your nearest station kiosk for bike and dock availability. Don’t forget that you can get 15 additional minutes of ride time if you arrive at a full stataion. Visit the kiosk for more information.

October 2015 Expansion Update

In this edition of Expansion, we relocated and expanded two stations in DC.


  • Kennedy Center, Relocated to F St & New Hampshire Ave NW & expanded to 19 docks
  • 11th & K St NW, Relocated to 10th & K St NW & expanded to 23 docks
We're always on the lookout for the next great station location. Be sure to add your suggestion to the Crowdsourcing Map!

CaBi Hack Night Showcases System Data at Work

Photo Credit: MV Jantzen / Mobility LabThe Transportation Techies meet-up group held their fourth “CaBi Hack Night” event at the brand new 1776 facility in Crystal City on Monday, October 19. Transportation data enthusiasts, animators and Bikeshare fans assembled to see a full slate of presentations from their peers on everything from the #busybike to rebalancing. The event was featured in a Washington Post story here. These projects are made possible by our system data, available to the public here.

Time to Shine - Cycling After Daylight Savings Time

With Daylight Savings Time ending last weekend, darkness will fall earlier each day. But fear not, our bikes come equipped with front and rear lights that turn on as soon as you start rolling.

Here are some other ways to stay as bright and visible as possible after dark, from our friends at goDCgo and BikeArlington:

Spinning Wrenches

From L-R: Back row – Bryan, Lane, Ernest, Shawn, Pete & Donald; Front row – Dominic & George; Not pictured – James, Brendan, Robbie and Todd.

Above the soulful crooning of a Sam Cooke track, there is the industrial rat-a-tat-tat of a powerful drill punching through metal. No one in the Capital Bikeshare service department bats an eye as staff mechanic Dominic installs a “Frankenstein” safety bolt into the red frame of a bicycle. “It takes a lot to get a bike in here, so while we have it, we do the best we can to address any possible problems with the bike,” says Shawn Smith, the service manager for the 12 mechanics and the 3,100 bikes they keep in good condition. “With the right attention, quality labor and good replacement parts these bikes can go for years.”

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