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Bike to Work Day is Back



The #MetroShutdown was a great test run but now the big day is upon us. Show your support for bicycle commuting all over the Washington metro area at Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 20th.

BTWD is a great day to try commuting to work if you’re a first time rider by tagging along with friends and coworkers or by joining other riders in your area in a Commuter Convoy. The day is marked with over 80 pit stops located in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Each pit stop will have free food, beverages and giveaways.

Register for a pit stop near your home, office or transit mode to receive a free t-shirt, get access to great giveaways and be entered into a region wide bike raffle. T-shirts are limited to the first 15,000 registrants, so sign up today at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

Increasing Access to Capital Bikeshare



The Capital Bikeshare Community Partners Program has launched! On April 13, District Department of Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo announced the new program for non-profits, government agencies and social services organizations to offer low-cost memberships to the communities they serve. These organizations can provide individuals receiving need-based services with an annual membership for $5, along with a helmet and training on how to use the system. The Community Partners program joins Montgomery County's MCLIBerty program and our partnership with Bank on DC to greatly expand access to the Capital Bikeshare system across the region.



Get all the details here.

May is National Bike Month


Image courtesy League of American Bicyclists

That’s right – May is dedicated to your two-wheeled companion! There’s so much to do to be a part of National Bike Month, from rides to special events to celebrations of all things bicycle related. The weather in May is perfect for enjoying some time on two wheels, and we’ve got all the events you need to know about, including Bike Night at RFK Stadium with DC United, DC Bike Ride and the Tour de Fat. Check out the full list right here.

April 2016 Expansion Update

Phew! It’s been a busy month for the station installation team, as we added 8 new stations and expanded or relocated another four stations. There are now 378 stations system-wide, including:

DC

     
  • 14th St & L St NW, New, 19 docks
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  • 1st St & O St NW, New, 15 docks
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  • South Capitol St & Atlantic St SW, New, 19 docks
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  • 34th St & Minnesota Ave SE relocated to Benning Rd & East Capitol St NE, 15 docks
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  • 18th St & C St NW, New, 19 docks
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  • 22nd St & P St NW, New, 19 docks
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  • Washington and Independence Ave SW / HHS, Relocated 100 feet south and expanded, now 31 docks

Arlington

     
  • 20th St & S. Bell St relocated to 15th St & S. Eads St and expanded, now 15 docks
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  • Clarendon Blvd & N. Pierce St relocated across Clarendon Blvd and expanded, now 15 docks

Alexandria

     
  • Royal St & Wilkes St, New, 15 docks

Montgomery County

     
  • Lyttonsville Rd & Lyttonsville Pl, New, 15 docks
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  • Woodmont Ave & Strathmore St, New, 11 docks

Want to help as we add more? Be sure to suggest at station on our Crowdsourcing Map!

March 2016 Expansion Update

It’s warming up and we’re dropping new stations around the city! Here’s where the three stations we installed went this month:

DC

  • 16th St & R St NW, new, 19 docks
  • 16th St & Irving St NW, new, 19 docks
  • Wisconsin Ave & Ingomar St NW, new, 19 docks

Want to help as we add more? Be sure to suggest at station on our Crowdsourcing Map!