Tell Your Friends: Get Involved in the REI Free Weekend

Get Involved in REI's Free Weekend

You’ve heard the news, so now it’s time to mark your calendars. Capital Bikeshare and REI have partnered to offer FREE 24-hour memberships — our first free ride weekend — on July 16 and 17!

Preparing for the grand opening of their DC flagship store, REI’s Free Weekend (brilliantly!) connects the joys of being “United Outside” with biking and is using Capital Bikeshare to get our community together for a ride. As a Capital Bikeshare member yourself, we encourage you to spread the word! Remind your friends and family what you already know — a bike is not only a convenient way to get around, it’s really fun too.

Thanks to REI, it’s easy for your peeps to participate. Upon signing up, they’ll receive a unique code for a FREE 24-hour access pass. Then, they just show up on July 16-17 at their nearest Capital Bikeshare station with the code in hand. Simple, right? And, don’t forget, free!*

Invite a friend here.

*Usage fees still apply to all trips over 30 minutes. But take as many free 30-minute rides as you like with your 24-hour access pass.

REI is celebrating all summer long with 100 days of outdoor recess gearing up their flagship store opening this fall. For a menu of activities, visit A special Capital Bikeshare corral service at select locations will also be available to get you and friends to REI’s Free Weekend festivities.

Help Us Grow the Community Partners Program

Capital Bikeshare and select jurisdictions proudly announced the Community Partners Program this spring. We’re aiming to help increase access to the Capital Bikeshare system for those receiving needs-based services in our area. Since our April launch, we’ve enrolled a number of wonderful nonprofits and local government agencies, enabling them to connect dozens of their clients with $5 Capital Bikeshare Annual Memberships. Now, we’re growing the program even further!

With amazing members, like you, who give back to their communities as volunteers, program staff or even board members at nonprofit service organizations, we would love to connect your organization with our Community Partners Program. If your organization provides low-income and under-served communities with needs-based services in Arlington County and the District of Columbia, consider adding a $5 Capital Bikeshare Annual Membership to your suite of transportation options for clients. Connect with us on social media or email us at to get the conversation started.

New Corral Service on Your Commute

We know there’s no better way to commute than on two wheels, but what could make it even better? Two words: guaranteed parking! Our Corral Service locations provide just that. With our corral attendants on hand, you’ll always have a dock waiting for you.

Since expanding our morning Corral Service locations to include 17th & K St NW and we’ve seen many of your smiling faces at our unlimited docking stations. Our three primary corrals have averaged nearly 300 riders per day since early June and are continuing to help make your commuting trips easier with bikeshare.

Now, we're adding THREE new Corral Service locations to your AM commute. Click here for all the details.

July 2016 Expansion Update

With the Summer of SafeTrack fully underway, our installation team was quite busy this month! Eight new stations were installed and four others across the system expanded. There are now 391 stations systemwide. Check out the locations on the News Page.

  • DC
    • Minnesota Ave Metro / DOES, Expanded, now 15 docks
    • Benning Road & East Capitol St, Expanded, now 15 docks
    • Madison Dr & 4th St SW, New, 19 docks
    • Henry Bacon Dr & Lincoln Memorial Circle NW, New, 19 docks
    • 17th St & Constitution Ave SW / Survey Lodge, New, 19 docks
  • Arlington

    • East Falls Church Metro / 19th St & N. Sycamore St, New, 19 docks
    • Ballston Metro / N Stuart St and 9th St N, Expansion, now 23 docks
  • Alexandria

    • Braddock Road Metro, Expanded, Now 29 Docks
    • Commonwealth Ave & E Monroe Ave, New, 15 docks
    • Radford st & Osage St, New, 23 docks
    • Potomac Ave & Main Line Blvd, New, 19 docks
    • Commonwealth Ave & Oak St, New, 19 docks

Have a suggestion for our next great station location? Be sure to place it (or vote for it) on our crowdsourcing map.

Corral Service on National Mall for July 4th Fireworks

Heading to the fireworks this July 4th? We’ll be there! Capital Bikeshare will be operating a corral at the 10th St. & Constitution Ave NW station adjacent to the National Mall from 3pm until 1 hour after the fireworks end. Our corral service staff will be available to ensure that you always find an open dock as you join the celebration.

Please note that many of our stations on the National Mall and Memorial Parks will be behind the security perimeter for Independence Day festivities and will not be accessible. These stations include:

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Ohio Dr & W Basin Dr / FDR & MLK Memorials
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Jefferson Dr & 14th St NW / Washington Monument
  • 17th St & Independence Ave SW / Survey Lodge
  • Henry Bacon Dr & Lincoln Memorial Cir NW

Once the fireworks are over, bikes will be available at the Corral Service station on a first-come, first-served basis until they are all gone. Please keep that in mind when you head home and be sure to know all your transportation options. Happy Independence Day!

10th St & Constitution Ave NW