After hours of heated, closed-room debates a very cordial email chain about who to choose as our July Capital Bikeshare Member of the Month, we finally settled upon Rebecca Y., a plucky senior at Georgetown University and a member since May. To be perfectly honest, she had us at “Studying at one of the few universities in DC without a metro stop can really be a pain in the *%#.” Truth. She then proceeded to tell us why Capital Bikeshare is absolutely the hottest and most necessary investment a college student can make.
Beginning June 1, 2011, Capital Bikeshare annual members were encouraged through our Reverse Riders Rewards to assist in the redistribution of bicycles across Downtown DC. Prizes were available to members who took a bicycle from a “typically full station” and dropped it off at a “typically empty station” Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8am and 10am. One point was rewarded for each qualifying trip. The stations that are eligible were plotted on our very fancy Google map. Full details on the current contest are available here.
Capital Bikeshare is Hosting 2 Corrals Near the National Mall for July 4th Celebration and Fireworks
On Monday, July 4th, Capital Bikeshare will be providing two bike corrals to handle the large number of riders expected to use the system to visit the National Mall for the 4th of July celebrations. The bike corrals will be located at the following stations: