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February 2016 Expansion Update

We snuck in two station installations before the snow set in!
DC

  • Yuma St. & Tenley Circle, New, 19 docks

Montgomery County

We’re always on the lookout for the next great station location. Be sure to add your suggestion to the┬áCrowdsourcing Map

Get Ready for Visitors with Capital Bikeshare

Despite the record snowfall in January, spring is just around the corner. If you or your organization works with visitors to the Nation’s Capital and its surroundings, consider Capital Bikeshare bulk passes!

Sharing CaBi Safety Tips

You use Capital Bikeshare for all kinds of reasons: to get around, for fitness, to explore new neighborhoods or see the sights. We’re proud of our members for being generally a safe, respectful bunch, and use good sense when travelling on two wheels. Here are some helpful safety suggestions to remind you what to do if you come across a sticky situation.

DC Bike Ride Is Coming

Clear your calendars on May 22, 2016 – the DC Bike Ride will close the streets to vehicles and make way for a community event unlike anything DC has seen in a while. Cruise the city at your own pace on 17 miles of car-free streets. Just you, two wheels, and some of the most iconic sights in the world. It will be the perfect day for a bike ride, planned just for you.

While we don’t recommend you take a Capital Bikeshare bike for this ride, you can save $10 discount on your registration fee if you act fast. Register before March 1 for the early bird rate and save before prices go up. Head to dcbikeride.com and join the ride today. Are you ready? 

Shoveling Out from #snowzilla


Wow. The Capital Bikeshare service area received a winter storm unlike any other in our 5 and a half years of service. With a reported 22+ inches of snow in many areas where we have stations, this was a monster storm. Our stations were covered and we had to shut the system down for 5 days as we waited for conditions to improve and our staff to dig out stations one by one, mostly by hand.
That didn’t stop many of you from riding in the hours and minutes ahead of the big blizzard. On Friday, January 22, you took 2990 trips, including 630 trips after the snow started falling! After the system closed, photos of our stations and bikes buried in snow became one of the signature images of the storm. Check out some of our favorites from members like you and get a firsthand look at our storm recovery on Storify.
We know it was a long time to be closed, but the safety of our members, staff and equipment is our first priority. We’re glad to be back in action and riding again. Just two months until spring!