#VoteByBikeshare With THE CANDIDATE's Pedaling Platform - Free Rides on Nov. 8

With two weeks to go until Election Day 2016, we’ve discovered a special candidate who is campaigning just to get you to the polls! Meet “THE CANDIDATE,” Capital Bikeshare’s star-spangled civic citizen. Together with 30 fellow two-wheeled campaign staffers, THE CANDIDATE is hitting the campaign lanes and trails to tell you that Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE Single-Trip Fares on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to provide another transportation option to get you to your voting location.
That’s right: Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE one-way fares at every station in the system to encourage you to take active transportation to a station near your polling place. THE CANDIDATE believes that voting is the duty of every citizen of this fine nation and is riding high on the campaign saddle to make it easier to #VoteByBikeshare.
Spot THE CANDIDATE and snap a picture between now and Election Day to help spread the word. Let’s get the #VoteByBikeshare message to the masses and promote sustainable transportation on Election Day up and down the ballot.

SERVICE ALERT: Service Enhancements During SafeTrack Surge 10

Capital Bikeshare will provide service enhancements during Metrorail’s SafeTrack Surge 10. From Saturday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 22, Metrorail’s Red Line between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations will be impacted. For 25 days, Metrorail service in this area will be dramatically reduced and two stations – Brookland and Rhode Island Ave – will be closed.

To better connect riders with available MARC and VRE rail service as well as other Red Line trains, Capital Bikeshare will offer afternoon Corral Service at Union Station from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at the Columbus Circle / Union Station station. Corral Service offers unlimited docks to members heading to Union Station to take other modes of transit. Corral Service will be offered daily on weekdays during the SafeTrack surge.

Our rebalancing team will also pay special attention on stations along the affected area during Surge 10, in anticipation of higher trip volumes. This will include Capital Bikeshare stations located near the Ft. Totten, Rhode Island Ave, NoMa-Gallaudet and Union Station Metro stations.

Capital Bikeshare Launches in Reston and Tysons

(Fairfax County, VA) - Earlier today, Fairfax County officials and community members joined the business community to celebrate the official opening of Capital Bikeshare, the latest transportation option available to Fairfax County residents, visitors and commuters in Reston and Tysons.

Read more here.

It's Official: Capital Bikeshare launches in Fairfax on October 21

Capital Bikeshare is expanding into Fairfax County with two satellite networks along Metrorail's Silver Line in Tysons and Reston. There will be 15 stations in Reston serving the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station and the Reston Town Center area. The Tysons network will feature 14 stations serving multiple Silver Line stations, employment centers, and shopping and recreation destinations.

It's official now! Stations are on the ground and the big day is around the corner. Fairfax County Department of Transportation has announce that the official launch date for Capital Bikeshare in Fairfax County will be Friday, October 21. Join local elected officials, community partners and county staff at a two-part ribbon cutting in Reston and Tysons beginning at the Wiehle-Reston East bikeshare station at 2pm. Check out the official invitation here.

We're very excited to bring Capital Bikeshare to Reston and Tysons. Join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion.

Capital Bikeshare in Reston

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Capital Bikeshare in Tysons

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Corral Service for Nationals Playoff Games

We’re ready for October baseball in DC! The Washington Nationals have once again made the playoffs and we are partnering with the team to offer Corral Service at every home playoff game during the Nationals’ postseason. That means there will be unlimited docking for Bikeshare riders heading to Navy Yard to cheer on the Nats in the National League Division Series as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning this Friday afternoon.

Game 1: Corral Service begins at 4:38pm

Game 2: Corral Service begins at 3:08pm

Game 5: Corral Service begins at 7:08pm

Game day Corral Service will be offered at the 1st St & N St station (across from the Bike Valet) 1 hour before games begin and last until 30 minutes after the games end. Check Spotcycle for the most up-to-date bike and dock information.