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Bike Corrals for Veteran's Day Concert for Valor

The Concert for Valor is coming to the National Mall on November 11, and we’ve got you covered if you want to get there on Capital Bikeshare. We’re hosting bike corrals at the 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW and 12th St. & Independence Ave SW stations, with staff on hand to make sure that everyone has a dock when they arrive. Corrals will open at 6pm and will close 30 minutes after the end of the concert.

Presented by HBO, Starbucks and Chase, the Concert begins at 7pm on Veteran’s Day, November 11 and is a tribute to America’s service members and veterans. Performers include Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, Carrie Underwood, Dave Grohl, Eminem, Metallica, Rihanna, Jessie J and Zac Brown Band! There will also be special tributes from a variety of artists, movie stars and performers.

There's an (Updated) App for That

If you use the Spotcycle app for iOS and Android phones to navigate your Bikeshare trips, you’re in luck. Our developer partner has released a new version, incorporating a lot of new features. The app now features:

  • Reality+, which lets you use your phone camera to see where nearby stations are on the map.
  • Station clustering when using the map view
  • Simplified navigation within the app
  • Customizable colors for map features
  • Bug fixes and other improvements
  • The update also phases out the accounts feature, and the web-based application will no longer be available. More information on the app’s facelift is available here.

    Some of our members have been experiencing crashes upon opening the new version of the app. Our developer is aware of the issue and working diligently to resolve it.

    If you are experiencing this issue, there is a temporary fix. Simply uninstall Spotcycle from your device and reinstall it, using the App Store or Google Play. Your preferences may revert to the default settings during this process, so please review your app’s set-up once you have reinstalled it on your phone.

    We are continuing to work with our developer to ensure a seamless Spotcycle experience. If you experience any further issues, please let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

    October 2014 Expansion Update

    We added three new stations and expanded another in D.C. this month, bringing our system-wide total to 340 stations.

  • 17th & G St. NW, New, 31 Docks
  • 18th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Expansion, Now 27 Docks
  • 15th St. & L St. NW, New, 23 Docks
  • McKinley Rd. & Connecticut Ave. NW, New, 19 Docks
  • We’re always looking for the next great station location. Be sure to add your suggestions and vote for your favorites on our Crowd-Sourcing Map. We use your input to make decisions about the future of Capital Bikeshare!

    Service Alert: 2014 Marine Corps Marathon

    On Sunday October 26, the 39th Marine Corps Marathon will be run in DC and Arlington County. Road closures associated with the Marathon and its surrounding events will impact our ability to serve numerous stations in the area, as well as many major bike routes. Here is a list of the affected stations along and around the race course, primarily between the hours of 4am and 4pm on Sunday:

    September 2014 Expansion Update

    We added a new station in Montgomery County, near Takoma Park this month, bringing our system-wide total to 337 stations.

  • Flower Ave & Division St., New, 15 docks.
  • We’re always looking for the next great station location. Be sure to add your suggestions and vote for your favorites on our Crowd-Sourcing Map. We use your input to make decisions about the future of Capital Bikeshare!