Service Alert: System to Undergo Significant Software Upgrade; All Users Affected

System to Undergo Significant Software Upgrade Beginning Feb. 3 at 7pm.

For the first time in our four year history, Capital Bikeshare will undergo a significant upgrade to the operational software that powers the system. The upgrade will improve the user experience for our members by expanding the management tools available to the program’s governing jurisdictions, and to our operations contractor, Motivate International Inc. (formerly Alta Bicycle Share). The new system software will also allow us to begin testing new equipment for future expansion.
Full details are available here.

December 2014 Expansion Update

Despite the cold temps, Capital Bikeshare continues to expand! We added two new stations and expanded a third in Arlington last month, bringing their total station count to 78, and the systemwide station count to 347!


  • 21st St. N & N. Pierce St., new, 15 Docks
  • N. Nelson St. & Lee Highway (Cherrydale), new, 15 Docks
  • N. Adams St. & Lee Highway, expansion, now 23 docks
  • Have a great idea for a station location? Be sure to suggest it on the Capital Bikeshare Crowdsourcing Map. Your suggestions often become our next popular location.

    Skating, Cinema and Cocoa By Bikeshare

    Don’t let winter’s chill stop you from getting out and enjoying the season. There are plenty of things to do in the District, Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County during the colder months, and you can warm up with a quick Bikeshare ride to get to all of them! Bundle up and head out to a skating rink, the movies, or a coffee shop to enjoy some of the simple pleasures of the season. Check out some great skating, sipping and viewing opportunities that are all easily accessible by Capital Bikeshare in the full article!

    Save the Date for Capital Bikeshare's Open House

    You’re invited to be part of the conversation that will shape Capital Bikeshare’s future. Join representatives from all four jurisdictions that own the system at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW for the Capital Bikeshare Open House on Wednesday, January 28 from 6pm - 8pm. The Open House will feature conversations on price changes, future expansion, rider policy and more. We’ll also have a trivia table, with fun factoids on display from the 4+ years of Capital Bikeshare and other notable information. Click on the full article for the complete details.

    2014's Busiest Station

    It’s no secret that there were a whole lot of Capital Bikeshare trips in 2014. Over the last month, we shared several visualizations of trip data from July – September 2014 on our Facebook page. Each of these videos, created by Michael Schade of Mobility Lab, showed the combined arrivals and departures from three of our busiest months in one 24-hour cycle. We specifically highlighted the three busiest stations in the entire system - Lincoln Memorial, Union Station and Dupont Circle - to showcase our trip data and promised to award the title of 2014’s “Busiest Capital Bikeshare Station” today. Without further ado, we present you the top three for 2014’s award: