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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!

    How to Install a Capital Bikeshare Station, in a Few Easy Steps

    We are so excited about our expansion this fall, with new stations in Alexandria, Arlington, Montgomery County and soon in DC.
    Installing a Station
    With all of this expansion action, we thought it would be fun to show our members just what goes into choosing a place and installing a new Capital Bikeshare station. It takes a lot of work from a number of people to make it happen, but with over 8 million rides in our four years, we know we have plenty of fans out there waiting for more stations and new destinations to ride towards. Click on the jump to get the step-by-step guide to installing a functional, well-lit Capital Bikeshare station!

    Capital Bikeshare Bike Corrals for Nationals Playoff Games

    Corrals for all Nats Home Playoff GamesThe Washington Nationals are headed to the Major League Baseball playoffs this week, and what better way to get to the ball park than by bike! There’s nothing like cruising through the cool autumn air for some exciting October baseball in the District, and we’re going to make sure you can get right to the game when you arrive.

    Capital Bikeshare will be hosting a bike corral at the 1st St and N St SE station during every Nationals home playoff game this season, which means you won’t need to worry about finding a dock! Corrals will open 1 hour before the games start, and will close 30 minutes after the game ends. Bike to the ballpark to celebrate an incredible season for the Nats and root for them as they play for the World Series!

    Capital Bikeshare offering 24 hour memberships for $1 on Car Free Day

    We love being one of the many ways to get around the DC metro area without a car, so we thought we’d help celebrate Car Free Day 2014 by offering 24-hour membership for just $1!
    Capital Bikeshare Dollar Day!
    You heard right – on Monday, September 22, from 12am until 11:59pm, you can get a 24 hour membership, good for unlimited rides of 30 minutes or less for just $1. Simply head to your nearest Capital Bikeshare station, where the 24-hour membership, regularly $7, will be available for $1. The usual terms and conditions apply, but access to thousands of bikes and hundreds of stations for 24 hours will cost you just a buck.

    Take the Car Free Day pledge for free at www.carfreemetrodc.org, be entered to win GREAT prizes, and head to a station on Monday, September 22 for your 24-hour membership for just $1.