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 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!


SERVICE ALERT: January 2016 Snow Event

UPDATE 2/1, 4:45pm: Capital Bikeshare has resumed normal service at all 360 stations across the region. Rebalancing and bike checking staff will resume normal operations beginning this evening.

Thank you for your patience as we dug out from the historic snowfall of January 22-24. We are so glad to be back up and riding once again.

December 2015 Expansion Update

We may not have installed any stations this month, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t thinking about expansion. Our warehouse took delivery of the next round of stations, due to be installed over the course of the coming months.

Have an idea for a place to put all these? Be sure to suggest your favorite station location on our Crowdsourcing Map. We’re counting on you!