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Corral Service for the National Cherry Blossom Festival



Capital Bikeshare will offer free Corral Service at two stations this weekend for the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the height of the cherry blossom bloom. The National Park Service is anticipating a high number of visitors to the Tidal Basin this weekend, and Capital Bikeshare users can count on open docks near the blossoms.



Corral Service will offer guaranteed open docks in the morning by having staff on hand to remove bikes when the station docks are full. Corral Service will be available from 11 AM to 6 PM on Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27 at the following stations:

 

  • Jefferson Dr & 14th St SW next to the Washington Monument
  • Ohio Dr & West Basin Dr / FDR & MLK Memorials on the Tidal Basin

Capital Bikeshare expects very high demand for bikes across the system this weekend. Please check the station map or the Spotcycle App before starting your trip.

Ready, Set, Find the #bikeinbloom




Yep – it’s that time of year again! We are so excited to celebrate the arrival of the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival by putting the #bikeinbloom back into the system. Our pink petal pedaller is now available for you to ride – time to be on the lookout for that one pink bike once again!

Capital Bikeshare to Offer Free 24-hour Memberships, Corral Service March 16 for Metrorail Closure

Capital Bikeshare will offer free 24-hour memberships at all 372 stations on Wednesday March 16, beginning at 12 AM to better serve commuters looking for transportation during the Metrorail shutdown. Usage fees will still apply to all trips over 30 minutes. Visit any station kiosk and follow the prompts on the touch screen to access a free membership.



Capital Bikeshare will also offer morning Corral Service at three locations from 8am to 11am on Wedneday. Corral Service will offer guaranteed open docks in the morning by having staff on hand to remove bikes when the station docks are full. Corral service will be available at:

  • 21st St & Eye St NW in Foggy Bottom
  • 13th St & New York Ave NW near Metro Center & Franklin Square
  • Columbus Circle next to Union Station

Capital Bikeshare expects very high demand during peak hours tomorrow. Please check the station map or the Spotcycle App before starting your trip.

Destination: Columbia Pike



Now that spring is truly right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about where to ride when pleasant weather returns. This month, we’re highlighting the many destinations along Columbia Pike in Arlington! Whether you’re looking for food and entertainment options, late night meals or community activities, the Pike has a lot to offer - all conveniently located near Capital Bikeshare stations and just off the W&OD Trail.

Capital Bikeshare Rolling Out in Fairfax




Photo Courtesy @transitmatt284 on Twitter


It’s official: Capital Bikeshare is coming to Fairfax County in 2016! The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to bring Capital Bikeshare stations to two major areas of the county this year that will increase the number of travel options for residents and commuters. Bikeshare is going to become an important part of Fairfax County’s efforts to promote bicycling and walking in the region, and helps support the county’s Strategic Plan to Facilitate Economic Success.

Where will we land? Check it out.