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Bike Corrals during the National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival runs through April 13th, 2014, and Capital Bikeshare will again be partnering with the Festival to celebrate the blooms by hosting bike corrals during each weekend of the festival. A bike corral a temporary docking location staffed by our operations team, and allows Capital Bikeshare members to return bikes without having to search for a station with an open dock. The corrals will operate on:

• March 22 & 23, from 10 AM – 5 PM
• March 29 & 30, from 10 AM – 5 PM
• April 5 & 6, from 10 AM – 5 PM
• April 12 & 13, from 10 AM – 5 PM

The corrals will be located at the Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW (MLK & FDR Memorials) station.

We are excited to be able to make it easier for everyone to bike to the blossoms during this beautiful time in the District.

Find #bikeinbloom, Win Stuff.

Today’s the day! We are so excited to welcome the arrival of the National Cherry Blossom Festival by putting our #bikeinbloom into the system! Our pink petal pedaller is now available for you to ride – but since there’s just one, you have to find it first! When you spot the #bikeinbloom, whether it’s at a dock, on a ride or taking you for a spin, snap a picture! When you post your photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #bikeinbloom, you’ll be entered to win great prizes from our friends and partners all over the DC area!

Capital Bikeshare Helps Metro, Commuters Roll

On its own, the Capital Bikeshare system is a great option for all kinds of trips, from roundabout explorations through the National Mall, to quick jaunts between work and lunch and everything in between. When used in conjunction with other regional transit systems, the trips we take on these beloved red bikes indicate that Capital Bikeshare fills an important need for those who travel using other transit systems in our region.

February 2014 Expansion Update

We added six new stations on this month, four in DC and two in Montgomery County. This latest push brings the system-wide total to 313. We are especially pleased to be partnering with WMATA to add more stations at Metrorail locations throughout the area.

District of Columbia

  • 1st & H St. NW, in front of Walmart, New, 15 docks
  • Ft. Totten Metro Station, New, 19 docks
  • TaKoma Metro Station, New, 19 docks
  • Rhode Island Metro Station, New, 19 docks
  • Montgomery County

  • Rockville Metro Station – East Side, New, 13 docks
  • Veterans Place & Pershing Drive in Silver Spring, New, 11 docks
  • We’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest station location! Have an idea? Add your suggestions to our crowdsourcing map for future consideration.

    Equipment Delays

    As you may know, the equipment supplier for Capital Bikeshare, Public Bike System Company, filed for bankruptcy protection in January. This has had no impact on Capital Bikeshare operations, but it has led to delays in the shipping of new bikeshare stations. Alta Bicycle Share, the operator of Capital Bikeshare, is working diligently on completing station orders for Capital Bikeshare’s jurisdictions. In the meantime, there are a few stations currently in our warehouse that will be installed in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.