November 2013 Expansion Update

We have plenty of new expansion details to update you on this month, including a very exciting announcement from the City of Alexandria!

Alexandria will double its number of stations this winter.  New Capital Bikeshare stations will be added in the Del Ray and Carlyle areas in Alexandria. Make sure to link up with us on Twitter and Facebook for details on new stations as they become available.

We added plenty of new stations this month and also moved a few locations:

-Calvert St & Woodley Pl NW, new, 19 docks
-New Jersey Ave & N St NW/Dunbar HS, new, 19 docks
-Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave & 49th St NE, new, 11 docks
-Deanwood Rec Center, new, 15 docks
-Hains Point/Buckeye & Ohio Dr SW, new, 17 docks

-Arlington Blvd & N Fillmore St, new, 11 docks
-Long Bridge Dr & 6th St S (Long Bridge Park), new, 15 docks
-18th St S & S Hayes St was relocated just around the corner to S Hayes St & 18th St S at the Aurora Hills Library

Montgomery County
-Old Georgetown Rd & Southwick Rd, new, 19 docks
-Friendship Blvd & Willard Dr, new, 19 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.

Member Benefits & RideScout Launch in DC

Next week a new transportation app, RideScout, is launching in DC. The app is a one stop shop for getting you from point A to point B and prominently features Capital Bikeshare locations throughout the DC area, alongside Metro, car sharing locations and more!

Learn more about this free app and get some great CaBi member benefits at their launch happy hour events this week.

Cold Weather Biking Tips!

It’s getting cold out there! But riding a bike in the cold doesn’t have to be miserable. With a little planning, riding in colder temps can be quite enjoyable. goDCgo and BikeArlington have teamed up to bring you some great tips on how to prepare yourself for cold-weather riding—and they even turned it into a pretty infographic!

Expansion Update!

There’s lots of news in the world of expansion over here at Capital Bikeshare. Our operations team was hard at work throughout October adding a handful new stations in the District, a whopping 24 in Montgomery County and making a few small station changes in Arlington County. Check out the full list of new stations below:

Crews have installed new stations in the following District locations:

• Potomac Ave. & 8th St. SE – 15 docks
• 10th & Florida Ave. NW – 19 docks
• 3rd & Tingey St. SE – 19 docks
• 14th & Belmont St. NW – 15 docks

There were 24 (!) new stations added in Montgomery County this month:

• Crabbs Branch Way & Redland Rd. – 15 docks
• Needwood Rd. & Eagles Head Ct. – 15 docks
• Crabbs Branch Way & Calhoun Pl. – 15 docks
• Fallsgrove Dr. & West Montgomery Ave. – 15 docks
• Montgomery College Rockville – 21 docks
• Elm St. & 47th   - 15 docks
• Montgomery Ave. & Waverly St. – 11 docks
• Battery Ln. & Trolley Trail – 15 docks
• Norfolk & Rugby Ave. -  11 docks
• Chevy Chase Drive & Offut Ln. – 11 docks
• Piccard and W. Gude Dr. – 19 docks
• Broschart & Blackwell Rd. – 15 docks
• Taft St. & E. Gude Dr. – 15 docks
• Fenton St. & Gist Ave. – 11 docks
• Garland Ave. & Walden Rd. – 15 docks
• Carroll & Westmoreland Ave. – 15 docks
• Carroll & Ethan Allen Ave. – 15 docks
• Fenton St & Ellsworth Dr.—15 docks
• Ripley & Bonifant St.—15 docks
• Georgia Ave. & Spring St. – 11 docks
• East West Hwy. & Blair Mill Rd. – 15 docks
• Monroe St. & Monroe Pl.  – 15 docks
• King Farm Blvd. & Piccard Dr. – 15 docks
• King Farm Blvd. & Pleasant Dr. – 13 docks

And finally, we had a few minor station moves in Arlington in October:

• S Joyce St. & Army Navy Dr. station moved 50’ south on Joyce St.
• N Pershing Dr. & Wayne St. station moved 50’ west on N. Pershing Dr.
• 26th & Crystal Dr. station has been relocated two blocks away and is now at 26th & S Clark St.

We’re always on the search for the best new locations for our stations! Want to help us out? Add your suggestions to our crowdsourcing map. Thanks in advance!

Capital Bikeshare Turns 3!

Friday, September 20, could not have been a better day to celebrate our 3rd birthday, coinciding as it did with the beginning of Car Free Days and International Park(ing) Day. It was like the planets aligned for the best birthday ever! We really jump-started the celebratory spirit a full three days early by offering prizes to randomly selected Twitter followers who retweeted our stuff to make us look super popular. But the prize-giving frenzy didn’t stop there! Oh, no! By Friday, we were in full birthday party mode with perky, smiling staff members camped out at the Capital Bikeshare “parklet” on F Street, NW, and conducting a #bikesharetrivia contest while consuming an alarming number of cupcakes. Check out the photos of the event on our Facebook page. Please note the surprise visit (we invited him) from DC emcee/hip hop artist and CaBi enthusiast Javier Starks! Because we are hip like that. Thanks so much to absolutely everyone who stopped by and participated in our giveaways!

In related news, we also released the official 3rd Birthday infographic, which captures all the most riveting CaBi statistics of the year and is reportedly our most complicated infographic to date – you’re welcome!