A Capital Bikeshare Commute for the Ages

It was a beautiful day for bikesharing in the nation’s capital three Wednesdays ago. The weather was perfect, corral service was ready downtown and thousands of area commuters tried Capital Bikeshare for the first time.

The announcement of Metrorail’s emergency closure on the evening of March 15 sent our region into quite the stir as residents and visitors tried to imagine a busy weekday without the transportation backbone of our region. Though our 3,100 bikes certainly can’t replace the 700,000+ daily trips taken on Metrorail every weekday, we decided to do our part to help the region get around by offering free 24-hour memberships at all 370 stations.

What happened next was something to behold. check out all the numbers here.

Peak Blossom Pedaling with #bikeinbloom

Photos courtesy of @jenn_wurz

It’s been almost two weeks and one peak blossom bonanza – have you spotted the #bikeinbloom? Our pink pedaler has been out and about for the duration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and has been spotted over 100 times! That’s more than 100 entries into our #bikeinbloom scavenger hunt, where you can be featured on our #bikeinbloom Dashboard and take home one of the incredible giveaways from our partners. Check it out here!

Spring Corral Service

Morning DC Commute Corrals are not the only opportunity for unlimited docking. We’re running corrals at some popular events in April.

Service Alert: Morning Commute Corral Service Returns Monday

Ready to enjoy morning rides with the option of unlimited docking in downtown DC again?

Well, put on your helmet and rustle up your Bikeshare fob again this spring —beginning Monday, April 4. We’re bringing back weekday Corral Service at two downtown stations from 8am to 12pm at the following locations:

  • 21st St & Eye St NW in Foggy Bottom

  • 13th St & New York Ave NW near Metro Center & Franklin Square

Corral Service will offer guaranteed open docks in the morning by having staff on hand to remove bikes when the station docks are full. This service is included with your membership, to make your Bikeshare experience more convenient and enjoyable.

We’ll offer Corral Service every weekday morning through the spring, summer and fall, with the potential for extension depending on demand.

Be sure to join us on Monday, April 4 for the season's first day of Corral Service, as we'll have complimentary coffee and doughnuts at both locations. If your morning ride takes you to the Wild Wild (North) West, come by and say hello!

Service Alert: Station relocating, service affected during downtown summit

SERVICE ALERT: Station at Convention Center to temporarily relocate, service affected March 30 - April 2

Due to security restrictions in place during the Nuclear Security summit, Capital Bikeshare will be temporarily relocating a station and will experience service disruptions between March 30 and April 2, 2016. The US Secret Service will be enforcing a security perimeter in the area around the Walter E. Washington Convention Center during this time.

To accommodate the restrictions, the station at Convention Center / 7th St & M St NW will be temporarily relocated to 7th St & P St NW for the duration of the summit. The station will return to its original location following the conclusion of security restrictions on April 2.

Road closures, motorcades and vehicular restrictions will affect rebalancing efforts for the duration of the summit. Please check Spotcycle or the Station Map before beginning your trip.