Capital Bikeshare offering 24 hour memberships for $1 on Car Free Day

We love being one of the many ways to get around the DC metro area without a car, so we thought we’d help celebrate Car Free Day 2014 by offering 24-hour membership for just $1!
Capital Bikeshare Dollar Day!
You heard right – on Monday, September 22, from 12am until 11:59pm, you can get a 24 hour membership, good for unlimited rides of 30 minutes or less for just $1. Simply head to your nearest Capital Bikeshare station, where the 24-hour membership, regularly $7, will be available for $1. The usual terms and conditions apply, but access to thousands of bikes and hundreds of stations for 24 hours will cost you just a buck.

Take the Car Free Day pledge for free at, be entered to win GREAT prizes, and head to a station on Monday, September 22 for your 24-hour membership for just $1.

August 2014 Expansion Update

We’re so happy to have some expansion news to share this month, with more docks at a popular DC station, a new dock near Metro in Arlington and 8 new stations in Alexandria! We’re now up to 336 stations system-wide, with desirable destinations everywhere you look!


  • 12th St & U St NW, relocated from 13th St & U St NW,  expanded to 31 docks

  • Arlington:

  • Courthouse Metro / 15th St & N. Uhle St, new, 21 docks

  • Alexandria:

  • Eisenhower Ave at Mill Race Ln
  • Ballenger Ave at Dulany St
  • Duke St at John Carlyle St
  • Mount Vernon Ave at E Nelson Ave
  • Mount Vernon Ave at E Del Ray Ave
  • Mount Vernon Ave at Kennedy Street
  • Monroe Ave at Leslie Avenue
  • Potomac Greens Dr at Slater’s Ln
  • The District Department of Transportation blog also has more information on 10 upcoming station installations, and an update on the progress of further expansion. We’re glad to have more expansion on the horizon, and hope to see the resolution of supplier issues and more stations everywhere you look very soon.

    Expansion Update - Alexandria

    Capital Bikeshare Expands in Alexandria

    During the week of August 18, the City of Alexandria doubled their station count by adding eight new Capital Bikeshare stations in the Del Ray and Carlyle neighborhoods. These stations include:

    * Eisenhower Ave & Mill Race Ln
    * Ballenger Ave & Dulany St
    * Duke St & John Carlyle St
    * Mount Vernon Ave & East Nelson Ave
    * Mount Vernon Ave & East Del Ray Ave
    * Mount Vernon Ave & Kennedy St
    * Monroe Ave & Leslie Avenue
    * Potomac Greens Dr & Slaters Ln

    The City’s Local Motion program is the resource for all of Alexandria’s transportation options. Please visit for local transportation updates and information.

    To sign up for Capital Bikeshare, please visit

    July 2014 Expansion Update

    We added three new stations DC, three more in Arlington County and expanded one in Arlington and one in DC this month. There are now 326 stations system-wide.


  • 9th & G St NW - MLK Library, New, 23 docks
  • 34th & K St NW – Waterfront, New, 19 docks
  • 24th St. & New Hampshire Ave NW, New, 19 Docks
  • 4th St & W St NE, relocated from 4th St. & Rhode Island Ave and expanded, 15 docks
  • Arlington

  • Arlington Blvd & N. George Mason Dr., New, 11 Docks
  • Lee Hwy & N. Cleveland St., New, 15 docks
  • Lee Hwy & N. Scott St., New, 15 docks
  • Thomas Jefferson Community Center/2nd St & S Old Glebe Rd, relocated & expanded, 15 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.

    An Update on Your Key!

    To our members,

    We know you’ve been waiting for an update about new key shipments, and we’re so appreciative of your patience as we worked overtime to solve all of the issues we ran into during the shortage. The good news is that we have begun receiving the new keys! Here’s what to expect when you open the envelope with your new key inside:

    Fancy New Keys Heading Your Way

    We are now shipping new keys out to current members waiting for replacements, and to new members who have been waiting to activate your Capital Bikeshare membership. More keys are on the way, and we should be able to finish distributing keys to everyone who has been waiting very soon. At this time, we are shipping keys to new members and for those with broken or lost keys only.

    We truly appreciate your patience as we hit the home stretch. Happy riding!


    The Capital Bikeshare Team