Winter is Coming - Here's What We Do

As you dig out your cold-weather gear to prepare for winter, we’d like to remind you about Capital Bikeshare’s Severe Weather Policy. In times of heavy snowfall, freezing rain, ice or high winds, Capital Bikeshare may temporarily close the system for the safety of our members and staff.

Get all the details on our Severe Weather Policy and ride safely this winter.

Take Two Wheels to Two Skates

There’s plenty of outdoor activity to enjoy even as the temperatures start to drop. One of the best ways to celebrate winter in the region is to head out to a skating destination and use your bicycle-tested balance to glide gracefully across the frozen rink.

Photo credit: @meganerdruns on Twitter

The DC Metro area offers six outdoor skating venues, with rinks in Rockville, Silver Spring, Pentagon City, Georgetown, the National Mall and Navy Yard. You can choose from a wide variety of scenery to enjoy.

The best part? You can get to all six rinks with your Capital Bikeshare membership. Each of these rinks are within two blocks of a station—just dock your bike and lace up your skates! 

Give the Gift of Bikesharing

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your friends or family? How about one that lets them enjoy neighborhood parks, businesses and attractions as they pedal to and fro? Would they enjoy a bike that lets them dock and go once they arrive at their destination? How about access to 3,000+ bikes at more than 350 stations for unlimited trips?

Give the gift of bikesharing

A Capital Bikeshare annual membership makes a great gift for anyone who likes to move in and around the District, Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County on two wheels. Use it to explore new neighborhoods, get to work, take advantage of awesome deals from our Member Benefits partners and show your out-of-town friends around the sights. This unbeatable access is only $85 for 365 days of trips under 30 minutes.

So give the gift of fresh air, exploration, connection and convenience. Visit our store to buy a gift certificate today.

Corral Service Updates

Corral Service in downtown DC has been a big hit throughout our busy season, thanks to the many trips our members took to these stations. We originally announced that corrals would end in September, but due to their popularity, we extended them for two additional months.

However, as temperatures (and ridership) drop this winter, we are adjusting our corral service for the season.

  • Beginning today, the corral at 21st St & I (Eye) St NW will be CLOSED for the season.

  • Our corral at 13th & New York Ave NW will operate through December 18, 2015. This corral will also be closed on November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Corral Service will resume again in the spring. Until then, be sure to check Spotcycle or your nearest station kiosk for bike and dock availability. Don’t forget that you can get 15 additional minutes of ride time if you arrive at a full stataion. Visit the kiosk for more information.

October 2015 Expansion Update

In this edition of Expansion, we relocated and expanded two stations in DC.


  • Kennedy Center, Relocated to F St & New Hampshire Ave NW & expanded to 19 docks
  • 11th & K St NW, Relocated to 10th & K St NW & expanded to 23 docks
We're always on the lookout for the next great station location. Be sure to add your suggestion to the Crowdsourcing Map!