Spring Events mean April Bike Corrals

UPDATE: Opening Day Corral at 1st & N St. SW will open 2 hours before game time, at 2pm!

Heading to the blossoms? Can’t wait for the first pitch? We’ve got your covered. Capital Bikeshare will be operating Bike Corrals at the following spring events this month:

National Cherry Blossom Festival – Saturdays and Sundays during the Festival at the Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW / MLK & FDR Memorial station. The Corral is staffed from 10am to 5pm.

Washington Nationals Exhibition Game vs. New York Yankees – Saturday, April 4 at the 1st St. & N St. SE station. Corral opens 1 hour before the 1:05pm game and ends 30 minutes after the end of the game.

Nationals Home Opener – Monday, April 6th at the 1st St. & N St. SE station. Corral opens 2 hours before the 4:05pm game and ends 30 minutes after the end of the game.

Spring is here, so bike there in style!

March 2015 Expansion Update

Whatever the weather, Capital Bikeshare continues to expand! We added one new station last month in DC—bringing the system-wide station count to 349!


    • 19th St & G St NW, new, 23 docks
  • Have a great idea for a station location? Be sure to suggest it on the Capital Bikeshare Crowdsourcing Map. Your suggestions often become our next popular location.

    The #bikeinbloom is back, and you can win!

    The #bikeinbloom is back!

    It’s back! We are so excited to celebrate the arrival of the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival by putting the #bikeinbloom back into the system. Our pink petal pedaller is now available for you to ride – it’s time to be on the lookout for that one pink bike once again!

    When you spot the #bikeinbloom, whether it’s at a dock, on a ride or taking you for a spin, snap a picture. Post your photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #bikeinbloom, and you’ll be entered to win great prizes from our friends and partners all over the DC area.

    We’re excited to thank all of our awesome partners for providing more than 50 fabulous prizes like:

    We’re also throwing in a couple of great Capital Bikeshare bags from GiveLoveCycle and four annual memberships to Capital Bikeshare.

    Now go find that #bikeinbloom!

    Click here for official rules.

    Capital Bikeshare Prices to Increase May 1

    Purchase or Renew Annual Memberships at Current Rate until April 30, 2015

    Today, the participating Capital Bikeshare jurisdictions (District of Columbia, Arlington County, City of Alexandria and Montgomery County) announced the approval of the proposed price increases for membership. These increases are the first since the program started in 2010. Effective May 1, 2015, the membership pricing structure will be as follows:

    *Trip usage fees remain unchanged.

    The pricing structure change derives from a review of public comments made at the Capital Bikeshare Open House held on January 28, 2015, and through email comments received through February 15, 2015 to Capital Bikeshare. The revenue received from the price change will be used to offset increases in labor costs and costs associated with expansion from the original 114 stations that opened in September 2010 to nearly 350 stations throughout the region today.

    Because of this additional revenue, Capital Bikeshare will also be able to implement new techniques to improve the availability of bikes and empty docks at stations, otherwise known as “rebalancing.” This will include experimentation with bike corrals in high-ridership areas during peak usage hours, improved data analysis for operations management, and future expansion of the system to underserved regions of the Capital Bikeshare service area.

    Individuals can purchase new or renew annual memberships at the current rate of $75 until April 30, 2015.

    In addition to the price adjustments, Capital Bikeshare will also be removing the $101 authorization hold placed on credit/debit cards used to purchase short term memberships at stations, also effective May 1, 2015. This change will reduce the barriers to entry for those interested in gaining access to the bike share program. Combined with options for reduced price memberships through partnerships with Bank on DC, Montgomery County’s JARC program for low-income residents and Arlington County’s cash payment program, Capital Bikeshare remains committed to accessibility for all who wish to join.

    "Las Bicicletas" Rides into DC

    Las Bicicletas is a one of a kind art project to raise awareness about the positive impact bicycles can have on the environment and our health. Created by the Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro, Las Bicicletas comprises bicycle sculptures in black, white, red and orange; colors that were used by the Mayans to symbolize the four cardinal points. They took their first stroll in Mexico in 2008 and now are here in Washington, DC for the month of March. The sculptures are a visual exhibit to demonstrate that there are alternative methods of transportation that help ease the excess use of automobiles in modern cities.

    Through March 31st, the 80 bicycle sculptures will be installed in the Ronald Reagan Plaza for the public to enjoy. Don’t miss it!