Now that spring is truly right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about where to ride when pleasant weather returns. This month, we’re highlighting the many destinations along Columbia Pike in Arlington! Whether you’re looking for food and entertainment options, late night meals or community activities, the Pike has a lot to offer - all conveniently located near Capital Bikeshare stations and just off the W&OD Trail.
Photo Courtesy @transitmatt284 on Twitter
It’s official: Capital Bikeshare is coming to Fairfax County in 2016! The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to bring Capital Bikeshare stations to two major areas of the county this year that will increase the number of travel options for residents and commuters. Bikeshare is going to become an important part of Fairfax County’s efforts to promote bicycling and walking in the region, and helps support the county’s Strategic Plan to Facilitate Economic Success.
Where will we land? Check it out.
Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means: the Capital #bikeinbloom is back for its third campaign to take over the National Cherry Blossom Festival! It’s almost time for a real sign of spring as our one pretty pink pedaler returns to the fleet to brighten your Bikeshare riding. Last year, more than 300 people took rides on the #bikeinbloom and posted pictures to prove it. Now, we’re ready to bring it back to the Tidal Basin and beyond.
And yes, the scavenger hunt is back, too! We’ll have more information about prizes for you as we get closer to launch on March 20, but the game remains the same: spot the #bikeinbloom in the wild, snap a picture, post it to the social media network of your choice and tag your photo with the #bikeinbloom hashtag; then, you’re automatically entered to win some great prizes from our partners around the region. Stay tuned to Capital Bikeshare on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest details.
Ready for another round of intrigue and mystery? That’s right, we’re back with another game of “Where’s that Bikeshare” with our friends from Greater Greater Washington. Test your visual knowledge of all 367(!!!) stations by playing our quiz.
We’ve had some fun getting ready for spring and adding some of the 60 stations delivered over the holidays! Here’s where the seven stations we installed went this month:
- Washington Blvd & N Frederick St, New, 11 docks
- Wilson Blvd & N Illinois St, New, 15 docks
- N Woodstock St & Lee Hwy, New, 19 docks
- King St. Metro North / Cameron St, New, 15 docks
- St. Asaph St & Madison St, new, 15 docks
- Madison St & N Henry St, New, 15 docks
- Medical Center Metro, New, 19 docks
Want to help as we add more? Be sure to suggest at station on our Crowdsourcing Map!