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Free Rides on Election Day, Brought To You By THE CANDIDATE



Images courtesy of: @jrogers202, @sharrowsdc, @missmaya, @jenn_wurs & @runnerlane

Have you spotted “THE CANDIDATE” yet? Together with 30 fellow two-wheeled campaign staffers, Capital Bikeshare’s star-spangled civic citizen out on the campaign lanes and trails to tell you that Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE Single-Trip Fares on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to provide another transportation option to get you to your voting location.

That’s right: Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE one-way fares at every station in the system to encourage you to take active transportation to a station near your polling place. THE CANDIDATE believes that voting is the duty of every citizen of this fine nation and is riding high on the campaign saddle to make it easier to #VoteByBikeshare.

Spot THE CANDIDATE and snap a picture between now and Election Day to help spread the word. Let’s get the #VoteByBikeshare message to the masses and promote sustainable transportation on Election Day up and down the ballot.

Five Fun Fall Rides on Capital Bikeshare



Images courtesy of @awansp, @beaongoing and Huma Imtiaz

Now that cooler temperatures are here to stay (we hope), fall is the perfect time to hop on a bike and explore the changing season around our service area. Grab a bike and check out some of these lovely trails, which look even better awash in the oranges, reds and yellows of the season.

Sound like just what you need to clear the air this season? Check out the list here.

SERVICE ALERT: Road Closures for Marine Corps Marathon to Affect Capital Bikeshare Service

Beginning at 12am on Sunday October 30, Capital Bikeshare stations at the following Arlington locations will be closed for the 41st Marine Corps Marathon. These stations will be offline with bicycles removed. No bikes will be accepted at these stations. Affected stations will reopen by 5pm on Sunday.

  • Wilson Blvd & Ft. Myer Dr
  • N Meade St & 14th St N / Iwo Jima
  • Lynn St & 19th St N
  • Crystal Dr & 20th St S
  • 6th St S and S Ball St
  • Lee Hwy & N Kirkwood Rd (Reopening at 12pm)

Capital Bikeshare staff and vehicles will have difficulty reaching stations in DC and Arlington due to the extensive street closures required by the marathon. Please check Spotcycle before beginning your trip.

#VoteByBikeshare With THE CANDIDATE's Pedaling Platform - Free Rides on Nov. 8

With two weeks to go until Election Day 2016, we’ve discovered a special candidate who is campaigning just to get you to the polls! Meet “THE CANDIDATE,” Capital Bikeshare’s star-spangled civic citizen. Together with 30 fellow two-wheeled campaign staffers, THE CANDIDATE is hitting the campaign lanes and trails to tell you that Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE Single-Trip Fares on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to provide another transportation option to get you to your voting location.
That’s right: Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE one-way fares at every station in the system to encourage you to take active transportation to a station near your polling place. THE CANDIDATE believes that voting is the duty of every citizen of this fine nation and is riding high on the campaign saddle to make it easier to #VoteByBikeshare.
Spot THE CANDIDATE and snap a picture between now and Election Day to help spread the word. Let’s get the #VoteByBikeshare message to the masses and promote sustainable transportation on Election Day up and down the ballot.

SERVICE ALERT: Service Enhancements During SafeTrack Surge 10


Capital Bikeshare will provide service enhancements during Metrorail’s SafeTrack Surge 10. From Saturday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 22, Metrorail’s Red Line between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet stations will be impacted. For 25 days, Metrorail service in this area will be dramatically reduced and two stations – Brookland and Rhode Island Ave – will be closed.

To better connect riders with available MARC and VRE rail service as well as other Red Line trains, Capital Bikeshare will offer afternoon Corral Service at Union Station from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at the Columbus Circle / Union Station station. Corral Service offers unlimited docks to members heading to Union Station to take other modes of transit. Corral Service will be offered daily on weekdays during the SafeTrack surge.

Our rebalancing team will also pay special attention on stations along the affected area during Surge 10, in anticipation of higher trip volumes. This will include Capital Bikeshare stations located near the Ft. Totten, Rhode Island Ave, NoMa-Gallaudet and Union Station Metro stations.