News

There's an (Updated) App for That

If you use the Spotcycle app for iOS and Android phones to navigate your Bikeshare trips, you’re in luck. Our developer partner has released a new version, incorporating a lot of new features. The app now features:

  • Reality+, which lets you use your phone camera to see where nearby stations are on the map.
  • Station clustering when using the map view
  • Simplified navigation within the app
  • Customizable colors for map features
  • Bug fixes and other improvements
  • The update also phases out the accounts feature, and the web-based application will no longer be available. More information on the app’s facelift is available here.

    Some of our members have been experiencing crashes upon opening the new version of the app. Our developer is aware of the issue and working diligently to resolve it.

    If you are experiencing this issue, there is a temporary fix. Simply uninstall Spotcycle from your device and reinstall it, using the App Store or Google Play. Your preferences may revert to the default settings during this process, so please review your app’s set-up once you have reinstalled it on your phone.

    We are continuing to work with our developer to ensure a seamless Spotcycle experience. If you experience any further issues, please let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

    October 2014 Expansion Update

    We added three new stations and expanded another in D.C. this month, bringing our system-wide total to 340 stations.

  • 17th & G St. NW, New, 31 Docks
  • 18th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Expansion, Now 27 Docks
  • 15th St. & L St. NW, New, 23 Docks
  • McKinley Rd. & Connecticut Ave. NW, New, 19 Docks
  • We’re always looking for the next great station location. Be sure to add your suggestions and vote for your favorites on our Crowd-Sourcing Map. We use your input to make decisions about the future of Capital Bikeshare!

    Service Alert: 2014 Marine Corps Marathon

    On Sunday October 26, the 39th Marine Corps Marathon will be run in DC and Arlington County. Road closures associated with the Marathon and its surrounding events will impact our ability to serve numerous stations in the area, as well as many major bike routes. Here is a list of the affected stations along and around the race course, primarily between the hours of 4am and 4pm on Sunday:

    September 2014 Expansion Update

    We added a new station in Montgomery County, near Takoma Park this month, bringing our system-wide total to 337 stations.

  • Flower Ave & Division St., New, 15 docks.
  • We’re always looking for the next great station location. Be sure to add your suggestions and vote for your favorites on our Crowd-Sourcing Map. We use your input to make decisions about the future of Capital Bikeshare!

    How to Install a Capital Bikeshare Station, in a Few Easy Steps

    We are so excited about our expansion this fall, with new stations in Alexandria, Arlington, Montgomery County and soon in DC.
    Installing a Station
    With all of this expansion action, we thought it would be fun to show our members just what goes into choosing a place and installing a new Capital Bikeshare station. It takes a lot of work from a number of people to make it happen, but with over 8 million rides in our four years, we know we have plenty of fans out there waiting for more stations and new destinations to ride towards. Click on the jump to get the step-by-step guide to installing a functional, well-lit Capital Bikeshare station!