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!

Capital Bikeshare Bike Corrals for Nationals Playoff Games

Corrals for all Nats Home Playoff GamesThe Washington Nationals are headed to the Major League Baseball playoffs this week, and what better way to get to the ball park than by bike! There’s nothing like cruising through the cool autumn air for some exciting October baseball in the District, and we’re going to make sure you can get right to the game when you arrive.

Capital Bikeshare will be hosting a bike corral at the 1st St and N St SE station during every Nationals home playoff game this season, which means you won’t need to worry about finding a dock! Corrals will open 1 hour before the games start, and will close 30 minutes after the game ends. Bike to the ballpark to celebrate an incredible season for the Nats and root for them as they play for the World Series!

Capital Bikeshare offering 24 hour memberships for $1 on Car Free Day

We love being one of the many ways to get around the DC metro area without a car, so we thought we’d help celebrate Car Free Day 2014 by offering 24-hour membership for just $1!
Capital Bikeshare Dollar Day!
You heard right – on Monday, September 22, from 12am until 11:59pm, you can get a 24 hour membership, good for unlimited rides of 30 minutes or less for just $1. Simply head to your nearest Capital Bikeshare station, where the 24-hour membership, regularly $7, will be available for $1. The usual terms and conditions apply, but access to thousands of bikes and hundreds of stations for 24 hours will cost you just a buck.

Take the Car Free Day pledge for free at, be entered to win GREAT prizes, and head to a station on Monday, September 22 for your 24-hour membership for just $1.

August 2014 Expansion Update

We’re so happy to have some expansion news to share this month, with more docks at a popular DC station, a new dock near Metro in Arlington and 8 new stations in Alexandria! We’re now up to 336 stations system-wide, with desirable destinations everywhere you look!


  • 12th St & U St NW, relocated from 13th St & U St NW,  expanded to 31 docks

  • Arlington:

  • Courthouse Metro / 15th St & N. Uhle St, new, 21 docks

  • Alexandria:

  • Eisenhower Ave at Mill Race Ln
  • Ballenger Ave at Dulany St
  • Duke St at John Carlyle St
  • Mount Vernon Ave at E Nelson Ave
  • Mount Vernon Ave at E Del Ray Ave
  • Mount Vernon Ave at Kennedy Street
  • Monroe Ave at Leslie Avenue
  • Potomac Greens Dr at Slater’s Ln
  • The District Department of Transportation blog also has more information on 10 upcoming station installations, and an update on the progress of further expansion. We’re glad to have more expansion on the horizon, and hope to see the resolution of supplier issues and more stations everywhere you look very soon.

    Expansion Update - Alexandria

    Capital Bikeshare Expands in Alexandria

    During the week of August 18, the City of Alexandria doubled their station count by adding eight new Capital Bikeshare stations in the Del Ray and Carlyle neighborhoods. These stations include:

    * Eisenhower Ave & Mill Race Ln
    * Ballenger Ave & Dulany St
    * Duke St & John Carlyle St
    * Mount Vernon Ave & East Nelson Ave
    * Mount Vernon Ave & East Del Ray Ave
    * Mount Vernon Ave & Kennedy St
    * Monroe Ave & Leslie Avenue
    * Potomac Greens Dr & Slaters Ln

    The City’s Local Motion program is the resource for all of Alexandria’s transportation options. Please visit for local transportation updates and information.

    To sign up for Capital Bikeshare, please visit