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Have you heard? We recently installed the 400th Capital Bikeshare station at Division Ave & Foote St NE! Whether you’ve been a Bikeshare member since the first station or have just used our short term passes here and there, we invite you to celebrate with us; and, what better way to celebrate our 400th station than with a scavenger hunt, right?
Our installation team was active early and often this month! Six new stations were installed and two others across the system were relocated. There are now 397 stations systemwide. Check out the locations below:
- Lee Highway & N Nelson, relocated across the street, now Lee Highway & Monroe St
- N Quincy St & Wilson Blvd, relocated onto sidewalk, now in front of Bruegger’s Bagels
- Franklin St & S Washington St, new, 15 docks
- Lee Center, new, 15 docks
- Mt. Vernon Ave & Bruce St, new, 15 Docks
- Mt Vernon Ave & Four Mile Run Park, new, 15 docks
- Potomac Ave & Swann Ave, new, 19 docks
- Powhatan St & Bashford Ln, new, 15 docks
Have a suggestion for our next great station location? Be sure to place it (or vote for it) on our crowdsourcing map.
In June, we told you about our new stations and their new capabilities, including bike key-vending. Beginning August 1, you can now choose to pick up your member key fob or a replacement key fob at one of these station locations. Simply select “Pick up at Station” when registering for your membership, or indicate to Customer Service that you would like to pick up your replacement key at a station.
One you get your code, head to one of our bike key-vending stations. They are indicated by a small gray key fob insignia on the right of their marker on the station map. More of these stations will begin to appear across our jurisdictions this summer, as we begin to roll out our newest stations to key locations across the service area. Questions? Check out our newly updated FAQ here.
With all the transportation disruption happening in our area this summer, Capital Bikeshare has become a go-to option for getting around on the fly. As a member, you know how easy it is to check out a bike and roll out to your next destination, as well as the comfort of knowing that you don’t have to worry about the bike once you get there.
We’ve had a couple of weeks to recover from an amazing weekend with our friends at REI and their #UnitedOutside Campaign. Over 7,500 people signed up for a free 24-Hour membership courtesy of REI, our outdoor-loving partners, in celebration of their forthcoming flagship store in NoMa that will be opening in late October. It was a big part of a huge outdoor weekend that celebrated the bonds we form when we play outside together.