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How it works

Our Most Popular Ways to Ride

Single Trip


Great for a quick, classic bike trip under 30 min.

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24-Hour Pass


Perfect for tourists taking short, classic bike trips under 30 min.

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Annual Membership


Best deal for locals - unlimited classic bike trips under 30 min.

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How Capital Bikeshare Works

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Pick up a bike at one of hundreds of stations around the metro DC area. See bike availability on the System Map or mobile app.

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Take as many short rides as you want while your pass is active. Passes and memberships include unlimited classic bike trips under 30 minutes.

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End a ride by returning your bike to any station. Push your bike firmly into an empty dock and wait for the green light to make sure it's locked.

Financial Assistance Programs

There are a number of programs offered in conjunction with Capital Bikeshare to make the system accessible to residents, regardless of income. Find out which program you may be eligible to apply for.

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Popular Rides

4,300 Bikes. 500+ Stations.

Use the System Map or Download the App to Find Real-Time Bike Availability.

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Latest News

Cycling New Year's Resolutions

January 07, 2020

Still trying to decide on a New Years Resolution? Capital Bikeshare is here to help! We’ve pulled together some bike-friendly goals for 2020 for those of you looking to mix up the traditional resolution.

Start your year off right! Read more