Experience Metro DC on Two Wheels

Capital Bikeshare is metro DC's bikeshare service, with 4,300 bikes and 500+ stations across 7 jurisdictions: Washington, DC.; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Montgomery, MD; Prince George's County, MD; Fairfax County, VA; and the City of Falls Church, VA. Designed for quick trips with convenience in mind, it’s a fun and affordable way to get around.

Step 1


Become a member online or purchase a short-term pass at a kiosk to use the Capital Bikeshare system.

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Step 2


Find an available bike nearby, and get a ride code or use your bike key to unlock it.

Find a bike
Step 3


Take as many short trips as you want while your pass or membership is active.

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Step 4


Return your bike to any station, and wait for the green light on the dock to make sure it's locked.

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Our Most Popular Ways to Ride

Single Trip


Great for a quick trip under 30 min.

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24-Hour Pass


Perfect for tourists taking short trips under 30 min.

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Annual Membership


Best deal for locals - unlimited trips under 30 min.

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Rules of the Road


Ride With Traffic

Obey Traffic Laws

Yield to Pedestrians

Rule 8

Use Hand Signals

Get the App

The perfect co-pilot for getting around town.

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Meet the Bike

Easy to use and built for comfortable riding

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Frequently Asked Questions

How should I use bikeshare?

Bikeshare is ideal for short rides and one-way trips. People use bikeshare to commute to work or school, run errands and get to appointments or social engagements. It can also be great for connecting to other modes of transportation – such as a commuter train or car rental...

How do I take a bike out?

First, you need to become a member online or buy a pass at a kiosk to be able to use Capital Bikeshare – see the Pricing page for details. Then, find available bikes on the System Map. If you're a member, you can insert your bike key into a dock to unlock a bike. If...

How long can I keep a bike out?

The first 30 minutes of each ride are included in the membership or pass price. You can keep a bike out for longer, but usage fees apply to trips of 30 minutes or longer. Please see the Annual Membership, 30-Day Membership, Short-Term Passes or Single Trip pages for...

How do I return a bike?

You can return your bike to any station with an open dock – you don't have to bring it back to the station where you picked it up. Find available docks on the System Map or the Spotcycle mobile app. Line up the triangle located at the front of the bike with the dock...