Experience Metro DC on Two Wheels

Capital Bikeshare is metro DC's bikeshare service, with 4,500 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

Join

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

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Step 2

Unlock

Find an available bike nearby, scan the QR code in the app, get a ride code at the kiosk, or use your bike key to unlock it.

Find a bike
Step 3

Ride

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

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Step 4

Return

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

Get Started

Our Most Popular Ways to Ride

Single Trip

$2

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

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24-Hour Pass

$8

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

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Annual Membership

$85

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

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Rules of the Road

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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 bikes

The Capital Bikeshare fleet brings you the ride you’ve been waiting for.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How should I use bikeshare?

Bike share is an innovative mode of transportation that allows users to make trips using publicly available bikes. It consists of a fleet of specially designed, sturdy and durable bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations throughout the service area. The bikes...

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...