Day Passes

Short-term passes are perfect for tourists and visitors. Explore metro DC on two wheels!

Capital Bikeshare is a fun way to see the sights and get to local attractions. Take a bike out for a ride around the National Mall or explore the trails and scenery along the Potomac River.

Day Pass Options

Pass TypeCost
24-Hour Pass$8
3-Day Pass$17
Day Key Membership$10 initial fee + $7/day

Passes include unlimited classic bike trips under 30 minutes. When you upgrade your ride to an ebike, it will be an additional $1/ride. Ebikes are temporarily unavailable. See the blog for more details. See additional pricing for longer rides.

How to Buy a Pass

24-Hour and 3-Day Passes can be purchased in the Capital Bikeshare mobile app or from a kiosk. Check out the step-by-step instructions to buy a pass and unlock a bike. Please note ebike rides can only be purchased via the Capital Bikeshare mobile app.

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How to Buy a Day Key Membership

A Day Key Membership combines the convenience of a key with the low cost of a 24-Hour Pass. Day Key Memberships can be purchased for just $10. You'll receive a key that you can activate online. When you're ready to ride, just use your key to unlock a bike and begin your 24 hours of access.

To renew your Day Key Membership, simply insert your key into any dock with an available bike and another 24-Hour Pass will be charged to your account at the discounted rate of $7.

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Additional Pricing

Ride LengthUsage Fee*
0-29 minutesIncluded
30-59 minutes$2
60-89 minutes+ $4
90+ minutes+ $8 per each additional 30 minutes

*Day Key holders receive a 25% discount on usage fees.

To avoid additional time fees, keep each ride to under 30 minutes. Take as many rides as you want while your membership is active!

If you upgrade to an ebike or incur any usage fees, your card on file will be charged. The fee for a lost or stolen bike is $1,200.