Capital Bikeshare for All

Capital Bikeshare offers affordable, accessible, and fun transportation options for everyone, regardless of income. Our equity program allows those who qualify for certain state or federal assistance programs to sign up individually, in addition to being able to join through a Community Partner.


Benefits

  • $5 Annual Membership

  • $0 fee for qualified individuals in Montgomery County

  • Bikes available 24/7/365 throughout service area

  • Unlimited rides, with the first 60 minutes of each trip included

  • No usage fees for ebikes


Eligibility

Capital Bikeshare for All is available to residents of Washington, DC; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Prince George's County, MD; Fairfax County, VA; City of Falls Church, VA; and Montgomery County, MD ages 18 and older who qualify for a state or federal assistance program including, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women Infants, and Children (WIC), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), SSI/SSDI Supplemental Security Income, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and Medicaid.

We accept the following forms for program qualification:

  • EBT Card

  • Discounted utility bill dated in last 30 days

  • SSI/SSDI Statement of benefits

  • Medicaid Card


Sign Up

Ready to start riding? Join now! Register here, and we’ll be in touch shortly to confirm your qualifications have been approved.

For Montgomery County qualified programs, please contact MCDOT at 240-777-8380 or email commuter.services@montgomerycountymd.gov.


In-Person Support:

Community Partners Program

The Community Partners Program enables local nonprofits, government agencies and social services organizations to offer their clients membership in the Capital Bikeshare for All program.

Partner locations for sign up support:

If you have questions about your membership, want help enrolling, or want to pay for your membership with cash, you can get help at the following locations:

Ballston Commuter Store (Cash location)
Ballston-MU Metro Plaza (kiosk at top of escalator)
4230 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Crystal City Commuter Store (Cash location)
Crystal City Shops (across from Dunkin' Donuts)
251 18th Street South
Arlington VA, 22202
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Rosslyn Commuter Store (Cash location)
Rosslyn Metro Station Entrance
1810 N. Moore Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sat., 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Shirlington Commuter Store (Cash location)
2975 S. Quincy Street (at the Shirlington Bus Station, near the intersection of South Randolph Street and 31st Street South, next to I-395)
Arlington, VA 22206
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; closed 1:30 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

Pentagon Commuter Store (Cash location)
Pentagon Metro Station, 2 S. Rotary Road, Arlington VA 22202, Upper Bus Bay Area
Near bus bays 7 and 8. Open to the public, accessible by bus or rail.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.


FAQs

Sign up

  1. How do I sign up for Capital Bikeshare for All? You can sign up on https://www.capitalbikeshare.com/for-all-signup. You will need to submit proof of eligibility in a state or federal assistance program.
  2. Can I sign up in-person? Yes, our partner locations listed above are available for in-person sign up support.

Membership

  1. How can I ride? You can link a bike key to your account or ride using the Capital Bikeshare app.
  2. I was in the Community Partners Program, how can I update my account? You will receive an email with instructions on how to update your account. You’ll also be able to update your account in the Capital Bikeshare app or on the website at account.capitalbikeshare.com/profile.
  3. I was in the Community Partners Program and did not receive an email. Please reach out to your organization for assistance.

Payment

  1. How can I pay? Credit, debit, or prepaid card. We accept cash at certain partner locations listed above.
  2. How do I get a prepaid card? Prepaid cards are available at hundreds of retailers in the DC metropolitan area where members can purchase and load cash value to the card. No SSN, bank account, credit card, or identification required.
  3. We accept all open loop cards so you can select the card that works best for you.
  4. Are you a resident of Montgomery Country? There is no sign-up fee ($0) for qualified individuals, the credit/debit card will be kept on file for membership processing only.