With the spring weather finally pushing winter aside, it’s time to start thinking about Bike to Work Day 2014! This year, over 79 pit stops will open to more than 14,000 participants on Friday, May 16, and we want you to make your commute count by registering for the event. Whether you use Capital Bikeshare or your own bike to get to work regularly, your participation is key to drawing attention to bicyclists and encourages people on the fence to join in on the fun. Not to mention the free t-shirt, food, drinks and great raffle prizes available at the pit stop where you register!
We added two new stations in Arlington and relocated two DC stations this month. There are 315 stations system-wide.
District of Columbia
• 3rd St. & H St. NW, relocated from 4th St. & Massachusetts Ave. NW
• 6th & Water St. SW, relocated from 7th & Water St. SW
• S Quincy St. & Randolph St, New, 15 Docks
• S Rolfe St. & S 9th St., New 15 Docks
We’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest station location! Have an idea? Add your suggestions to our crowdsourcing map for future consideration.
The Washington Nationals’ Home Opener is this Friday. We’ll be there to celebrate with a bike corral! This temporary docking location will be staffed by our operations team and will ensure that all fans who choose to take Capital Bikeshare to the game April 4 have a guaranteed place to dock their bike! The corral will be located at the 1st & N Street SE station from noon until 6 p.m. See you out there!
The National Cherry Blossom Festival runs through April 13th, 2014, and Capital Bikeshare will again be partnering with the Festival to celebrate the blooms by hosting bike corrals during each weekend of the festival. A bike corral a temporary docking location staffed by our operations team, and allows Capital Bikeshare members to return bikes without having to search for a station with an open dock. The corrals will operate on:
• March 22 & 23, from 10 AM – 5 PM
• March 29 & 30, from 10 AM – 5 PM
• April 5 & 6, from 10 AM – 5 PM
• April 12 & 13, from 10 AM – 5 PM
The corrals will be located at the Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW (MLK & FDR Memorials) station.
We are excited to be able to make it easier for everyone to bike to the blossoms during this beautiful time in the District.
Today’s the day! We are so excited to welcome the arrival of the National Cherry Blossom Festival by putting our #bikeinbloom into the system! Our pink petal pedaller is now available for you to ride – but since there’s just one, you have to find it first! When you spot the #bikeinbloom, whether it’s at a dock, on a ride or taking you for a spin, snap a picture! When you post your photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #bikeinbloom, you’ll be entered to win great prizes from our friends and partners all over the DC area!