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Capital Bikeshare Helps Metro, Commuters Roll

On its own, the Capital Bikeshare system is a great option for all kinds of trips, from roundabout explorations through the National Mall, to quick jaunts between work and lunch and everything in between. When used in conjunction with other regional transit systems, the trips we take on these beloved red bikes indicate that Capital Bikeshare fills an important need for those who travel using other transit systems in our region.

February 2014 Expansion Update

We added six new stations on this month, four in DC and two in Montgomery County. This latest push brings the system-wide total to 313. We are especially pleased to be partnering with WMATA to add more stations at Metrorail locations throughout the area.

District of Columbia

  • 1st & H St. NW, in front of Walmart, New, 15 docks
  • Ft. Totten Metro Station, New, 19 docks
  • TaKoma Metro Station, New, 19 docks
  • Rhode Island Metro Station, New, 19 docks
  • Montgomery County

  • Rockville Metro Station – East Side, New, 13 docks
  • Veterans Place & Pershing Drive in Silver Spring, New, 11 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.

    Equipment Delays

    As you may know, the equipment supplier for Capital Bikeshare, Public Bike System Company, filed for bankruptcy protection in January. This has had no impact on Capital Bikeshare operations, but it has led to delays in the shipping of new bikeshare stations. Alta Bicycle Share, the operator of Capital Bikeshare, is working diligently on completing station orders for Capital Bikeshare’s jurisdictions. In the meantime, there are a few stations currently in our warehouse that will be installed in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

    Capital Bikeshare Reopening!

    Capital Bikeshare will reopen starting at 11:00am today, 2/14/14.  Our crews are working hard to clear stations, but with so many it will take some time before we get to every single one.  Please note that accumulated snow beneath the rear wheel may prevent the bike from being docked properly.  Be sure to clear the snow before you dock and always wait for the green light to confirm the bike is secure. 

    Our whole operations team is working hard to clear our 300+ stations of snow and ice. Have some free time and feel like chipping in? Tweet, Facebook or email us a photo of you helping out and you could win a free annual membership!  Please be sure to include the station name.

    Thanks for your patience, and please be careful out there!

    Service Alert: System Closure

    Due to the weather and road conditions, Capital Bikeshare service will temporarily be suspended starting at 6:30am.  We will reopen once conditions for safe operation of the system have returned.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding.