Capital Bikeshare

Saddle up, Metro DC!

Riding with Capital Bikeshare is an easy, affordable, and super-fun way to explore. Just hop on a classic bike or ebike—and be on your way.

How it works

It’s so easy.

1. Unlock it

Pick out a bike and use the Capital Bikeshare or Lyft app to scan its QR code.

1. Ride it

Hop on and start cruisin’.

3. Park it

Find an open space at any Capital Bikeshare docking station. When the lock-in light turns green, you’re all set.

For more info about the rider experience, go here.

Plans & pricing

One membership. A bunch of perks.

Members get reduced rates on ebikes, pay zero unlock fees, and more.

See the Metro DC area. Like, all of it.

Wherever you need to go, there’s a bike waiting to get you there. Just check out the map below.

Work hard. Play hard. Ride easy.

Save money. Save time. Have fun. Go green. What’s not to love?

Explore the region

The National Mall to Mount Vernon Trail. The Smithsonian Institute to the Lincoln Memorial and beyond. Metro DC’s Capital Bikeshare has 7,000 bikes and 700+ stations across
8 jurisdictions: Washington, DC.; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Montgomery, MD; Prince George's County, MD; Fairfax County, VA; City of Fairfax, VA; and the City of Falls Church, VA.

Perfect for a day trip. Great for your daily commute.

Reinvent your routine

Tired of your regular commute? Grab a bike when you need to get to work or school, and drop it off at your destination. Easy peasy.

New in the app

Rides with friends

Want to bike with a buddy? Our ‘Ride Together’ feature lets you unlock one bike for a guest per year. Look for it next to the ‘Scan’ button on the app. Members get 5 free guest unlocks per year.