Get to know Capital Bikeshare
Expanding access to every corner of the region
Capital Bikeshare is Metro DC’s bikeshare system, with 700+ stations and 6,000 bikes across the metro area. Meet the fleet, get trip tips, and do the capital right.
Get ready to ride
Take a look below to see how to get started.
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.*
2. 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.**
All the details
**If you’re on an ebike, you can also park at any bike public rack within the service area for an additional $2.
Our next-gen ebike
Power up your ride with double the battery life, a stronger motor, and more seat-height options. Riding after sunset? See—and be seen—with a bright LED front light and reflective paint.
The original ebike
With speeds up to 18 MPH, these custom pedal-assist ebikes give you the power to tackle bridges, shorten your commute, and see more in less time. Just start pedaling and the power kicks in.
Our classic bikes were designed for easy riding in an urban environment. They were built to be comfortable for any type of rider, regardless of height, riding ability, or zodiac sign.
A few things to keep in mind before you get going.
All Capital Bikeshare riders are encouraged to wear a helmet. Keep it buckled and wear it level.
Stop at red lights and stop signs
Ride in the same direction as traffic
Don’t ride on the sidewalk
No bike lanes? Use the street.