Capital Bikeshare

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 don't have a smartphone, single ride passes for classic bikes can also be purchased at any Capital Bikeshare kiosk. Check out step-by-step instructions here.

**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.

More about ebikes

Classic rides

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.

More about classic bikes
Temp image of non-branded CaBi Adaptive Bike Pilot Program

Adaptive bike pilot program

Through our partnership with Achilles International, you can make a reservation to try an adaptive bicycle designed for riders of varying abilities and needs. Learn more about the program by visiting their site.

Riding tips

A few things to keep in mind before you get going.

Let’s get riding

Download the app to get started with a membership, day pass, or single ride. You can sign up for membership online, too.