Pricing

To use Capital Bikeshare, you must first become a member. There are six membership options: 24-hour, 3-day, daily key, monthly, annual or annual installment. Once you're a member, you will get the first 30 minutes of each trip free and pay an additional fee for every 30 minute period thereafter.

Membership and Usage Fees

Membership Fee
24-hour $7
3-day $15
Daily Key $10 + $7/day
Monthly $25
Annual $75
Annual with Monthly Installments $84 (12 monthly payments of $7)

You can take as many trips as you'd like during your membership period and the first 30 minutes of each trip are free! After the first 30 minutes, you will be charged an additional fee based on the rates shown below. For example, a 90-minute trip would cost you nothing for the 1st 30-minute period, $1.50 for the second 30 minutes, and $3.00 for the third - for a total of $4.50 for the whole trip.

The Daily Key membership option is ideal for riders who use the system on an irregular basis, but wish to avoid the hassle of the touch-screen purchase when they're ready to take a trip. The Daily Key membership costs just $10 and provides the member with a system key, same as annual and monthly members. When you purchase a Daily Key membership, one 24-Hour access period is preloaded into your system key, just activate your key online to begin using it. After your initial 24-Hour access period expires, simply purchase additional 24-Hour access period by using your key to unlock a bicycle from any station. Your card on file will be automatically charged $7 for the new 24-Hour access period.

Interested in an Annual Membership with Monthly Installments? More details here!

Usage Fees

Ride Time Total Hourly Fee
24-hour and 3-day Members
Total Hourly Fee
Daily, Monthly, Annual,
and Annual with Monthly Installments Members
0 - 29:59 min FREE FREE
30:00 - 59:59 min $2.00 $1.50
60:00 - 89:59 min $6.00 $4.50
90:00 - 119:59 min $14.00 $10.50
2:00:00 - 2:29:59 hours $22.00 $16.50
2:30:00 - 2:59:59 hours $30.00 $22.50
3:00:00 - 3:29:59 hours $38.00 $28.50
3:30:00 - 3:59:59 hours $46.00 $34.50
4:00:00 - 4:29:59 hours $54.00 $40.50
4:30:00 - 4:59:59 hours $62.00 $46.50
5:00:00 - 5:29:59 hours $70.00 $52.50
5:30:59 - 5:59:59 hours $78.00 $58.50
6:00:00 - 6:29:59 hours $86.00 $64.50
6:30:59 - 23:59:59 hours $94.00 $70.50

Don't have a credit or debit card? Bank on DC can assist.

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation is offering financial assistance to make it easier for people of low income to use Capital Bikeshare. A limited amount of funding is available through the Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) program to improve travel options for low income commuters employed in the County or enrolled in job training or educational programs.

Those who qualify for the program based on income requirements will receive free services, including: free membership for up to one year ($75 value), free bicycle education and safety training and a free bike helmet.

The JARC bikeshare assistance program will be offered to a limited number of income-qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. To see if you qualify, contact Commuter Services at (240) 777-8380 or mcdot.commuterservices@montgomerycountymd.gov. Assistance in completing a registration form is available.

Capital Bikeshare Billing Questions? If you have questions about Capital Bikeshare charges or any other billing-related questions, please call the Capital Bikeshare Call Center at 1-877-430-BIKE (2453).

If you would like to take a bike for an extended period of time, we recommend that you rent a bike from a local bike rental shop.