With 4,500 bikes and over 500 stations in DC, Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County, Capital Bikeshare has you covered. Buy a 24-hour ($8) or a discounted single trip ($1 for a ride up to 30 min.) at any station, take out a bike, ride to your destination and return the bike to any station in the system. (Note: As of April 27, 2020, some stations may be closed). Capital Bikeshare also has an $85 annual membership for rides under 30 minutes—perfect for locals.
Download the free Capital Bikeshare app for smartphones to find the nearest bikeshare stations or the app Lyft can connect you as well. There is also up-to-the-minute information about available bikes and docks at www.capitalbikeshare.com.
Through May 31st, 2020, Capital Bikeshare is offering an Essential Workers Program. Those who work in healthcare, food/retail, transit or are first responders can sign up through their employer for a free bikeshare membership for unlimited half hour or less rides. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
-Kate Oczypok updated this article on April 27, 2020