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Address: Washington DC, DC
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+1 877-430-2453

Capital Bikeshare offers access to a fleet of over 2,500 bicycles located...

Capital Bikeshare offers access to a fleet of over 2,500 bicycles located at over 300 stations across Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA, Alexandria VA, and Montgomery County, MA. 24-hour and 3-day passes are available for purchase at any station throughout the system. Annual memberships, 30 day memberships, and daily key memberships are available for purchase online. Passes and memberships include an unlimited number of trips within your access period and the first 30 minutes of every trip is free.

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Really great way to get around DC!

We used Capital Bikeshare for one day on a recent trip to DC. The first day we walked around DC and by the end of it we were exhausted. The second day we got bikes first thing in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Alyssa L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a bait and switch scheme. Just beware of how the game is played. I used the bike for about 4 hours for what they said would be an $8 charge starting around 8:00 am. Supposedly you can use it for 24 hours BUT they don't tell you, and I did not realize until I returned home and saw... More 

Thank Rick H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Close to a scam ! Yes, indeed, a 24-hour membership still forces you into the 30 minutes periods of actual usage time and then you have to find a free slot at your destination. Nothing of that is being explained upfront, instead their web page suggests that with the 24-hour membership you can actually use your bike freely for one... More 

1 Thank Mark F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We used Capital Bikeshare for one day on a recent trip to DC. The first day we walked around DC and by the end of it we were exhausted. The second day we got bikes first thing in the morning and used them all day! The way it works is you pay $8/per person for 24 hours of access. If... More 

1 Thank Alyssa L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My teenaged sons, husband and I enjoyed riding bikes all 4 days we were in DC. There was a dock two blocks from our hotel and there were docks near everywhere we wanted to go. You just have to be mindful of the time and park or check in and out at the next dock within the 30 minutes so... More 

Thank Mauka-96797
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

They charged me $80 for a single day bike - where i docked the bike within 30 mins every time. Upon talking to them they said the bikes dock sensors did not show it was docked - even though they agreed the bike was at the station. Typical customer service - they started telling me about the "Terms and Conditions"... More 

2 Thank Vikram D
Norfolk, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Docks sometimes don't work so the bike cannot be checked in at the end of a ride, so the user is charged until Bikeshare fixes the dock. Horrible quality.

Thank Jane C
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We are new to the Bikeshare system. However, after spending a day on the bikes we loved it. The app tells you the locations of the bike racks along with how many stations there are and the current number of bikes at the location. The cost for a bike for 24 hours was $8. This is hinged on you docking... More 

Thank Gerald C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

1-Plan you trip ahead, the places you intend to visit 2-Must have the internet on your mobile 3-Download the bike share app, and get used to the app, how to search, timer,... 4-Must have google map as well in case you are lost 5-Must have credit card 6-Check how far the bike station away from your attraction 7-Simple simple register... More 

2 Thank FreeAdventurer
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was in DC for over a week for business visiting from Australia. A 3 day pass is $US17, then the registered credit card is used each outing to obtain pass code to pull a bike from the rack. You are billed for time used - which is very cheap. Less tha 30 min is free, so I would ride... More 

Thank Kym F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Seems like a great idea, but when you go to pay for a bike it tells you it is $8 for the day but does not tell you how much it charges you for every 30 minutes you have the bikes out. My family and I rented three of them and used them for the day to go to the... More 

3 Thank Mindy A

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