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Capital Bikeshare

Washington DC, DC
+1 877-430-2453
Review Highlights
Great Service ruined by absolute rip off charges - BE VERY AWARE OF THE SMALL PRINT!!

Used this service in other major cities including London and NY - used it in DC to show some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Awesome Ride Awful Upcharge due to Unclear Procedure

My friends and I loved riding these bikes around DC. We were in from out of town and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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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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Washington DC, DC
+1 877-430-2453
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Used this service in other major cities including London and NY - used it in DC to show some visitors around the main DC monuments. Its very misleading when you take out the 24hr pass for - what you think - is $8 per person....More

2  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I loved riding these bikes around DC. We were in from out of town and enjoyed getting the exercise and the adventure of finding the bikes at the different docks and heading down from Adams Morgan to the mall. We happily and...More

1  Thank EmagW
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved rent this bikes on Washington, is easy to rent and I think is the best way to go to the attractions but sometimes you have a problem to left the bike in some points because they was totally full of bikes and you...More

Thank Loperotti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great idea!! We chose to forgo entering any museums on this trip, deciding to simply explore all the monuments. We started at the Supreme Court and made our way down the National Mall all the way to Arlington Cemetery. After then looping around...More

Thank Jayre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Renting bikes to sight see is always a good idea, which we (2 adults) did for an evening, paying Cn22.31 for 24 hr "membership". We spent 3 hours with the bike, and later, back home we had the very unpleasant charge of an extra Cn$116.30....More

2  Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only way to see the city if you have limited time. The bikes are easy to rent and multiple locations to pick up and drop off bikes....I would suggest downloading the app for ease of use. The city is very bike friendly.....there...More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would not recommend using their services for bike rental in D.C. First of all they'll trick you by saying you can rent bikes for 24 hours for only $8 and later when you check you're credit card you incurred more charges from them cause...More

1  Thank stephanie s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented two bikes for one day and used them all over town to visit the monuments and museums. Saved our feet from a LOT of walking. Very easy to use (I recommend downloading the app to see how many bikes available and where they...More

1  Thank AngM6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having a terrific experience on the bikes, I had an equally terrific experience with the customer service team. I accidentally failed to dock my bike properly, resulting in a very big penalty fee. When I explained the situation to the customer service team, they...More

Thank Rose-Anne M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great way to move around in the touristy areas of DC. The prices are reasonable, the system (once you run through once or twice) is easy to use. Once when we were returning the bikes one didn't lock properly. We called in for...More

Thank Wevansme
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Chrix C
HI, When we visit a location which isn't near a bike station? How do we secure the bike for those few minutes?
17 January 2017|
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Response from Mauka-96797 | Reviewed this property |
We always parked bikes at the nearest dock to the location we wanted to visit, even if we had to walk 5 minutes.There are also several docks near Metro stations. I do not recommend you leave the bikes in any other location... More
Unser W
Can I take my toddler on a capital bike if he is in one of those backpack carriers?
6 November 2016|
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Response from RCACC | Reviewed this property |
If they are in a backpack carrier you should have no problem. They don't have bikes with the seats on them for toddlers that I saw. Just remember that some drivers drive like maniacs and you need to take extra precautions... More
We are going to DC this week. That is 2 adults and three children from age 9-13. I want to rent bikes to tour the monuments...Lincoln, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, National Monument, National Mall, etc. We also want to see the White House and Congress too. Does the Bikeshare work well with children in this age group? Also I was advised by a long time DC native to bring bike locks. Does the bikeshare program provide locks?
5 November 2015|
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Response from vinyl45s | Reviewed this property |
These are adult bikes and for that age they should be fine. Children under 16 are required to have helmets when riding bikes in Washington. That would would mean you would have to carry the helmets around all day. For the... More