We know where the bikes will be, we know what the bikes will look like, and know we know how to sign up! Capital Bikeshare has opened up online registration before their launch next month. Annual memberships are only $50 and the first 2,000 subscribers get a t-shirt and special bike-unlocking key! Monthly and daily memberships are also available.
With stations all across the District and Arlington, getting around the city by bike will become a lot easier starting in September. But while the Join-Take-Ride-Return philosophy is very simple, the pricing plan is anything but. Your first 30 minutes are free, but 30-minute segments past that get progressively more expensive. So while riding a bike to work and dropping it off at a bike station won’t cost you anything extra, taking your bike on a ride through Rock Creek Park for a Saturday afternoon could end up costing you an extra $70. So keep in mind that Capital Bikeshare will be best for quick trips around the city, but if you’re into recreational riding you might want to just buy a bike.