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Capital Bikeshare

Rip Off Lane, Washington DC, DC
+1 877-430-2453
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Great Transportation Option

On my recent visit to Washington DC I took advantage of this service and found it to be a great way... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dale R
via mobile
Perfect for Experienced Riders

My husband and I rented bikes to save our sore feet and get from one end of the mall to another. It... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Terri P
Navarre, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible27%
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Rip Off Lane, Washington DC, DC
+1 877-430-2453
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On my recent visit to Washington DC I took advantage of this service and found it to be a great way to get around. Just be aware that a bike rental is only for 30 minutes at a time. Easy enough though, just set a...More

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 28 October 2017

My husband and I rented bikes to save our sore feet and get from one end of the mall to another. It was okay for that purpose, but I discovered lots of pitfalls. It is difficult to ride with so may pedestrians. I found myself...More

Thank Terri P
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I wish that I had read these reviews before renting the bikes as it would have clarified things. We saw people riding the bikes in town and thought it would be a great way to get around. We did enjoy our experience, but not the...More

Thank bielsk
Reviewed 25 October 2017

i think capital bike share is a great opportunity where for only few bucks you can use the service all over the city. 2 drawbacks 1- you need to be careful to return your bike within 30 minutes or else you will be charged alot...More

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

great way to see highlights of dc in couple of hours. easy to use, and plenty of stations around. only downside is that of course most of the places you want to see are very crowded, so can be little difficult to navigate thru the...More

Thank virginiahome64
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I join the long list of reviewers who have been deceived by this company. One could, and did, assume that renting a bike for 24 hours for $8, means that you will be charged $8 for the use of one bike over a 24 hour...More

2  Thank PhyllisNM
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We noticed these bike rental stations all around the downtown area the first few days of our trip, and decided to give it a whirl instead of taking a cab from downtown to Arlington Cemetery. The rental screen does not give very clear instructions. there...More

2  Thank ljtmontana
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Very convenient to wonder around long distances in DC. The quality of the equipment is fabulous. Would recommend an extended time of rent, it's not that expensive. Loads of places to return them once finished. Somewhat complicated to understand steps to take to rent (payment...More

Thank TereBA
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We hired three bikes and rode around Washington DC on September 8th 2017 using the US$8 for 24 hours fee offered. Had a great time. Washington DC is a surprise and a delight. Capital Bikeshare was also a surprise but not so delightful. I later...More

3  Thank Bart B
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Capital Bikeshare is conveniently located around DC. Use the spotcycle app to find bikes and empty racks. This bike rental is "geared" for rides under 30 minutes to get you from point a to point b, not for crusing around the city. We rented 5...More

1  Thank RyanAndTiffany
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31 October 2017|
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Response from Sally S | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Capitol Bike Share website. Pricing and Billing Unknown charges There is a form you can fill out and file. A rep will respond. Good luck!
Chrix C
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
5 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