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Capital Bikeshare

Rip Off Lane, Washington DC, DC
+1 877-430-2453
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Great way to get around the city

We bought the 3 day pass for $17. Well worth it! We were able to get around DC so easily, and we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary A
via mobile
Piece Of Junk Program!!

Cut to the chase, if you want to rent bicycles for more than 30 minutes and you want freedom to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Autumn M
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Dallas, Texas
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible27%
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Rip Off Lane, Washington DC, DC
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+1 877-430-2453
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We bought the 3 day pass for $17. Well worth it! We were able to get around DC so easily, and we were able to sight see so much more than if we would’ve lyfted everywhere. The only setback was that we couldn’t always find...More

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cut to the chase, if you want to rent bicycles for more than 30 minutes and you want freedom to go wherever you want in DC for a couple of days and then return a bike... Go to a local bike shop and rent one....More

Thank Autumn M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented bikes to get to the Nationals baseball stadium. The kiosk is straight forward to use. Definitely download the app so you can see where the docking stations are. There are a surprising number of stations (in a good way!) and after the game,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness I read the guidelines about having to turn your bike back in. I had intended to rent it for 3 days and thinking $17 was a steal. Glad I found out before we came that you need to "return" the bike every 30...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This was a perfect idea for the summer. There are many bike stands in Washington. You can rent for a day or per hour. You won’t have many bikes available at monuments (lincoln memorial for example was a problem). We arrived there and put the...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Renting a bike in DC is a wonderful way to explore the city in ways you probably hadn’t done before; especially on traffic-free days like a Sunday or a Holiday. We rented the Capital Bikeshare service nearby the Fed Reserve and returned it Georgetown. The...More

1  Thank Ramiro C
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 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

2  Thank Dale R
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Reviewed 29 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
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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

2  Thank bielsk
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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

2  Thank Timothy S
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_zkhan09
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!
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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
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Unser W
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
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