Capital Bikeshare

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About this app

Capital Bikeshare is DC, Virginia, and Maryland’s bike share system, and the first large scale bikeshare in the nation. Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) has thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations across Washington DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Tysons, Reston, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Bethesda and Chevy Chase. Best of all, it’s available 24/7.

CaBi consists of a fleet of specially designed, sturdy and durable bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations throughout the city. The bikes can be unlocked from one station and returned to any other station in the system, making them ideal for one-way trips. People use bike share to commute to work, meet friends for dinner, or simply cruise around and see new sights. After signing up, all trips under 30 minutes are free.
The CaBi App lets you purchase rides, unlock a bike, and ride right away. You can also view all station locations, see available bikes and docks, and get walking directions to them to start your ride.

The Capital Bikeshare app also shows upcoming public transit departures, including WMATA Metrorail, Metrobus, and shuttle lines, DC Circulator buses, Fairfax Connector buses, Montgomery RideOn buses, Alexandria DASH buses, Prince George’s County TheBus buses, Arlington Regional Transit buses, VRE trains, and the Silver Line Express.

Within the app, you can purchase the following:
Single Ride
Access Pass

Happy riding!
Updated on
May 17, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 4 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

771 reviews
Alexander Blocker
May 19, 2024
Great, reliable app. I particularly like that you can toggle the map between displaying available bikes and available parking spaces. The only deficiency is that the businesses shown on the map are not always accurately located (sometimes being on the wrong block) and the suggested bike routes are not always optimal, so using Google Maps is still necessary.
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A Google user
March 8, 2020
The new update has rendered this app totally unusable. The QR scan functionality doesn't work. I was left stranded when I couldn't unlock a bike, and there was no back-up option to unlock using the keypad. The update also removed the trip planning feature. I can't check for docks near my destination before unlocking a bike. Now, I have to plan my route in a Maps app, then return to the bike app to blindly search in the general area of my destination for a dock. Total design failure.
33 people found this review helpful
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Yaratam Sine
November 11, 2020
Can't use the app anymore. The map shows up with no dock/bike information. The public transit tab doesn't produce any results either. My Profile page opens with no issues, but can't get the Ride History refresh to show previous trips. All in all, a broken app, and coincidentally my annual membership is up for renewal, so I'll wait before deciding on to pay for another year.
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What's new

Thanks for using Capital Bikeshare! We update our app regularly to make your bike rides even better. Every update of the CaBi app includes improvements in speed and reliability. As new features are released, we'll highlight them in the app.

Here is what you can find in our latest update:
- Bug fixes and performance improvements