Get Rolling with Capital Bikeshare 

If you’re looking for a more active way to get around, Capital Bikeshare has you covered!  

Here are some step-by-step instructions to get started with Capital Bikeshare:  

Find a Bike  

  • Locate a docking station near you on the Capital Bikeshare app or Lyft app on your smartphone.  
  • You can use the online System Map to locate a docking station if you’re on the computer.  

Start Your Ride  

  • Start your ride via the app or the payment kiosk once you’re at the station.
  • If using the app, you’ll be prompted to scan the QR code (located between the handlebars) to select that bike and start your ride.
  • If using the payment kiosk, you’ll be given a code to type into the dock for your selected bike.
  • Select your bike, avoiding any docks with a red light.
  • Once you scan the QR code or enter your numeric code, the light on the dock will turn green, – indicating that your ride has started and the bike is unlocked.
  • Remove the bike from the dock, lifting it from the seat and pulling the bike to free it from the dock.
  • Get comfortable! Capital Bikeshare bikes come with adjustable seats, multiple gears, a basket, lights and a bell for a safe and smooth ride.

End Your Ride

  • When you’re ready to end your ride, stop at any Capital Bikeshare station.
  • Pick an open dock and push the bike in fully until it locks in place.
  • Wait until the light turns green – the light on the dock will turn green, which means you’ve successfully ended your ride!
  • If you don’t see the green light, try a different dock or contact customer service on 1-877-430-BIKE.

Staying active while getting around has never been easier. See all nearby destinations you can reach with Capital Bikeshare at the link below!

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