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Capital Bikeshare

Rip Off Lane, Washington DC, DC
+1 877-430-2453
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DC Bike rental on Thanksgiving

Renting a bike in DC is a wonderful way to explore the city in ways you probably hadn’t done... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Ramiro C
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San Diego, California
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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 8 November 2017
Dale R
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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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Rip Off Lane, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 4 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

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Reviewed 27 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

1  Thank bielsk
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Reviewed 26 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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Reviewed 24 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

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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
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Reviewed 10 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

3  Thank ljtmontana
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Reviewed 23 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
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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
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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
18 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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