Capital Bikeshare Membership Cheat Sheet

Capital Bikeshare offers single trip ($2), 24-hour ($8) and 3-day ($17) memberships. Use the guide below to help determine which option makes the most sense during your trip to Washington, DC.

Do you plan to ride Capital Bikeshare over a period of 3 days?
If YES –> Do you plan to┬átake 9 or more trips?
If YES –> Get a 3-day membership.


Do you plan to take multipe Capital Bikeshare trips during a 24 hour period?
If YES –> Will you ride 5 or more times?
If YES –> Get a 24-hour membership.


Use the Single Trip option and pay $2 each time you want to ride Capital Bikeshare.

Whichever option you choose, we highly recommend downloading and using the Capital Bikeshare app to pay for your trips. Check out the video below for more information.

Why You Should Download the Capital Bikeshare App

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Trip Hacks DC was founded by Rob, a veteran tour guide in the Nation's Capital.

Everyone wants to get the most out of travel experience; we know that planning a trip can be fun but sometimes stressful. The tips and travel hacks offered here will help you make the most of your trip and avoid missing out on the best things the city has to offer. Our trip planning e-book is the perfect resource for every first-time Washington, DC visitor.

If you're looking for a guided experience once you arrive, Trip Hacks DC specializes in private tours; but has public tours options as well. Visit the Guided Tours section to learn about some of the suggested tours and the trip planning resources section for help preparing for your trip. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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