Ride through metro DC with Capital Bikeshare.

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So, Lyft offers bikes now?

Sure do. Lyft is the operator of the Capital Bikeshare program, which is owned by seven Metro DC jurisdictions:

  • Washington, DC
  • Arlington, VA
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Prince George's County, MD
  • Fairfax County, VA
  • The City of Falls Church, VA

That means Capital Bikeshare is now available on the Lyft app, starting at just $1 to unlock and $0.05 per minute for classic bike rides. Whether you’re going that first mile or that last mile, bikes are a fun, affordable way to get around town. If you are already a Capital Bikeshare annual member, you can also ride in the Lyft app by linking your membership.

Breeze by traffic


When you’re in the Capital Bikeshare service area, the icon will appear at the bottom of your Lyft app homescreen.

Breeze by traffic


Tap ‘Unlock a bike’ in the Lyft app, then scan the QR code on the back of the bike.

Breeze by traffic


Return your bike to any station and wait for the light to turn green on the dock — so you know it’s locked.

Road rules

Bikes get you there faster — but there are a few rules of the road to learn first.

Find us

With hundreds of stations in metro DC, you’ll never be far from a bike!

Wear a helmet

We encourage everyone to wear a helmet for safety. (Don’t worry — helmet hair is cool now.)

Phone and ID

Financial Assistance Programs

Lyft is working closely with metro DC, Community Partners Program and MCLiberty to offer discounted membership to qualifying residents for a fun, easy and affordable way to get around.

Frequently asked questions

Stay within service area

Check the Lyft app to find the nearest Capital Bikeshare station!