The oldest way to ride, reinvented

Bikes are a clean, green, affordable way to experience your city — and have loads of fun. And they’re the latest addition to the Lyft family. Unlock a bike, unlock metro DC.

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Get started

Bikes will appear in the ‘Nearby’ section of the Lyft app. Tap the bikes icon to select a station near you. Then tap ‘Unlock a bike’ to receive your 5 digit code and purchase your Single Ride.

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Pre-ride check

  1. Adjust the seat to fit your height
  2. Check the tires and squeeze the brakes
  3. Something feel amiss? Dock the bike and hit the red “wrench” button. Then choose a different bike.
  4. Pedal to start — and get going.
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Where to ride

Please ride your bike in the street or in a bike lane when it’s available. And don’t ride on the sidewalk — unless it’s part of a designated route or you’re about to park.

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Follow traffic laws

Metro DC motor vehicle laws apply to cars, scooters, and yep: bicycles. This means you must stop at red lights and stop signs, ride in the same direction as traffic, and leave crosswalks clear for pedestrians.

Wear a helmet

Pack your helmet

Please always wear a helmet. It’s the safer way to ride (and all the cool kids are doing it).

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Ending your ride

End your ride by returning your bike to any available docking station. Then, slide your bike into the dock and wait for the light to turn green (this confirms that it’s locked).

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