D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare Turns 10

D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare is celebrating its 10th birthday today, September 20.

September 20, 2020, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Capital Bikeshare

Sam Kittner / Capital Bikeshare

Caitlin Rogger writes for Greater Greater Washington to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Capital Bikeshare, the public bikeshare system for the metro D.C. area. 

"Since it began in 2010, riders have taken more than 27 million trips, totaling 150 million miles, according to DC Mayor Bowser’ s office. Membership has also grown from 1,204 at the beginning to 26,585 current active members," writes Roggers to summarize the accomplishments of the system over the course of the decade. 

Capital Bikeshare is commemorating the big birthday by offering free rides today. 

For more on the history of Capital Bikeshare, see the system's About page (spoiler alert: Capital Bikeshare's history actually starts in 2008, with the launch of SmartBike DC) and Planetizen's archive of articles tagged under Capital Bikeshare.

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