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Bikeshare memberships debut

Washington cyclists can sign up now for the region's new bike-sharing network, Capital Bikeshare, which is scheduled to debut in September.

One thousand bicycles will be available at 100 locations in the District and Arlington for use by people who register for memberships. The program is currently offering a 50 percent $25 discount off the $50 $75 annual membership fee. According to the District Department of Transportation, monthly memberships are available for $25, and daily memberships will be available at the bike stations for $5 (Locations are still being finalized, but you can preview them on the Capital Bikeshare website.

The memberships allow for unlimited rentals, with the first 30 minutes of every trip being free. The second half-hour will cost $1.50, and the third half-hour will cost an additional $3. Each 30-minute period beyond that will cost $6. DDOT said the pricing is designed to encourage short-term rentals.

The first 2,000 people who sign up will be designated founding members and will receive a limited-edition key and a T-shirt, DDOT said.

For more information, visit

-- Staff reports

By Michael Bolden  | August 11, 2010; 1:55 PM ET
Categories:  Biking, District, Northern Virginia  
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How do I get the discount? I just signed up but it said I was charged $50. Was there a coupon code or something?

Posted by: capitolhilldc | August 11, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

um, $75 - $25?

Posted by: ilike2mtb | August 11, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

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