Capital Bikeshare Service to Be Disrupted Next Week

by Andrea Swalec January 30, 2015 at 2:25 pm 0

Capital Bikeshare stationHeads up, Capital Bikeshare users.

Some features of the bike-sharing service will be disrupted starting Tuesday night, as the operators update the system. The Capital Bikeshare software will be upgraded starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, officials announced. The work could last just 16 hours (until 11 a.m. Wednesday) or as long as 24 hours (until 7 p.m. Wednesday).

Here are the parts of service the operators expect will be affected:

Credit card rentals will not be available at Capital Bikeshare stations

Key-holding members (annual, monthly, daily key) will not be able to rent bikes from the same station more than once during the upgrade process. However, these members will still be able to rent bikes from one station and drop them off at the same or another station

New memberships or renewals will not be available on the Capital Bikeshare website (

Updates on station and bike availability will not be generated for websites, maps and mobile apps (including Spotcycle)

The “time credit” feature will not be available at Capital Bikeshare stations

For more information, see the Capital BikeShare website. Any updates will be announced via their Twitter and Facebook accounts.


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