You can sign up for a membership through this website. Please see the Plan Details page for description of the membership options.
When you sign up for a membership online, you’ll be given two options to get your member key: (1) You can wait to get your key in the mail, which usually takes about a week; OR (2) You can pick up your key at one of our new key dispensers, which can be found at select stations. To find a station with a key dispenser, go to the System Map and look for the black key icon.
If you choose to wait for your key in the mail, you can still start riding right away. Just go to any Capital Bikeshare kiosk and insert the credit card associated with your account to get a one-time-use ride code (don’t worry, you won’t be charged again). Once you get your ride code, type it into the keypad on a dock with an available bike to unlock the bike. To ride again, insert the same credit card to get a new ride code.
Your membership period starts on the earlier of the date you activate your key, pick up your key at a kiosk, or swipe your credit card for your first bike rental.