Capital Bikeshare Changing Prices For Casual Riders

New 3-day pass offered

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    Capital Bikeshare has become so popular that short-term rental fees are going up to help pay for expansion of the program. (Published Friday, Oct 21, 2011)

    Capital Bikeshare has announced changes to its membership plan and will have a new pricing structure for casual members that will take effect Nov. 3.

    The bike-sharing service says the cost of a 24-hour membership will rise to $7 from $5. It will discontinue its 5-day membership and will instead offer a 3-day pass for $15 to better match the average stay of metro region visitors.

    Usage fees for casual members, or those who have a 24-hour or a 3-day membership, will increase by 33 percent. Program officials say changes have been made because of the bikeshare's expansion in the District of Columbia and Arlington, Va.

    For example, if a 50-minute ride previously created $1.50 in fees, the fee now would be $2.