FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Capital Bikeshare Celebrates 20 Million Trips and Highest Daily Ridership Record
(Washington, DC) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced that Capital Bikeshare has reached a new milestone. Since its inception in 2010, casual riders and annual members have taken a combined 20,000,000 trips on Capital Bikeshare bikes.
Collectively, users have ridden more than 42 million miles, reduced 28.64 million pounds of carbon dioxide, saved 1.72 million gallons of gasoline, and burned an astonishing 1.8 billion calories.
To celebrate this incredible milestone, twenty gold keys were hidden under bike seats across the five jurisdictions where Capital Bikeshare operates. Five lucky winners won lifetime memberships and the remaining fifteen winners won Capital Bikeshare gift packages and fun prizes from Pedal Perks partners.
Casual users who downloaded the CaBi app received unlimited single-trip rides from April 16-20, and a ticker at CapitalBikeshare.com followed the action live to the 20 million mark.
In addition to reaching 20 million trips, Capital Bikeshare broke one of its own records: on Saturday, April 14, Capital Bikeshare users took 19,072 trips, breaking the previous “most trips in a single day” record of 16,862 trips in 2017.
For more information about Capital Bikeshare and to join, visit CapitalBikeshare.com.
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