When you properly dock a bike, you'll see a green light on the dock. If you did not see a green light, then that means your trip may still be open, and we will continue to charge you for your journey.
If you’re having trouble docking a bike, first try a different dock. If you're still not able to dock your bike, please contact Capital Bikeshare customer service, now supported by Lyft. It's a good idea to enable push notifications on the Capital Bikeshare mobile app, so you'll get a confirmation every time you've successfully docked your bike. If your ride is not properly docked and our system notices a parking violation, we’ll send you either in-app alerts or emails. If we see multiple violations, you may be subject to a $20 fee.
If you’re nearing the 30 minute ride limit, we’d be happy to offer you an extra 15 minutes to find a dock – just go to the kiosk, select “No bike docks available?” and follow the on-screen instructions.
In the Settings of your phone you can also allow notifications for the Capital Bikeshare app. You’ll then receive push notifications when your bike is successfully docked. If you prefer to receive an email confirmation, you can sign up through your Capital Bikeshare account online – log into your account through the website, scroll down to "Membership status," click on "Manage notifications," check the box next to "Yes, send me an email notification each time I return a bike" and click the "Change" button.