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Capital Bikeshare Celebrates First Birthday

Party for Car Free Day on Thursday

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The Capital Bikeshare is celebrating its first birthday with a free party at Yards Park
The Capital Bikeshare is celebrating its first birthday with a free party at Yards Park

Capital Bikeshare is celebrating its first birthday Tuesday.

Over the past year, the bright red bicycles of Capital Bikeshare have become a familiar sight on many D.C. streets, with more than 115 stations now in placed in the District and in Arlington, with more than 60 more on the way. In all, the bike-sharing service offers more than 1,100 bicycles and has attracted more than 17,000 members in its first year.

To celebrate, Capital Bikeshare is planning a party Thursday evening to coincide with Car Free Day. It will be at The Yards Park in Washington from 6-9 p.m. and will include:

  • Live Music: The Reflex, a 1980s tribute band, will be playing starting at 6 p.m.
  • Craft Beers: New Belgium will offer three types of their delicious craft beers for $5 per pint for guests 21 and over, plus fun and games for all ages.
  • Moonbounce: The event will feature a bungee run, gladiator joust, and wrecking ball game for kids of all ages.
  • Food Trucks: Among the food trucks schedule to make an appearance are: Red Hook Lobster Pound, Doug the Food Dude, Eat Wonky, Rolling Ficelle, Carnivore BBQ and Dippin Dots.
  • Free Water Bottles: Everybody at the event will get a free water bottle to celebrate Whole Foods' new location in Foggy Bottom.
  • And more: Check out the Capital Bikeshare website to see the complete list of events.


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