City Desk

Capital Bikeshare Hits Two Million Rides

The system hit a pretty cool milestone yesterday, just ahead of Bike To Work Day:

It's official, we have crossed the 2 millon ride mark and there's no going back. Congrats to all of U for all your pedaling!

Capital Bikeshare (@bikeshare) May 17, 2012

Meanwhile, organizers of today's event say 12,700 riders in the D.C. metro area rode their velocipedes to work—2,000 more than last year.

Bikeshare saw one million rides in September of last year, a year after it launched, and the speed at which additional bikes and docks have been rolled out has likely contributed to a million more rides in just eight months.

Photo by Flickr user James D. Schwartz, attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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