Bike commuters will have limited access to Capital Bikeshare over two days in the middle of next week.
Starting Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m., members will only be able to rent a bike from any given station a single time until Capital Bikeshare completes a software upgrade 16 to 24 hours later. That puts the expected end to the disruption somewhere between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Websites and apps (including Spotcycle) that show users how many bikes and docks are available at each station won’t work during the upgrade period. Riders in search of open docks will be at the mercy of the Bikeshare gods.
Non-members—people using credit cards to rent bikes—won’t be able to rent bikes at all. From Capital Bikeshare: “Because credit card rentals at stations will not be available, we will temporarily stop kiosk membership sales for 3-day passes on Saturday, January 31 at 7 p.m., and temporarily cease all 24-hour membership sales on Monday February 2, at 7 p.m.”
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