Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Bikeshare increases rates, expands

Changes are afoot for Bikeshare users. (Gerald Martineau for The Washington Post)
A few big changes are coming to Capital Bikeshare, the year-old system responsible for the ubiquitous red bicycles that locals and tourists have been picking up across Washington and Arlington. For starters, Alexandria residents will soon be able to get in on the spinning action. Around spring of 2012, six stations with 54 bicycles will be installed in the Old Town and Carlyle neighborhoods.

There are also changes afoot for short-termers. The current five-day plan will be discontinued as of Nov. 3 and replaced with a $15 three-day option. The price of 24-hour memberships will go up from $5 to $7, and usage charges for those exceeding 30-minute rides will also increase.

The cost of monthly and yearly memberships will remain unchanged, however. Speaking of which, have you tried our Bikeshare itineraries yet? If not, take them for a spin, and let us know if you find them therapeutic.

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