One new station is at Ohio Drive and West Basin Drive SW, near the MLK Memorial. The other is on Jefferson Drive between 14th and 15th Streets SW, near the Washington Monument.
The stations are the first of five planned for the Mall. The popular bikesharing service also has several stations within a block of the Mall.
“Our staff has been working closely with the Park Service to put the National Mall on our Bikeshare map,” said District Department of Transportation Terry Bellamy. "With these additions, we now have 151 stations in our system, more than any other bikesharing program in the country."
Capital Bikeshare staff will also be around to help cherry blossom festival-goers at the new stations from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. during the first three weekends of the festival: March 24-25, March 31 and April 1, and April 7-8.