Through a new partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, RideKC Bikes will be available in several parks throughout Johnson County starting on Monday, June 1. This new system features a first-of-its-kind pedal bike model that operates in a hybrid “dockless” format. Bikes are located at hubs in each park, which can be found using the Drop Mobility app.
Bike hub locations include:
- Shawnee Mission Park
- Meadowbrook Park
- Heritage Park
- Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
- Mid-America West Sports Complex
- Mid-America Sports Complex
Opening later this summer:
- Mill Creek Streamway Park (at Lenexa’s Craig Crossing access point)
- Arthur & Betty Verhaeghe Park
The parks-based system allows users to scan a bike to check it out, ride it safely, and then return it at any authorized hub location. Every bike has both a cable lock that wraps around a fixed object, and a wheel lock that automatically closes through the rear wheel, ensuring responsible parking. The first ride for new users is free; after that, bikes are one dollar to unlock and 10 cents per minute.
RideKC Bike is providing enhanced sanitation methods to ensure rider safety with every maintenance check, movement between hubs, and repairs.
For more information, visit www.jcprd.com/bikes.
About JCPRD: For over 60 years the Johnson County Park and Recreation District has been enhancing the lives of the citizens of Johnson County through its parks, quality of programs, professionalism and response to developing trends. Each year, the District records more than 7 million park visitors and over 2 million recreation participants in over 4,000 programs. JCPRD’s mission is to enrich our community through excellence in parks, recreation, culture, education, and public service. Learn more at JCPRD.com.
About RideKC Bike: RideKC Bike is a partnership of BikeWalkKC, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, and Drop Mobility. The system provides a unique integration of public transit and shared use mobility. Three fleets of traditional pedal bikes, electric-assist bikes, and scooters provide residents and visitors with healthy, sustainable options for getting around Kansas City. BikeWalkKC is the owner/operator of RideKC Bike. Learn more at www.ridekcbike.com.
Richard Smalley, JCPRD Marketing & Communications Manager
Richard.Smalley@jocogov.org or (913) 826-3442
Karen Campbell, BikeWalkKC Director of Development & Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 205-7056, ext. 2