That was some game, huh? 🥳🥳🥳 Now let’s make some parade plans! If you plan on biking to the the Super Bowl parade on Wednesday, we have some tips.
How to navigate the parade with RideKC Bike:
- Park your car outside the the parade zone. We suggest using your RideKC Bike app to choose an area with plenty of bikes available (Country Club Plaza, Midtown, North KC, or KCK are good bets)
- Use the app to find a bike near you and check its battery level.
- When you pedal up to the crowd, lock up the bike at a public bike rack, street sign, or other fixed object. Please do not lock the bike to a bus stop or street car stop, handrail, or private property, and make sure your bike isn’t blocking a sidewalk, stairway, doorway, or other access point.
Don’t panic if you can’t get a signal:
Parade organizers are warning that cell phone service may be spotty with so many people downtown. This could impact the reliability of our app and your ability to start/end trips.
- If you are unable to end your trip and upload a photo, please contact customer support through the app. We will reply and reverse any overage fees within 24 hours.
- We recommend using a credit card instead of a debit card if possible, to avoid tying up your funds and to allow for a faster refund if needed.
- After the parade you may need to wait for crowds to disperse and cell service to return before you can unlock a bike.
With smartphones in our pockets, we are all artists in this modern world, documenting perfect days for posterity. We want to see your perfect day on a RideKC Bike, and if we use it in our marketing, we’ll send you a code for a free RideKC Bike ride! It’s as simple as…
- Snap a selfie with a RideKC Bike
- Tag @ridekcbike in a public post on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter
- Get a code for a free ride if we use your picture
Show us your favorite scenic routes, local businesses, and parks and tell us how you use RideKC Bike.
Love our classic pedal bikes? Get ready for some big improvements! In the coming week we are updating the system:
1. A brand new, unified RideKC Bike and Scooter app for all vehicles, including pedal bikes
Our pedal bike fleet is joining the e-bike and scooters in one unified all new
RideKC app, starting July 1. On July 1, your “Drop Mobility” app will no longer be able to checkout bikes, and you can download the new RideKC app in advance for iOS here
, and Android here
All your existing member info will be transitioned on July 1, you just have to login with the same phone number.
2. Converting the Classic Bikes at the docking stations to dockless bikes
You will no longer need to put the pedal bikes into a dock. They can be locked to any bike rack just like the e-bikes.
3. Retiring the kiosks, touch screens, tap cards
All bike check-outs and returns will happen within the app, and you will no longer need to swipe a card at the kiosk, use a touch screen, or carry our tap card.
We look forward to seeing you out riding again soon! Have questions? As always, our local team is here to answer them. Email us at email@example.com or call 816-945-9545.
RideKC Bike & Scooter is a great place to work with the professional advocates, policy makers, educators, and bicycle/pedestrian specialists of BikeWalkKC. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and to the cultural competency of our team.
Current Job Openings
Bike Share Operations Associate
BikeWalkKC is seeking part-time, temporary Operations Associates to support the RideKC bike share program, part of the RideKC family of regional transit providers. We are hiring the field operations team to help build this exciting last mile transportation system. Operations Associates are technicians, knowledge experts, our rebalancing team and the true lifeblood of our ecosystem. The main focus of an Operations Associate is to ensure that all of our bikes are appropriately parked and in good condition for users to ride.
Posted April 19, 2022. See the full job description.
Commitment to Equity and Equal Opportunity
BikeWalkKC has a commitment to support diversity and equal opportunity in its services, administration, employment as well as research and activities. As such we strive to foster a working environment that values contributions from team members regardless of race, color, creed, gender, religion, culture, sexual orientation, sexual identity, mental disabilities, physical disabilities, or veteran status. Women and persons of color are highly encouraged to apply.