Frequently Asked Questions: Johnson County bike share

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

What is RideKC Bike: Johnson County?
RideKC Bike: Johnson County is a partnership of Johnson County Parks & Recreation District, BikeWalkKC, and Drop Mobility. The system is part of the RideKC family of mobility services. It is operated by BikeWalkKC and powered by Drop Mobility’s hardware and software.

What are these RideKC pedal bikes like?
Imagine a bike that is always ready to ride, where and when you want to ride it. The tires are always inflated and the chain is never rusty. A bike with a basket to carry your gear. A bike that fits people tall and small, with front and rear lights and a bell. A bike that’s there whenever you need it, and gone when you don’t. That’s a RideKC Bike. And it’s powered by the ultimate alternative fuel: YOU.

How do I find a RideKC Bike in Johnson County?
RideKC Bikes will be located at 5 parks in Johnson County, and hub locations can be found using the Drop Mobility app on your smartphone.

How much does it cost?
Bikes are $1.00 to unlock; after that, they’re $0.10 per minute.

How do I check out a bike?
Scan the QR code on any RideKC Bike to unlock the bike and start your ride. Be sure to setup the Drop app and load a payment method before scanning.

Can I use my BCycle Annual Membership?
Not directly, but all BCycle Annual Members will receive Drop credits to use on the RideKC bikes and scooters. All current BCycle Annual Members have received an email with their Drop credit promo codes. Didn’t receive your code? Contact us Bikeshare@bikewalkkc.org.

How do I lock the bike?
Every bike has both a cable lock that wraps around a fixed object and wheel lock that automatically closes through the rear wheel. Wrap the cable lock around a bike rack or pole, insert the end into the wheel lock, and use the Drop app to end your trip and lock the bike.

Where can I return the bike?
Bikes may be checked out of and returned to any hub in the five participating parks. Check the Drop app to find the hub(s) closest to you.

Can I lock the bike without ending my trip?
Yes! You lock the bike and keep your trip open (place it on “hold”) if you need to run into a store for a quick errand. Usage fees continue to be charted until you end the trip.When you are on a trip, tap the “Add stop” on the “on trip” screen in the app to hold the bike. To restart your trip/reuse the bike, tap “Resume” on the “on trip” screen in the app.

Are these dockless bikes?
RideKC Bikes are similar to dockless bikes, but they are parked at designated locations, called “hubs,” in the five participating Johnson County parks.