JoCo Parks and Recreation begins partnership with RideKC for bike share program

One way for the region to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is by focusing on different modes of transportation and support electric bike or scooter share systems. There are already efforts in place in the region, such as the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District and RideKC Bike partnership that features hybrid "dockless" bikes available at parks across the county, known as hubs. Photo courtesy of RideKC Bike.

The Johnson County Parks and Recreation District this month launched a partnership with RideKC Bike for a bike share program.

RideKC bikes became available at several Johnson County parks on June 1, and the partnership features hybrid “dockless” bikes. RideKC Bike has enhanced sanitation to be completed “with every maintenance check, movement between hubs and repairs,” according to a release.

Although the bikes are considered dockless, they must be returned to an authorized hub location. Below are the hub locations throughout the county:

  • Shawnee Mission Park
  • Meadowbrook Park
  • Heritage Park
  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
  • Mid-America West Sports Complex
  • Mid-America Sports Complex
  • Arthur and Betty Verhaeghe Park (opening later this summer)
  • Mill Creek Streamway Park at Lenexa’s Craig Crossing access point (opening later this summer)

There is a parks-based system for users to scan and check out a bike — all of which have cable and wheel locks — ride it and return it at one of the authorized hub locations. New users get the first ride free, and after that, it is $1 to unlock a bike and $0.10 per minute.

Those interested can download the Drop Mobility app to ride a bike. More information about how to use a RideKC bike in conjunction with this partnership, can be found on RideKC’s frequently asked questions page here.