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Hop on a RideKC Bike rental this spring

After a winter hibernation, the full fleet of electric and pedal bike rentals will return across the metro on March 1st.

Kansas City’s bikeshare program, RideKC Bike provides bike rentals in the metro in Kansas and Missouri with electric bikes and classic pedal bikes available near popular destinations and parks.

The growing demand for the bikeshare program led to record ridership numbers in 2023.

Using the RideKC Bike app, a user locates a bike near them and unlocks the bike. When finished riding, the user parks and locks the bike to any bike rack or existing bike share station. The app will provide location information for “hubs” or bike parking station locations.

There are pricing options available for walk-up registration, a 24-hour pass, and memberships.

Here are 5 local bike trails and parks with access to RideKC Bike hubs to enjoy this spring. Don’t forget your helmet!

1. Shawnee Mission Park (Shawnee, KS)

Enjoy paved trails at Shawnee Mission Park, with many park amenities, bike hubs, and the 120-acre lake. The park features pedal bikes available at 5 hub locations.

The park also features picnic areas, nature trails, a disc golf course, and an off-leash dog area.

The 87th Street entrance will be closed beginning March 2024 due to construction, and the park will be open from the Renner and Ogg Road entrances to park.

Located at West 79th Street and Renner Road in Shawnee, Kansas.

2. Gillham Road Cycle Track (Kansas City, MO)

For those seeking an urban adventure, the Gillham Road Cycle Track is a protected 3.5 mile cycling track with well-marked lanes for a safe, enjoyable city ride. The track winds through the heart of the city with views of iconic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods along Gillham Road from Midtown to the Crossroads.

RideKC Bike has multiple bike rental hubs near this trail near Crown Center, Union Station, the Plaza, and Westport. You can find bike availability locations in the app.

Located at Gillham Road in Kansas City, MO

3. Black Hoof Park and Lake Lenexa Trail (Lenexa, KS)

Access the natural beauty of Black Hoof Park by bike, featuring 231 acres of grasslands, wooded areas, and Lake Lenexa.

The park features 2 hubs with e-bikes to enjoy the nearly 3 miles of trails and other amenities.

Located at 9053 Monticello Rd, Lenexa, KS

4. Trolley Track Trail (Kansas City, MO)

Enjoy a 6-mile gravel path near quaint shops and the neighborhoods of Brookside and Waldo on the popular Trolley Track Trail. Along the trail, you could plan stops for a beer at KC Bier Co, lunch and shopping at the Crestwood Shops, the Brookside Farmers Market, and more.

Due to the 75th and Wornall construction, the trail does include a temporary detour through the Waldo neighborhood that is expected until June 2024.

Nearby RideKC Bike hubs include a Brookside Shops Hub near 62nd Terrace and Brookside Boulevard, and the UMKC Hub on its campus.

Located at 49th Street and Brookside Boulevard to 85th and Prospect in Kansas City, MO

5. Meadowbrook Park (Prairie Village, KS)

With over 3 miles of paved trails, multiple lakes, pickleball courts, and a popular playground, Meadowbrook Park is a great family-friendly destination. You can also stop to enjoy nearby restaurants and food trucks.

There are 3 bike hubs in the park to access RideKC Bike rentals.

Located at 9101 Nall Avenue in Prairie Village, KS

RideKC Bike rentals are available year-round in Kansas City, MO and portions of Kansas City, KS. The Lenexa, Johnson County Park & Recreation District, Aspiria bikes, and a portion of the Kansas City, KS fleet go into winter hibernation from December 1 through March 1.

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