Bike Share ICT

New bike share program makes it easy to enjoy the ride

Written by Kristen Woodburn | Photography by Visual Fusion

You may notice something new around your favorite Wichita locations—stations equipped with bikes ready and waiting for riders. Like many other cities around the world, Wichita now has its own bike share program called Bike Share ICT. Wichita’s bike share makes travel between your favorite Wichita destinations convenient and fun. Hop on a bike for a casual ride beside the river, cruise from a downtown workplace to a Delano restaurant for lunch with friends, or see Wichita’s iconic sights on a sunny Saturday. Think of Bike Share ICT as a new transportation system that’s low-cost, convenient and—most of all—fun.

You can add “easy-to-use” to the list of perks, too. Bike Share ICT uses Zagster, a provider of city bike share programs, to supply the stations, bikes, and the app that gives you access to unlock a bike and go. Riders download the app, choose a low-cost membership plan (less than the cost of a tank of gas for an annual membership), and then enter a bike number into the app to get the bike’s unlock code. Once unlocked, riders can use the bike as transportation anywhere around town. When finished, riders return the bike to any bike station.

Riders can look forward to a comfortable and safe ride. Bike Share ICT uses the Zagster 8 bike model designed for easy handling and equipped with a basket for carrying groceries, takeout and personal items. Bikes have automatic lights, reflectors and a bell. Everything fun has rules, so check out zagster.com/bikeshareICT for safety information and rules of the road.

Bike Share ICT is made possible through the sponsorship of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Knight Foundation Fund through the Wichita Community Foundation. Becky Tuttle, Project Manager for Health ICT and Chair of the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita, applauds the sponsors’ generosity, “Without this fantastic financial support, and the technical assistance from the City of Wichita, this amazing amenity in our community would not be coming to fruition. Bike Share ICT will allow another safe form of active transportation in our community, and we are excited to be a part of this opportunity to make our community healthier,” said Tuttle.

Ready to enjoy the ride?

Download the Zagster app (available for iPhone and Android) to get started. Visit bikeshareict.com for more information.

Bike locations

Sedgwick County Park
Keeper of the Plains
3rd and Main
Downtown YMCA
2nd and Main
Old Town – 2nd and Mead
100 block North Waco
1st and Main
Old Town Farmers Market
Oak and Douglas
Sycamore and Douglas
Water and Douglas
Pop-Up Urban Park
Topeka and Douglas
500 block of East Douglas
Mead and Douglas
Central Library/Century II
Waterman and Arkansas River
Commerce Arts District

Whether you’re an avid cyclist, or an occasional rider, there's a membership option for your lifestyle:

Hourly Pass

$3 pay as you go

Annual Membership

$30 First hour is FREE , then $2 hourly rate

Annual Student Membership

$20 First hour is FREE , then $2 hourly rate

 
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