Grab your helmet and strap in to Wichita’s newest method of transportation, a bike-sharing program bringing 100 bicycles to 19 stations in downtown Wichita. Bike Share ICT is a new venture funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Knight Foundation (through the Wichita Community Foundation), to promote health and easy access to the heart of the city. By using Zagster, a city bike provider, riders are able to find bicycle stations and cruisers at the touch of a finger, through the Bike Share ICT app. Just follow the stations along the Q-Line trolley route, from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium to Old Town.
How It Works
Simply download the Bike Share ICT app to your Apple or Android device or visit bikeshareict.com. From there, you’ll see each bike is assigned an identification number. Type the number into the app and the app will grant you an unlock code. Use the code to unlock the bike and you’re off! It’s that easy. When you’re finished, return the bike to a designated Bike Share ICT station. It doesn’t have to be the same station you got the bike from.
There are affordable membership options available to make your Bike Share ICT experience that much easier. For $30 a year, riders can sign up for an annual membership and ride whenever and wherever they want. Student annual memberships are only $20. Users can also borrow the bicycles through an hourly membership, at a rate of $3 an hour. Riders must be at least 18 to use the Bike Share ICT service.
Why Bike Share?
The Bike Share ICT program offers riders more than just a convenient way to get around the downtown area. It gives users a different avenue to experience what Wichita has to offer and promotes exercise and exploration. From recreational cyclists to the casual tourist wanting to explore like a local, Bike Share ICT offers a way for people to come together for a fun ride through the liveliest part of the city.
Zagster has provided 100 cruiser bikes scattered around downtown near places like Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center and INTRUST Bank Arena. With safety as the highest priority, the cruisers come with front and rear lights and adjustable seats to fit most adult riders. When renting a bike, keep the lock with you so your trip is tailored to your needs, not to a particular bike station. The key unlock code allows you to lock and unlock the bike as much as you need throughout your rental experience. Please ride responsibly.
Go to the Bike Share ICT website to get the app, find rental stations and rent a bike.