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A Whole New Bicycle Friendly Wichita

As you're driving along the downtown area you might notice that the streets have new lanes. Our city has been working hard at making the streets safer for Wichita cyclists. With more than 100 miles of bicycle paths and lanes, it is now easier to go from one side of town to another. My friend, an avid cyclist, actually mentioned that it “feels like a whole new city” as she rides her bike from the Wichita Art Museum (after yoga class) to Beautiful Day Cafe for our Saturday afternoon luncheon.

Bike Share ICT

Bike Share ICT

If you don’t own a bike, no problem! Bike Share ICT is now here and Wichita is in love! With 19 stations throughout downtown, it's an easy and convenient renting option for cruising the area. I spoke with a couple who were riding the bikes along the river and they raved about how easy it was to rent using the app. They loved all the different locations and the fun feature of the “ring-ring” bell. Wichitans say they have found Bike Share very easy to use and like how instructions are posted near the bike racks to download the Zagster app, which is the platform used for renting the bikes. The bikes are in great condition and can be easily adjusted to fit your needs.

To complement the trendy downtown living, Bike Share ICT helps make getting around easy. The bikes feature a bell, basket, reflectors and lights. What a convenience for the times you want to quickly run and pick up food, go out for ice cream (wink), or just don't feel like driving and having to look for parking. Why not go for a fun ride in the evening with the Final Friday Bicycle Gang. What a great way to check out the Final Friday art galleries and shows!

Costs & How to Rent

Wichita Bike Lane

Here's the skinny. The cost is only $3 per hour or you can purchase a membership for $30/year, $20 for college students, and pay $2/hour with the first hour free.

You will need to download the Zagster app, available for both iPhone and Android. The app allows you to unlock the bike, start your ride, and use the chain to lock it at one of the many bike racks around town. You read correctly! No need to bring your own lock as the bikes come equipped with a chain that allows you to lock it when stopping to enjoy some of the many things downtown as to offer. When you are finished with your ride, simply check the bike back in at one of their many stations around the downtown area.

Happy cycling!

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