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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Innovative bike share station unveiled at Longview Lake

Jackson County, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the installation of the first bike share station in Eastern Jackson County. Media are encouraged to attend the expansion of this community collaboration.

Innovative bike share station unveiled at Longview Lake

Jackson County Parks + Rec to celebrate with Thursday ribbon cutting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the installation of the first bike share station in Eastern Jackson County. Media are encouraged to attend the expansion of this community collaboration.

What: Jackson County Parks + Rec Bike Share Ribbon Cutting

When: Thursday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Longview Lake Shelter 14 near Longview Lake Marina

Kansas City BCycle is adding the new bike share station at Longview Lake, the County’s largest recreational area and trailhead. The lake offers 930 acres of water entertainment and 14 picturesque shelters. The 6.5-mile long trail winds around the lakefront and connects to the Grandview Trail System.

The new bike share station at Longview Lake will be solar powered with 10 docks, holding up to 10 bikes. A trike (tricycle) is also available at this location offering an alternative to the traditional bicycle. The trike is one of only 10 being produced by BikeWalkKC. It is the first one located at a bike share station in Jackson County.

Jackson County has another bike share station located in downtown Kansas City at 12th and Oak. The self-service stations are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Bikes can be checked out from and returned to any BCycle station, with rides starting at $3 for 30-minutes. Annual memberships are available which provide unlimited 60-minute rides and through the “B-Connected” program, can be used to check out bikes in 28 additional cities around the United States.

Bike sharing in Kansas City began in 2012, when BikeWalkKC launched the Kansas City BCycle system as the region’s grassroots, non-profit bike share program. Since then, ridership has increased exponentially with each expansion. In 2016, more than 16,000 rides were taken. For more information about Kansas City BCycle, visit https://kc.bcycle.com/.

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