MASON CITY LAUNCHES BIKE SHARE PROGRAM
Explore meandering recreational trails, mountain bike along the limestone bluffs or pedal along on a leisurely sightseeing ride along Mason City’s Bikeways.
Mason City offers numerous multi-use pathways, bike lanes, off-road paths and paved shoulders…. all conveniently accessible and connected.
No bike? No worries. The Mason City Bike Share Program provides 12 bikes at 3 locations throughout the community. Bikes are available in racks located at City Hall, Margaret MacNider Campground, and Prairie Playground.
To get started, all you need is a cell phone and credit card. Instructions on the bikes and racks explain how to download the KoloniShare app, where you will enter your information and book the bike that you wish to rent. The bike is unlocked through the app. The first hour of riding is $0.50; $2 per hour thereafter.
During the month of May – National Bike Month – the rental fee is only $0.50 per hour for all hours.
During your rental period, you will lock and unlock the bike through the app with your phone. Each bike is equipped with a lock and an alarm that can be set if you wish to stop at any point along your ride.
To end the rental, simply return the bike to the rack, lock it up, and end your ride through the app.
Although not required, bike helmets are strongly recommended.
The Mason City Bicycle Map provides a comprehensive guide for visitors and locals alike. You’re sure to discover cool new places! So go ahead and bring your bike (or borrow one of ours) … Mason City awaits!