Bike Share Has Arrived in Fort Scott

The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce is one of the hub sites for the bike share program.

The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team and Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announce the Fort Scott Bike Share Program is officially up and running, according to Lindsay Madison, executive director of the Chamber.

Madison has facilitated the program in Fort Scott.

Residents may get a bike to ride at any of the following locations: Peerless Products, Inc.,2403 S. Main; Nate’s Place Restaurant & Lounge, at the northwest corner of 8th Street and National Avenue; and  Fort Scott Community College,2108 S. Horton and the Chamber231 E. Wall. The sites are called hubs.

Fort Scott Community College is one of the hub sites for the new bike share program.
“Riders can check out bikes at any of the hub locations,” Madison said.  “The bikes can be returned to the same hub or one of the other hubs.”
Peerless Products is one of the hub sites of the new bike share program.
Hub location staff will take a copy of rider’s driver’s license and  the bike rider will sign a waiver form.
Riders must be 12 years of age, and those under 18 will have waiver signed by a parent/guardian.
Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet, but helmets are not provided.
“Bikes can be checked out for up to 24 hours unless otherwise specified by hub location, FSCC will have shorter check-out times to allow more student usage of bikes,” Madison said.
Bikes need to be returned to hub location during their normal business hours.
Nate’s Place is one of the hub sites of the bike share program.
Bikes are not to be used on non-paved trails or off-roads.
Rider is responsible for any damage to the bikes.
More guidelines can be found in the waiver form on

Bikes were purchased with grant funds from the #BCBSKSPathways to Healthy Kansas Grant in support of the non-motorized transportation policy the City of Fort Scott commissioners approved.

“The bike share program provides non-motorized transportation to be utilized by local community members and visitors,” Madison said.
“The bikes may be used for exercise and leisure purposes to get outside and explore the town.
Community members may use the bikes for transportation to work, the store, school, or other destinations.”
“Fort Scott and Bourbon County are making healthy, active living a priority and the bike share program is another way to promote the healthy choice as the first choice,” she said.

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