Bike Fort Wayne

Whether you choose to bring your bikes or rent some here, it’s never been easier to enjoy Fort Wayne by bike!

Veo Scooter and Bike Rentals

How to ride:

  • The e-scooters and bikes operate through the Veo app downloaded to smart phones. Riders should download the app and follow the instructions. iOS app for Apple or Google Play for Android
  • Customers must be 18 years of age to ride e-scooters and 16 to ride the bikes. They are required to have a credit card on file and are strongly encouraged to wear helmets. 
  • The cost of the electric scooters is $1 to unlock and then an additional $0.20 per minute thereafter. Pedal bikes are $1 to unlock and then an additional $0.05 per minute to ride after that.  

Where to ride:

  • The e-scooters and bikes will only be allowed to operate and park in a certain geographic through technology known as geo-fencing. This ride zone includes all of downtown and nearby neighborhoods. (see map)
  • The ride zone has been expanded just slightly from last fall to include the University of Saint Francis main campus as well as several more neighborhoods to the north and south of downtown. Promenade Park and the Headwaters Park pavilions remain no ride zones.
  • The app shows riders the no ride zones and if they enter the area, the e-scooter will slowly come to a stop. The bikes may operate in no ride zones, just like personal bikes, but are encouraged not to. If the e-scooters or bikes are parked in no ride zones, the customer will continue to be charged for the ride until they park the bike or e-scooter properly.

Rules of the Road:

  • E-scooters and bikes are encouraged to operate in bike lanes where available.
  • Under current ordinance, both e-scooters and bikes are allowed on sidewalks, but riders MUST YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS
  • E-scooters and bicycles operating on public streets are required to obey the same traffic laws as a motor vehicle.
  • Helmets are strongly encouraged.
  • Riders are encouraged to park the e-scooters and bikes near existing public bike racks and benches and parallel to the curb. ADA accessibility guidelines require 4½ feet of clearance on a sidewalk for wheelchairs.
  • The Veo app requires riders to take a photo of the e-scooter or bike before ending their ride; riders who park improperly may be fined by Veo.

Reporting a Concern:

  • Veo has a locally hired support team in Fort Wayne who will respond to calls about its e-scooters and bikes. Anyone who needs to report a concern with a Veo e-scooter or bike should call 855-836-2256 or email hello@veoride.com

Rentals

Need to rent a bike longer term? Fort Wayne Outfitters and the Downtown Bike Hub make it easy!

Trails, Itineraries, & Parks

Now that you have a bike, it’s time to explore!

With more than 100 miles of trails and parks, there is a lot to choose from. If you prefer to take in Fort Wayne’s rivers make sure you hop on the Rivergreenway trail that stretches 25 miles along Fort Wayne’s three rivers. If you’d prefer to check out the many splashpads and parks in Fort Wayne with your family, take one of the family-friendly trail itineraries.

Check out the great ride itineraries! Or stop in at the Visitors Center for a Fort Wayne Trails Map.

Events

From competitive races to family-friendly events to a month full of fun biking related events and activities you can enjoy and explore a lot of Fort Wayne from two wheels!

Kickstart

Kickstart Fort Wayne is a month-long celebration of all things fitness, arts, music, and bikes! It’s the kickoff to the official start of summer festivals in Fort Wayne, and that means there are many fun family-friendly biking related events and activities.

Fort Wayne Cyclocross

Cyclocross is a form of bicycle racing where races consist of many laps of a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount.

Fort Wayne Cylcocross is a collaboration of committed cycling enthusiasts and businesses who want to create and promote events that build community, help athletes progress, and have fun racing bikes.

Learn more on their Facebook page - races typically take place in the autumn and winter, and are held in conjunction with Fort Wayne Outfitters.

Le Tour de Fort

Le Tour de Fort is not your typical cycling event, but there is plenty of fun for friends and family to enjoy! Grab your bike or make sure you rent one in advance, and enjoy this leisure bicycle ride and pub crawl through Fort Wayne to help fundraise for Veteran-based organizations. Happening every spring, this event is fun if you’d like to experience a little bit of everything Fort Wayne has to offer – food, brews, and fun!

Spring Cycle

As a part of the month-long Kickstart celebration in May, grab your helmet and tour Fort Wayne with 4 different tour distanced rides. Starting in downtown Fort Wayne, participants ride either a 10, 16, 34, 44 or the 100K tour, and after the rides, enjoy the Spring Expo, kids zone, and much more. Everyone’s welcome!

BMX at Franke Park

Fort Wayne’s Franke Park is host to a BMX track run by volunteers, for the benefit of all in the community who would like to ride. They welcome anyone who has the drive, determination and guts to get out there and have a good time! Learn more on their Facebook page.

Award Winning Destination

Named as a two-time Bicycle Friendly Community, a three-time All America City awards winner, there’s a lot to enjoy and discover in Fort Wayne by bike. Plus, a bike ride is the perfect addition to a fun getaway in Fort Wayne! While you’re here don’t forget to explore one of the top 10 ten zoos in the United States, some of our world class festivals, and some great minor league sports!

 

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