Family Day

Bods on Bikes!
Three students, ready for the bike ride on launch day, April 15, 2015

Topeka Metro Bikes has several hubs throughout Topeka. One of those is Washburn University. Lots of Ichabods are among the 1000 riders. Are you?

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Washburn Family Day + TMB

Topeka Metro Bikes (TMB) and Washburn continue their partnership to bring Topeka's social bike program to Family Day. At Family Day, you'll have the chance to ride for free in an organized ride, learn more about the program and sign up. Click the + on the route information below to learn more and sign up early.

Free Bike Tours

Stop by the TMB table near the Bell Tower at Washburn University on Family Day to sign up for a free bike tour, or contact us at TopCityBikeTours@gmail.com to reserve your tour spot early. We will be offering four routes throughout the day. Tours are offered on a first-come, first-serve bases. Register early to ensure your spot.

Helmets will be provided by TMB. All riders must be 14 years or older. Ages 14-16 must have a parent or guardian with them on the bike tour. TMB will not provide any food or beverages before, during, or after the tours. All times are estimates and do not include additional unscheduled stops.

Ride free on Family Day. Sign-up for your own account and become a member at www.topekametrobikes.org to ride any day.

Campus Red Route

Maximum 5 riders per group.
Roundtrip distance = 1 mile.
Time = 15 minutes.

Red routeThis route covers the North Western quarter of Washburn University. Tell your tour leader before the ride if your group would like to stop by Dairy Queen or Subway. The Red route is available for tours beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Campus Green Route

Maximum 5 riders per group.
Roundtrip distance = 1 mile.
Time = 20 minutes.

Green routeThis route covers the South Eastern portion of Washburn University. The Green route is available for tours from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Expocentre/Shunga Route

Maximum 5 riders per group.
Roundtrip distance = 5 miles.
Time = 35 minutes.

Expocenter/Shunga routeThis route takes groups to the scenic Shunga Trail. We follow the nature trail to the Kansas Expocentre and ride by the iconic mural wall, before returning to the University via the Shunga Trail. Tell your tour leader before the ride if your group would like to stop by Sonic on your ride.

The Expo/Shunga route is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participation on this route is extremely limited. Please reserve ahead of time by emailing TopCityBikeTours@gmail.com to ensure your spot.

Capitol Route

Maximum 4 riders per group.
Roundtrip distance = 6 miles.
Time = 55 minutes.

Capitol routeOur longest and most historic route takes groups to the State Capitol for a ride around the Capitol grounds before returning to Washburn University. Tell your tour leader before the ride if your group would like to stop at a nearby restaurant or shop in downtown Topeka.

The Capitol Route is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participation on this route is extremely limited. Please reserve ahead of time by emailing TopCityBikeTours@gmail.com to ensure your spot.

About TMB

Participants in the Topeka Metro Bikes launch day ride, April 15, 2015.Topeka Metro Bikes (TMB) is a branch of the Topeka Metro Transit Authority.

We provide bicycles throughout the City of Topeka for people to use for transportation, exercise and leisure activities. Our cycles are the first social bike program in Kansas and come fully loaded to offer the best service.

The unique European style frame ensures good posture and easy dismounting with a step-through design. The extended handlebar placement means that you won’t be hunched over while riding. Additionally, there is no need to be concerned about bicycle grease with our cycles. Our three speed bikes possess a drive-shaft that leave you free to ride, while wearing even your nicest clothing.