Bike Share KC dba Kansas City B-cycle
3269 Gillham Road, Suite C
Kansas City MO 64109
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 205-7056
Mission Statement
Bike Share KC improves the health, sustainability, and economic competitiveness of Greater Kansas City by providing a low-cost public bike share system for transportation, recreation, fitness, and sight-seeing.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Eric Rogers
Board Chair Mr. Ryan Adams
Board Chair Company Affiliation CityScape Residential
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Bike Share KC improves the health, sustainability, and economic competitiveness of Greater Kansas City by providing a low-cost public bike share system for transportation, recreation, fitness, and sight-seeing.
Background Statement
Bike share is a new transportation concept that provides self-service bike kiosks for short trips in the urban core. As with other parts of the new sharing economy, the underlying idea is to provide on-demand access rather than full-time ownership.
 
 
Bike Share KC was founded in 2011 with seed funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and organizational support from BikeWalkKC, with the goal of bringing the bike share concept to Kansas City. After an intensive strategic planning, business modeling, and technical study process, Kansas City B-cycle launched Phase 1 in July of 2012 with twelve stations across the Greater Downtown Area.
 
 
B-cycles are used by a diverse range of residents, employees, and visitors to access transit, shopping, work, recreation, physical activity, and sight-seeing opportunities.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments:
 
  1. Secured $250,000 in federal funding and an equal amount of local corporate and public funding to more than double the size of the system from 12 to 27 stations
  2. Grew monthly ridership 20% year of year from 2013 to 2014
  3. Secured an annual operating subsidy from the City of KCMO’s public transportation fund.
  4. Utilized Health Care Foundation funds to develop a bike share equity plan to ensure benefits of bike share are accessible to underserved and low-income communities.
Needs Statement
1. $250,000 to match $1 million federal grant
2. Board member diversity
3. Funds to subsidize bike share memberships for low income individuals.
4. Staff development/training funding
5. Office and warehouse space
Service Categories
Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
We are a young organization that has rapidly established itself as a regional and national leader in bicycle/pedestrian advocacy, education, and public policy. In less than five years we have grown to impact thousands of elementary students, win millions of dollars in federal and local funding for trails and bike lanes, and influence public policy that will shape the city for years to come. We have been very successful in creating a new organization, building a top notch team of staff members, and putting biking and walking on the agenda of elected officials, business leaders, and community members across the Kansas City region.
 
 
Our primary challenge is managing growth thoughtfully and sustainably. Recent fundraising and grant success has set the stage for significant growth in programming and staff in 2015-2016. The current challenge is to ensure that the organization has a solid foundation to support this growth, sustain the new level of activity, and has clear alignment between strategic planning and community impact.
 
 
We are addressing this challenge by dedicating more resources to staff development and training, growing our membership base, seeking capacity building funds, consulting with other fast growing nonprofits, and leveraging business principles. Using the principles of social entrepreneurship have been especially helpful: taking risks and learning from failures, iterating quickly, and incorporating earned income streams to support social impact programs.
Programs
Description It's a self-service public bike share system.
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Cycling
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success
B-cycle provided 5,000 bike rides a year in 2012 and 2013, and is currently experiencing a 20% increase in usage in 2014. Our users report less driving, improved health, and increase patronage of local businesses. Our key metrics include:
 
  1. 1.5 million calories burned
  2. 37,000 pounds of carbon offset
  3. 20% of B-cycle customers use it to get to or from public transit.
  4. 37% of customers report improvements to mood, fitness, weight, or energy levels.
  5. 40% of customers choose to patronize a business based on its proximity to a B-cycle station.
Long-Term Success
Bike Share will become an integrated part of the transportation system in the urban core and at key suburban activity nodes across the region. It will provide new opportunities to move about the region without driving, improve public health, reduce air pollution, and help local companies attract and retain a 21st century workforce that demands livable neighborhoods. Bike share will support Kansas City’s triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet.
Program Success Monitored By Bike share is a unique technology platform that provides unprecedented data. Every bike has a GPS device that records the bike trip, calories burned, miles travelled, and carbon offset. Not only does this provide individual incentives to bike more, it also allows aggregated data analysis and research. For example, the City of KCMO is using our GPS to better understand where there is demand for bike lanes. Customer surveys supplement this quantitative data with qualitative information to help us assess our impact on individuals.
Examples of Program Success   
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Eric Rogers
Term Start Aug 2010
Experience Eric believes bicycling and walking are the best perspectives from which to see and experience our beautiful and dynamic city. He has been a bike commuter more than ten years, is a regular transit rider, and loves walking to the grocery store and other shops in his Midtown neighborhood. Eric has worked on many campaigns to give Kansas Citians better transportation choices, including Missouri River crossings, development code reform, and trail funding. He is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor, LCI #2515. Eric also serves as Vice President of the board the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation, and he is the Mayor's appointee to Chair of the Kansas City, MO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He has been recognized as Advocate of the Year by the Alliance for Biking and Walking, and he has received the regional leadership award from the Mid-America Regional Council.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Director of Operations
Title Program Manager
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 8
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 25
Paid Contractors 2
Retention Rate 90%
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Ryan Adams
Company Affiliation CityScape Residential
Term June 2015 to June 2016
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Ryan Adams CityScape Residential
Mr. Lawrence Andre The Why Inside
Mr. Bob Clark Under Armour Apparel/Gear for Sports
Mr. David Garrett Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Ms. Molly Gosnell GIS Consultant
Ms. Amanda Grimes University of Missouri-Kansas City
Mr. Tyler Henson JE Dunn
Mr. Paul Martin Zahner Co.
Mr. Andy Olson Hallmark Cards
Lesley Poires Water.Org
Mr. Steve Renz Merrill Lynch
Mr. Eric Rogers BikeWalkKC
Mr. Brad Satterwhite KEM Studio
Ms. Ellen Schwartze Mid-America Regional Council
Ms. Barbara Thomas American Jazz Museum
Mr. Rick Usher Kansas City, MO City Manager’s Office
Mr. Dan Walsh DW LLC
Mr. Doug Washington MCG
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2015
Projected Revenue $638,000
Projected Expenses $606,000
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2014, 2013, 2012: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/Corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$352,652$232,085$170,241
Administration Expense$96,778$59,951$38,862
Fundraising Expense$52,467$42,651$19,382
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.342.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses70%69%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%10%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$401,187$463,704$473,541
Current Assets$141,443$171,674$97,461
Long-Term Liabilities$0$82,619$206,702
Current Liabilities$942$402$331
Total Net Assets$400,245$380,683$266,508
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities150.15427.05294.44
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%18%44%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $350,000Anonymous $350,000Anonymous $424,482
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $25,000Anonymous $25,000Anonymous $10,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $14,400Anonymous $14,400Anonymous $10,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Name Bike Share KC dba Kansas City B-cycle
Address 3269 Gillham Road, Suite C
Kansas City, MO 64109
Primary Phone (816) 205-7056
Contact Email bcycle@bikewalkkc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Eric Rogers
Board Chair Mr. Ryan Adams
Board Chair Company Affiliation CityScape Residential
Year of Incorporation 2011