Youth Ambassadors at East High School: A Catalyzing Force!

By Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Programs Manager The idea of a bike program at East High School in the Kansas City Public School District started small– with an email several months ago from a math teacher interested in bringing bicycle education to a few of his students.  After an initial planning meeting and settling on a […]

Downtown bike network finally goes out to bid for contruction

The long, long-delayed project to add 13 miles of bike lanes in the Greater Downtown is finally moving forward! This morning the project went out to bid for a construction company to start the work this summer. It’s looking hopefully that this project will finally come to fruition later this year, after two years of […]

EXCERPT: Youth Bike Education: A National “Movement” Movement

Recently, the BLAST program was featured in the online publication Atlas Lens. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Orange practice cones pockmark the blacktop at James Elementary School in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast district. Gusts of wind send flurries of leaves and petals past a group of students sitting attentively around an instructor. A small […]

Kansas City’s first Bike Box Lands in Downtown KCMO

It appears that Kansas City, Missouri has won the race to install the region’s first bike box. With minimal fanfare outside of some nerding-out on social media, crews quietly slapped down green paint and bike stencils at the intersection of 11th and Main. While KCMO has used green paint in the past, this is the first […]

Speak up for Road Diet on 75th St. in KCMO

The Waldo CID, Family Bikes, and the city of KCMO is holding a series of open house events this week to gather public input on how best to improve the intersection of 75th and Wornall in Waldo. The first meeting is this evening (Tuesday, August 11th) at 5:30 p.m. An historic streetcar suburb, Waldo is replete with […]