Partner Profile: Health Forward Foundation

One of the benefits of working with local foundations is the deeply connected relationship a nonprofit builds with the organization. Since our very early days, BikeWalkKC has been a recipient of support from the Health Forward Foundation (HFF, formerly the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City). The Health Forward Foundation advocates for healthy and equitable communities […]

A Tribute and Best Wishes to Maggie Priesmeyer Green

BikeWalkKC Program Director joining the Public Works Department at Kansas City, MO Maggie Green has been with BikeWalkKC since Co-founder Eric Bunch recruited her for volunteer work in 2011. She grew alongside what was once a fledgling nonprofit and excelled at every stage of her journey. From Women Bike KC, to Safe Routes to School, […]

Middle School BLAST: Bigger, Smarter, and Faster

Your junior high gym class was never like this! Education Instructor Jill Iwanski recounts her adventures in our newest Youth Education pilot: BLAST for Middle Schoolers. The BikeWalkKC education team sent a crew of instructors to Northeast Middle School (NEMS) in the Kansas City Public School District for a trial  of our premier youth education […]

How to get the most out of a public meeting

Do you ever wonder how you can affect change in your own neighborhood? Policy Coordinator Michael Kelley shares how you can join the conversation at public meetings and speak up for what matters to you. BikeWalkKC regularly works in both the advocacy and planning realms to foster policy and changes to the built environment that […]

5 gifts you can give your neighborhood

By now, most of us have checked all the usual suspects off our lists: slippers for Grandma, books for all the nieces and nephews, and a squeaky toy for the dog. But have you ever considered how to share the holiday spirit with your neighbors? Whether you squeeze it in to your holiday break, or […]

MEDIA ALERT: Custom-Designed Installation Provides Bike Parking for Downtown Overland Park

Collaboration of the City of Overland Park, BikeWalkKC, the Downtown Overland Park Partnership, InterUrban ArtHouse, and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provides 36 racks across Downtown Overland Park   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018 – Installation is underway for new custom bike racks in Downtown Overland Park. BikeWalkKC has been working […]

Donated bikes make all the difference for area families

One of the barriers families find difficult to overcome when they decide to travel by bike is simply owning a bike. Even used bicycles can be expensive! And once you get a bike, you have to maintain it– there are lots of moving parts that need to be kept clean and lubricated, and you can’t get […]

“First of its kind” private-public-nonprofit electric bike share hits Kansas City

BikeWalkKC is pleased to announce a new partnership with RideKC and Drop Mobility, a leading micro-mobility provider to bring shared-use electric assist bicycles to Kansas City. The newly branded RideKC Bike program, powered by Drop Mobility’s hardware and software, launched today with a press conference at RideKC’s headquarters. RideKC and BikeWalkKC are planning a “soft” rollout: a handful of e-bikes are expected […]

BikeWalkKC staff gives thanks

We have had such an excellent year at BikeWalkKC, and are hearts are full of gratitude. A few of our staff members shared their thoughts about what they’re thankful for both in and out of the office:   Karen Campbell – I’m thankful to be surrounded by people (and one elderly dog) who inspire me, […]

A Bike Rack for Anthony

When Anthony Saluto’s family approached us to ask for help in bringing attention to the sentencing of the man who killed him, we worked to spread the word among the metro’s cycling community and spoke out at the hearing alongside his family. We understood, much as they did, that Anthony’s life had meaning and that […]