Transitions on the BikeWalkKC Board of Directors

2017 is a year of change on the BikeWalkKC board as several of our founding board members reach their six-year term limits and new members bring in fresh ideas and new energy. We want to say a huge thank you to the founding members who contributed invaluable time, energy, sweat, and leadership. They have been crucial to our […]

Olathe Students Refurbish Bicycles for Neighbors in Need

By Laura Steele, Education & Outreach Coordinator A crash course (minus the crashing!) in bicycle maintenance helped 4th and 5th graders at Green Springs Elementary in Olathe piece together a knowledge of bike mechanics they quickly put to good use. After seven weeks of after-school instruction, students helped repair eight previously owned bikes for donation […]

UMB Volunteers Give Back at BikeWalkKC

By Glen Rumbaugh, Education Operations Coordinator UMB Bank not only allows but encourages their team members to volunteer time helping nonprofit organizations like BikeWalkKC.  To celebrate Bike Month, on Tuesday, May 16th, seven energetic and enthusiastic volunteers from UMB came to our office to assist with our twice-a-year BLAST bicycle fleet maintenance checks. We now have 128 BLAST […]

BikeWalkKC Forms Community Green Commute Challenge Team

BikeWalkKC has joined this year’s Green Commute Challenge, and we want YOU to join our team! The Green Commute Challenge runs for 12 weeks (during the height of the ozone season), and all we ask is that you  choose alternatives to driving alone whenever possible — carpool, bus, streetcar, vanpool, cycling, walking and telecommuting. Yes, […]

Mobank Sponsors New Kansas City BCycle 2.0 Fleet

BikeWalkKC is pleased to announce that Mobank will serve as the sponsor of our Kansas City BCycle 2.0 bike fleet. These lighter, new bikes in high-visibility “Mobank orange” feature front and rear integrated lights, an all-weather saddle, three-speed shifting, comfort and control for riders of all sizes, hardcase all-weather tires, internal cable routing and drivetrain. A […]

BLAST Pilot for Burke 3rd Graders

This semester, Burke Elementary School (Hickman Mills School District) and BikeWalkKC partnered up to deliver our first-ever 3rd grade version of the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program! Our education team drafted a four-session program specifically designed for 3rd graders, with the goal of preparing them for our full BLAST curriculum in the future. […]

April 2017 News & Events

  Vote “YES” on 1-2-3, April 4 Kansas City, MO voters will decide tomorrow, April 4th, on investments to repair and rebuild city infrastructure and public buildings via a package of three General Obligation (G.O.) Bonds totaling $800 million. Among those investments are ground-breaking opportunities to improve walking and biking over the next twenty years. […]

Serve on the BikeWalkKC Board of Directors

BikeWalkKC’s Board of Directors is looking for people with a passion for making Greater Kansas City a safer and more welcoming place for people who walk and bike. The Board Nominating Committee is searching for director candidates with strong leadership skills and experience in helping nonprofit organizations execute strategy and development plans. The organization has […]

New Belgium Tour de Fat is coming to KC on August 12th

We are excited for the news that New Belgium’s Tour de Fat event is expanding this year to include Kansas City! Click here to read New Belgium’s Press Release. Grab your tickets and start planning for the Kansas City Tour de Fat on August 12, 2017! Expect to experience the unexpected. We’re bringing the party […]