This spring BikeWalkKC's successful school-based bike skills curriculum has expanded to four new schools in the KCK and North Kansas City school districts, now serving more than 500 fifth graders across the metro area. BLAST (Bicycle Lesson And Safety Training) is our innovative school-based program that brings a fleet of bikes into local elementary schools […]
BLAST (Bicycle Lesson And Safety Training) gives 4th-5th graders the knowledge and skills to bike safely and confidently to school or around the neighborhood.
BLAST paid a visit to the Washington Wheatley neighborhood yesterday to teach bicycle safety and handling skills to fifth, sixth and seventh graders as part of a partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital and FreeWheels for Kids. The three week program is being hosted in conjunction with FreeWheels for Kids’ Earn-a-Bike Program. The program ends with […]
BikeWalkKC and KC Parks are partnering to bring BLAST (Bike Lesson and Safety Training) out of the classroom and into the Southeast Community Center for four weekends this fall. BLAST offers bike skills and bike safety training for youth ages 10-15.
BikeWalkKC’s popular bike skills program for elementary school students is in a record eight schools this fall, returning for another semester in the North Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts. This year BLAST is also expanding to the Raytown School District for the first time. BLAST (Bike Lesson And Safety Training) visits 5th grade […]
Proven program teaches KC Public Schools' fifth and sixth graders safety and handling skills through bicycling; helps school district reduce transportation costs.
BLAST school-based bike education program goes to Park Hill School District Students at Russell Jones Education Center in the Park Hill School District participated in the final BLAST: Kids on Bikes class of the season last week. Russell Jones Education Center is a K-12 school focused on teaching and empowering students with special needs and […]
Over 4,000 kids from 30 elementary schools have graduated from BikeWalkKC’s BLAST program since we started in 2012, and this fall we are excited to bring BLAST to four new schools in the Olathe School District.
We recently met with a group of medical students at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences who participate in Score 1 for Health, a program that provides health screenings and nutritional counseling to 13,000 students and families in urban core elementary schools. The KCU students learned about BikeWalkKC’s work to make biking, walking, […]
Despite a 105+ degree heat index, students at Border Star Montessori left school hot but happy on July 5th. After five weeks of attending BikeWalkKC’s summer Earn-A-Bike program, 11 participants were rewarded with two cool treats: a bicycle and ice cream. Border Star Montessori school, in the Kansas City Public School District, is situated alongside […]