by Maggie Priesmeyer, Director of Programs We are SUPER proud of our education team and all of their hard work over the last few months! We want to share some of our favorite highlights from this fall. Youth Education Once again, youth education programs engaged a record number of students across 10 schools in Missouri […]
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 […]
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 […]
This summer we partnered with Rodgers Health to bring our Youth Education programs to kids at two KC Housing Authority communities in the Old Northeast area. 25 kids participated in Earn-a-Bike and BLAST (Bike Lesson And Safety Training). We are excited about the opportunities this new partnership provides BikeWalkKC to begin measuring the health outcomes […]
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 […]
Do you remember spending childhood summers biking around your home town? Exploring the neighborhood? Meeting friends? We need your help to make sure more local kids have the same great biking summer this year!