This summer BikeWalkKC Education Director Eric Bunch taught over 250 Lee’s Summit kids about walking and bicycling safety. Thanks to the Lee’s Summit Greenway News for this recap. Would you like more bicycling and walking education in your community? Contact us to find out how we can help your city be safer for everyone. Bicycle […]
by Eric Bunch, Director of Education. Although I wouldn’t normally classify this type of post as ‘news’, I think we would all agree that Blizzard 2011 was a major news story for most of the country last February. Kansas City found itself buried under more than a foot of snow. So before the inevitble strikes […]
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.
School's out and the kids can't wait to play outside and ride their bikes in the sunshine. Whether biking to the pool or taking an evening spin around the neighborhood, there are a few safety guidelines to keep in mind. Maggie Priesmeyer, Education and Outreach Coordinator, provides some useful tips. 1. Remember your safety […]
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 […]
Last week BikeWalkKC teamed up with Stolen Bikes KC to provide a bike lock clinic at October’s Handlebar Happy Hour at La Bodega to educate people on proper bike locking techniques. We answered a variety of frequently asked questions about avoiding bike theft: What kind of bike lock should I buy? Invest in a good […]
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 […]
BikeWalkKC receives funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to expand SRTS efforts BikeWalkKC has received more than $200,000 in funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to turn a comprehensive, Safe Routes to School pilot project at James Elementary into a full-scale program. We will be working with […]