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BikeWalkKC is a leader in improving walking and bicycling in greater Kansas City. Our educational, professional development, and consulting services empower citizens, communities, and professional for excellence in advocating, planning, and engineering for better walking and bicycling.


Smart Trips 

Lunch and Learn
This session fits perfectly into the workplace lunch hour. We discuss bike, pedestrian, and driver safety to help employees explore new transportation options. Our expert staff will tailor this class to fit your needs and interests. To top this off, we will come to you!

Maintain Your Ride
A series of hands-on workshops equips the casual rider with the skills and confidence to repair their own bikes. Sign up for the whole series or pick individual sessions. Topics may include:

  • Fix-A-Flat: Tires, tubes, tape
  • Drivetrain: Chain, cassette removal, cleaning and lubingDerailleurs: cable tension, limit screws
  • Brakes: cable tension, brake pad adjustment and replacement
  • Wheel Truing: spoke tension concepts and practice

Confident City Cycling
KC’s most comprehensive adult bike training. Participants will learn new concepts for navigating streets and build practical handlings skills necessary for city riding. The course culminates with an on- street ride to use new skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Women Only
Do you want to be a bike commuter, but have some questions that need answered? Do you want to learn how to fix up your bike? How to wear bike shorts
or a dress when riding? This clinic, designed and taught by women, will encourage women to bike for transportation while still maintaining a sense of individual style. The program also touches on basic bicycle maintenance, flat repair, traffic skills, and safe and confident city riding.


Youth Education

Youth Ambassador
This multifaceted approach to advocacy creates a skill-building experience for young people. A 15- week program empowers youth to take the lead on community improvement by discovering real-life infrastructure problems and mapping out solutions. The Youth Ambassadors will help lead community meetings, process public survey data, and help draft neighborhood plans with the goal of gaining community and government support for their proposed solutions.

Earn-A-Bike
Students learn basic bicycle mechanics, advocacy, and safety skills with weekly projects. A small class allows for individual instructor training to ensure understanding of the concepts. Students are tested based on their knowledge of the subjects through various worksheets and quizzes. With successful completion of the program, students receive a bicycle they helped to create.

BLAST Bicycle Lesson And Safety Training
This unique opportunity encourages 4th-8th graders to bike safely, engage in physical activity, and learn valuable traffic skills. BLAST instills confidence, safety, and skills in young bicyclists through active learning and real-life traffic scenarios. The benefits of this program extend far beyond the bike. Kids who ride safe grow up to drive safe — this class benefits everyone. Learn more about BLAST.


Professional Development 

Bike Transportation Planning
Transportation professionals and government staff gain a better understanding of modern bicycle infrastructure while earning continuing education credits. Led by a nationally certified bicycle instructor and a certified transportation professional, this workshop accelerates and equips engineers, planners, and other professionals with the knowledge and tools to implement best practices in safe and effective bicycle facilities.

Advocacy Workshop
Community leaders and neighborhood groups are the best advocates for local improvements. This workshop catalyzes neighbors into action around  one or two particular projects of their choosing. By the end of the program participants develop a timeline for their projects, identify funding sources, map out effective strategies, and develop their case statements.

Safe Routes to School Training
Facilitated by a nationally certified Safe Routes to School trainer, this lively workshop provides an overview of the need for safer neighborhoods to encourage more students to walk and bike to school. The program gives parents, school officials, and community leaders effective strategies to identify problems and act on solutions.

Neighborhood and School Travel Planning
We help community leaders, residents and parents develop action plans to improve the safety of walking, biking, and student travel in neighborhoods around schools. Resident input is a key component in these plans, as well as survey data, public meetings, and built environment assessments, which shape all aspects of the final plan. No plan is successful without implementation. Public workshops and trainings are key to ensuring implementation of the final plan.

Request-a-class for your school, business, club, or church, or association.

Download our Education Brochure for more information.

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