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  • Operation Breakthrough’s Leadership Class visits BikeWalkKC

    This summer we’ve been partnering with Operation Breakthrough to bring our Youth Education program to their students. Their Leadership class has been learning about bike safety and handling skills, bike maintenance, active transportation advocacy, and walkability audits. This morning they celebrated their hard work with a group ride to visit the BikeWalkKC office for ice cream and […]

  • Lawrence schools to adopt BLAST curriculum district-wide, purchase fleet of bicycles

    Lawrence school district will adopt BikeWalkKC’s Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program and invest in a bike fleet to bring bike safety education and safe routes to school programming to the school district in the 2016-17 school year. The Lawrence Health Department brought BikeWalkKC in during the Spring 2016 to pilot BLAST at four schools. It was very successful and we […]

  • A pedestrian and a bicyclist killed in overnight crashes

    We are very sad about two overnight crashes that claimed the lives both a pedestrian and a cyclist. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of both people. At this time there is little information available from law enforcement. KC Star: Hit and run driver kills KC pedestrian at 18th and Prospect KCTV-5: Bicyclist […]

  • Earn-A-Bike Students get two cool treats: a bicycle and ice cream

    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 […]

  • Help us build our community calendar

    Add your event to our new Community Calendar! We’ve improved our online community calendar to allow individuals to add their own walking and cycling events. Our BikeWalkKC community is quickly growing! Now community members can add their walks and bike rides to our calendar for an easy overview of what’s happening metro-wide. Whether you want more […]

  • The Star publishes two perspectives on the region’s bike progress

    This week the Kansas City Star offers two views on the region’s progress to improve biking. First, the Northland and Johnson County editions feature several local cyclists, several options for folks to join a group ride or neighborhood bike community, and some promising progress in cities like Shawnee and North Kansas City. 816 North and […]

  • Women Bike KC Summer Events and News

    BikeWalkKC and our community partners have several #womenbikekc events this summer, leading up to the 3rd KC Women’s Bike Summit on September 10th

  • Another setback for Grand Boulevard and Downtown Bike Network

    One more challenge for the centerpiece of the city’s future bike network, but also an opportunity to try new strategies for picking up the pace of bike/ped progress in Kansas City.

  • A Banner Year for Our Education Programs (So far…)

    Spring 2016 has seen BikeWalkKC’s Youth Education team working double time delivering our most popular youth program, BLAST. From 2015 to 2016 our number of schools increased from 7 to 16 and the number of students more than doubled from 579 to over 1200! Our 2016 Summer programming is just as loaded, as we are […]

  • Mayor Holland’s update on biking and walking progress in Wyandotte County

    Mayor Mark Holland recently provided this update on progress in Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte. Several exciting things are happening in the community that support Mayor Holland’s goal improving the health of KCK by getting people moving. More on-street bike lanes coming to 10th and 12th Streets Celebration of the first segment of levee trail […]

  • BikeWalkKC Receives Grant to Create the Active Living Policy Council from Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

    BikeWalkKC  has been awarded a $171,344 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) for the Active Living Policy Council. The Active Living Policy council is another one of our goals on our strategic plan and is geared towards providing more leadership in the underserved areas of Kansas City, along with creating the […]

  • Bike/Ped included in KC’s Smart City Challenge Grant application

    Kansas City is one of seven finalists for a $40 Smart City Challenge Grant from the US Department of Transportation. KC’s application includes many sophisticated strategies to make the region a center of excellence in autonomous vehicle development and other transportation technologies. It also includes some very simple transportation improvements like biking,  walking, and bus […]

  • Kansas City, MO Loses Its Bike Friendly Community Designation

      Last month the League of American Bicyclists released their latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities, and Kansas City, MO was conspicuously absent from the list. KCMO has been a Bronze Bike Friendly Community for several years, and the designation was up for renewal in 2015. According to the League, the City did not submit […]

  • June News and Notes

    Thanks everyone for another successful Bike Month. Now as we move into June and the summer months, join us for some other fun events. New Belgium Clips is June 9th New Belgium Clips is coming up on June 9th–That’s next THURSDAY, at 7:00 p.m. in Theis Park. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS, especially in our box office […]

  • Discount at The Sundry in the Crossroads is Our Newest Membership Benefit

    We are excited to announce that The Sundry in the Crossroads is now offering a discount as part of our greater membership benefits! You can now take 10% off any orders.  You must show your orange BikeWalkKC member card. And for you folks who have joined or renewed in the last few weeks, your cards are on their […]