• KCMO Councilman Jermaine Reed rides with our East High School Bike Club

    Councilman Jermaine Reed (3rd District) recently joined the students in our East High School Bike Club on a fun bike ride to the 18th & Vine Jazz District. The kids had a great time meeting a city leader and talking with him about how to make take it safer for the students walk and bike […]

  • October 2016 Newsletter

      Halloween Ride + Taps: Oct. 29 Benefitting BikeWalkKC Join us at Bier Station on Saturday, Oct. 29 for the final Bier Station/Family Bicycles/New Belgium Brewing bike ride of the year. We’ll start with a family-friendly, short bike ride (costumes encouraged!) at 10:15 a.m. and stay to enjoy some delicious food and drink. Proceeds from select New […]

  • Rodgers Health Partnership Expands to Adults

    Glen Rumbaugh, BikeWalkKC’s Education Operations Coordinator, recently led an adult Earn-A-Bike session with residents of the Chouteau Housing court, made possible through our collaboration with Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center. Here, Glen tells us about the experience: I love bikes. As children, bikes gave us wings – it was as close to flying as most of […]

  • Record Numbers Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

    Thousands of students, parents, families, and educators across the Kansas City region walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as part of International Walk to School Day organized by BikeWalkKC, MARC, and KCHealthyKids. A record 91 schools in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas participated this year, up from 66 schools in 2015 (a 38% increase). […]

  • Cycletrack to be first phase of North Kansas City’s Complete Streets makeover for Burlington Road

    The City of North Kansas City has a brand new Complete Streets vision for Burlington Road to make a greener, more welcoming place for all modes of transportation, future redevelopment, the quality of life for NKC residents. Improvements will include enhanced transit stops, landscaping, and stormwater runoff and retention improvements. NKC is on track to build […]

  • Overland Park making great progress on new bike master plan

    Last year Overland Park created one of the region’s most ambitious bike plans, and since then the city is moving rapidly to begin implementing the plan. We recently checked in with City Traffic Engineer Brian Shields for an update on the construction of on-street bike routes in Overland Park. Bike Lanes The big news is […]

  • Kansas City’s first bike-specific traffic signal

    KCMO Public Works recently installed the city’s first bike traffic signal at 11th and Main Downtown, and is hosting a public demo Friday morning at 10:00 am. Bike signals are increasingly common in the US as a way to give cyclists a separate phase in the traffic lights at intersections. KC’s first bike signal is […]

  • BikeWalkKC Goes Back to School

    The fall semester is upon us, which means BikeWalkKC youth instructors are busy providing BLAST, Earn-a-Bike, and Youth Ambassadors/Bike Club training throughout the Kansas City area.  We are excited to welcome aboard six new Youth Education Instructors to help expand our reach to more schools across the region.  Kids in 15 elementary and high schools across seven […]

  • KCMO City Council Unanimously Adopts New Sidewalk Closure Policy

    Earlier this year we posted a couple of articles on the city’s progress toward policy that requires walkway access during construction. We are happy to report that KCMO City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will include the changes we discussed in an earlier post (shown in its entirety below). So you know what to […]

  • September Newsletter

    3rd Annual KC Women’s Bike Summit on Saturday After a great HamBINGO warm-up event last week, where many of you helped us raise almost $2,000 for the #womenbikekc initiative, we are excited for Saturday’s KC Women’s Bike Summit. This year we move to a new venue and add new group ride options. Pre-register online today, and […]

  • Give your feedback on KCMO’s Bike Friendly Community application

    Kansas City, MO recently applied to be re-instated as a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community. Now the League of American Bicyclists wants to hear from local residents on how bike friendly you think the city is. There is a short 5 minute survey you can fill out to share your opinion and provide any feedback that you […]

  • BikeWalkKC Collaborates with Rodgers Health to Teach Kids Bike Safety

    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 […]

  • Karen Campbell joins the team as our Development and Communications Director

    BikeWalkKC welcomes Karen Campbell as our new Development and Communications Director. Karen will lead our fund development, membership, and communications/marketing efforts to support BikeWalkKC’s mission to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. “I am excited to join the BikeWalkKC team! I look forward to working with the staff, board, funders, […]

  • Hope Faith Ministries Earn-a-Bike participants find independence on a bike

    In a new partnership this summer with Hope Faith Ministries, a day center that provides services for homeless and impoverished men, women and children in Kansas City, BikeWalkKC offered a six-week adult Earn-A-Bike course. Lessons included discussions of barriers to riding in downtown KC (specifically in the Paseo West area), a Rules of the Road […]

  • August 2016 News and Events

    Early Registration Ends Sunday Get on your bike and explore KC’s musical heritage on August 20th. Hear local jazz at every rest stop, after party at Blue Room, and three routes to choose from – including a family-friendly guided tour. Register Now! Prices go up on Monday –   KC Women’s Bike Summit Registration Now Open […]