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  • Walking to Useful Places Is About to (Slowly) Become Safer and More Convenient In KCMO

    The KCMO Parks Board recently advanced a measure that would place stricter design guidelines on development on or near the City’s Boulevards and Parkways. The next stop for this development code update is the City Plan Commission (CPC) where commissioners will decide if the draft is ready for City Council to review. A really exciting […]

  • We need your used youth and adult bikes for our Earn-a-Bike program

    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!

  • Overland Park City Council funds first phase of city’s new bike network

    20 miles of on-street bike lanes and other facilities are coming 2015 after the City Council committed $250,000 to being implementing the new bike plan.

  • KCMO Parks Board Is Set to Vote on New Boulevards and Parkways Standards

    Earlier this year, the KCMO Parks and Recreation Department began a public planning process to update standards for new development along the boulevards and parkways. These updates will lay out requirements for how new buildings look as well as how people access them from the street. The design of buildings has a significant impact on neighborhood […]

  • Bike to Boulevardia and celebrate a local nation rich in beer, food, music, and beer

    Bike to the front gates of Boulevardia! Skip the parking hassles and long walk through the West Bottoms by using our free Valet Bike Parking! Your bike will be safe and sound while you enjoy local food, music, and beer.

  • Volunteer for Valet Bike Parking this summer

    Help us encourage more people to bike this summer by joining our Bike Valet Team and volunteering at a great events around Kansas City!

  • June Events and News

    Handlebar Happy Hours this summer Join us for our upcoming Handlebar Happy Hours in June and July! We’re headed south and east to show some love for Johnson County and Eastern Jackson County. June 17th: Royals Tailgate Party at the Trek Store of Independence Meet new store manager Michelle Schmiedeler and enjoy some hot dogs […]

  • Women’s Ride for National Trails Day

      UPDATE. Due to flooding in the trail, this ride will now be held at the Downtown Airport. Join us for a #WomenBikeKC event on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 6, to celebrate women on bikes and our region’s excellent trails system. This ride is part of BikeWalkKC’s Women Bike KC initiative, which is all […]

  • Bike month wrap-up and upcoming events

    Bike Month 2015 was another big success! Some of the great events this month included a Bike-In movie with The Goonies, biking to school with Congressman Cleaver, bike commuter rest stops along local trails, and lots of races, rides, and bike rodeos across the metro area. As the month winds down, be sure to share […]

  • Mayor Holland’s listening tour of Wyandotte County

    KCK Mayor Mark Holland is heading out on a listening tour of the community, stopping at several locations to hear from residents about concerns, questions, and ideas. This is a great opportunity to talk with the Mayor about improving walking and biking in KCK. Mayor Mark Holland’s Listening Tour May 26: Northwest Middle School (5:30 […]

  • KCMO Public Works publishes results of Road Diet study

    The City of KCMO has identified forty-six streets as good candidates for road diets – an idea that re-purposes underutilized roadway space to create places for people to walk and bike. The first road diet is already scheduled for this year. Video of the April 2nd Public Works presentation to the City Council’s Transportation and […]

  • BikeWalkKC is looking for a Community Outreach Summer Intern

    We are looking for an awesome summer intern to work on a new public health and planning project Johnson County, KS. If you are graduate student or recent graduate in planning, public affairs, public health, or a related field, this will be a great opportunity! You will get real-world experience in community-based planning to improve […]

  • Bike to School Day at Whittier Elementary School

    On May 6th schools around the metro area celebrated Bike to School Day. The BikeWalkKC team celebrated at Whittier Elementary School in the Old Northeast. Thirty students biked to school at Whittier, and were joined by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Superintendent Stephen Green, and Mac from the Missouri Mavericks. Big thinks to all […]

  • May 2015 Newsletter

    May is Bike Month! Welcome to Kansas City Bike Month 2015! We’re excited to once again encourage new and experienced riders alike to have fun during May. In addition to BikeWalkKC favorites like Bike to Work Week, Bike to School Day, Tour de Bier, New Belgium Clips Film Tour, our community partners are hosting even […]

  • Kristen Jeffers Joins BikeWalkKC as Communications and Membership Manager

    BikeWalkKC is excited to welcome Kristen Jeffers as our new Communications and Membership Manager. Her role at BikeWalkKC and Kansas City B-cycle will include leading efforts to share our story with the world, increase our engagement in the community, and grow our membership base. Kristen is an emerging leader in the national urban planning and […]