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  • Join or Renew in August and Receive a Cool Bike Gift

    This month we want to give you something cool to get you through the hot end of summer. Become a new or renewing member of BikeWalkKC and receive your choice of these three great bike items – a custom bike poster, our popular I Bike KC t-shirt, or the 2014 Tweed Ride poster hand crafted by a local artist.

  • Job Opening: Youth Bicycle Education Instructor

    Posted July 28th, 2015. BikeWalkKC is hiring part-time, seasonal instructors for our youth education programs during the upcoming school year. If you have a passion for bicycling, want to make a positive impact on children’s lives, be an excellent role model, and work with a great team of people, then we want to hear from […]

  • Attend an upcoming open house to learn more about the Route 92 Leavenworth Bridge replacement

    Your advocacy helped ensure a safe place to walk and bike across the Missouri River at Leavenworth. Here is an opportunity to hear the latest news on the project.

  • Open House for Cliff Drive Connector Trail

    Learn about the latest plans for a trail connecting Downtown with the Old Northeast. Your support and action has helped us improve this project, and the upcoming open house is an important milestone.

  • Register for the Women’s Summit. Join Us for Some Pre-Summit Events Too

    Present at the Women’s Bike Summit We are very excited to have Ren Barger of Tulsa Hub as our lunch keynote speaker! We are also excited to have you present a session as well. Check out the topics we need expertise on and submit an application to speak by July 31. Register for the Women’s […]

  • New crosswalk crew and city policy is making intersections safer

    Kansas City’s new Crosswalk Crew is hard at work this summer updating intersections with fresh paint and upgrading them to the highly visible “ladder” and “continental” style crosswalks. We applaud the City Manager’s Office, the Public Works Department, Mayor, and City Council for prioritizing crosswalks in the City budget and making much-needed investments in better crosswalks.

  • 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 […]