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The 2018 Education Programs report highlights a year of progress

The Education Team accomplished much last year, and you can find the details in the hot-off-the-presses 2018 Annual Education Report. Here are a few highlights:   6,000 students engaged in bicycle education, including BLAST, Earn-A-Bike, and Bike Club.       Wyandotte County now has 22 schools engaged in the WYCO Safe Routes to School […]

5 gifts you can give your neighborhood

By now, most of us have checked all the usual suspects off our lists: slippers for Grandma, books for all the nieces and nephews, and a squeaky toy for the dog. But have you ever considered how to share the holiday spirit with your neighbors? Whether you squeeze it in to your holiday break, or […]

Partnership Profile: AARP

AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons) is a non-profit organization committed to empowering people to choose how to live as they age. Founded in 1958 to offer retired educators financial and health insurance support, the organization’s reach expanded over the decades to include people of all ages and occupations. Their outreach activities grew, as […]

We’re hiring! Bike Share Operations Associate positions now available

Join our team! BikeWalkKC is now hiring Bike Share Operations Associate: BikeWalkKC is seeking part-time, temporary Operations Associates to support our new RideKC electric-assist bike share (RideKC Bike) program, a partnership with Drop Mobility and part of the RideKC family of regional transit providers. We are hiring the field operations team to help build this exciting […]

Donated bikes make all the difference for area families

One of the barriers families find difficult to overcome when they decide to travel by bike is simply owning a bike. Even used bicycles can be expensive! And once you get a bike, you have to maintain it– there are lots of moving parts that need to be kept clean and lubricated, and you can’t get […]

“First of its kind” private-public-nonprofit electric bike share hits Kansas City

BikeWalkKC is pleased to announce a new partnership with RideKC and Drop Mobility, a leading micro-mobility provider to bring shared-use electric assist bicycles to Kansas City. The newly branded RideKC Bike program, powered by Drop Mobility’s hardware and software, launched today with a press conference at RideKC’s headquarters. RideKC and BikeWalkKC are planning a “soft” rollout: a handful of e-bikes are expected […]

BikeWalkKC staff gives thanks

We have had such an excellent year at BikeWalkKC, and are hearts are full of gratitude. A few of our staff members shared their thoughts about what they’re thankful for both in and out of the office:   Karen Campbell – I’m thankful to be surrounded by people (and one elderly dog) who inspire me, […]

A Bike Rack for Anthony

When Anthony Saluto’s family approached us to ask for help in bringing attention to the sentencing of the man who killed him, we worked to spread the word among the metro’s cycling community and spoke out at the hearing alongside his family. We understood, much as they did, that Anthony’s life had meaning and that […]

Strategic planning for active transportation in Kansas

BikeWalkKC and Bike Walk Wichita are leading a new strategic planning project with active transportation and recreation stakeholders across the state of Kansas, with the goal of developing a unified voice for organizations across the state, cultivating an accessible wealth of data and information for all, and strengthening the ability of local organizations to work […]