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Advancing Partnerships in Johnson County

By Laura Steele, Education Outreach Coordinator Earlier this month, BikeWalkKC and the Mission Sustainability Commission, with support from LiveWell Johnson County, provided a special nine-hour Confident City Cycling series for area residents. The classes were held at the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center and consisted of three hours of classroom-style education and then six hours of […]

Transitions on the BikeWalkKC Board of Directors

2017 is a year of change on the BikeWalkKC board as several of our founding board members reach their six-year term limits and new members bring in fresh ideas and new energy. We want to say a huge thank you to the founding members who contributed invaluable time, energy, sweat, and leadership. They have been crucial to our […]

Olathe Students Refurbish Bicycles for Neighbors in Need

By Laura Steele, Education & Outreach Coordinator A crash course (minus the crashing!) in bicycle maintenance helped 4th and 5th graders at Green Springs Elementary in Olathe piece together a knowledge of bike mechanics they quickly put to good use. After seven weeks of after-school instruction, students helped repair eight previously owned bikes for donation […]

UMB Volunteers Give Back at BikeWalkKC

By Glen Rumbaugh, Education Operations Coordinator UMB Bank not only allows but encourages their team members to volunteer time helping nonprofit organizations like BikeWalkKC.  To celebrate Bike Month, on Tuesday, May 16th, seven energetic and enthusiastic volunteers from UMB came to our office to assist with our twice-a-year BLAST bicycle fleet maintenance checks. We now have 128 BLAST […]