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Pedal into 2018 with these local New Year’s Day rides

Update: Due to the record low temps forecast for New Years Day, these rides are being rescheduled. Please follow the link to each event for the latest information. There are two ways to approach the decadence of the holiday season: You can stuff yourself with latkes and turkey and cookies and champagne and Uncle Jeremiah’s […]

Complete Streets are a reason to #FeelGoodFriday!

by Michael Kelley, Policy Coordinator Well, it took a three-hour session, two trips to City Hall, and one wooden bow tie, but… KCMO is getting Complete Streets! Yesterday, the Complete Streets ordinance came up for a vote before the City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and passed, which we were expecting. The ordinance was co-sponsored […]

An Intern Wears Many Hats: A Pryor Leadership Fellow Looks Back

Blair Sundhausen, a senior at William Jewell this year, joined the education team this fall as a Pryor Leadership Fellow. We were thrilled to have Blair join us, learn about BikeWalkKC, and help with the delivery of the education programs! Blair shares her experience as a fellow in this blog post: “Being a student in […]

Women Bike KC Celebrates Sisterhood in 2017

The Women Bike KC initiative is a product of women who want their sisters to feel confident, safe, and empowered to ride. It was launched in 2014 when BikeWalkKC hosted our very first Kansas City Women’s Bike Summit, and has grown into a year-round, multi-faceted effort to get more women and girls on bikes. “We […]

Complete Streets Ordinance Heading to City Council

Download our Complete KC Info Sheet! The recent passage of the ballot measure to build a new terminal for KCI has already brought a number of benefits to the City of Fountains. In addition to demonstrating that our city can come together for an important cause, it is a prime example of the next chapter in […]

Happy Thanksgiving from BikeWalkKC!

All of us at BikeWalkKC are grateful for YOU: the members, supporters, advocates, volunteers, and champions for making the Kansas City region a place for people to build a culture of active living. In the spirit of the season, we asked our staff what else they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here are some of […]

Fall Highlights from BikeWalkKC’s Education Team

by Maggie Priesmeyer, Director of Programs We are SUPER proud of our education team and all of their hard work over the last few months! We want to share some of our favorite highlights from this fall. Youth Education Once again, youth education programs engaged a record number of students across 10 schools in Missouri […]

BikeWalkKC opposes privatizing Westport streets and sidewalks

This week City Hall is again considering a proposal from Westport bar owners to privatize streets and sidewalks in the neighborhood. BikeWalkKC is opposing this plan because it is contrary to our mission of redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. It undermines many city plans to make […]

BikeWalkKC receives Aetna Foundation Grant

Partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to improve community health in Northeast KCMO BikeWalkKC has been selected as a grantee in the Aetna Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities program and was awarded a $75,000 community grant to work in partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to implement evidence-based youth education programming and hands-on built environment interventions […]

November 2017 Newsletter

Events & Happenings in November (and beyond!) Fall is here, and we’ve got lots of great events and activities planned: TOMORROW, Wednesday, Oct. 31 is our Halloween Commuter Coffee Stop, “no tricks, just treats!” Join us at the intersection of Armour & Gillham between 7:30-9:00am for FREE Lamar’s donuts and Mother Earth Coffee. Show up in costume and […]