June Events and News

Handlebar Happy Hours this summer

Handlebar Happy HourJoin 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 and drinks on you way to the Royals game. Details…
June 23rd: Lone Elm Tap Room at Whole Foods in Olathe
Check out KC’s newest Whole Foods and enjoy some local craft beers at the unique tap room inside the store! Details…
July 14th: Rock & Brews Overland Park
Where: 5701 W. 135th Street (135th & Nall), Overland Park, KS 66223
When: Tuesday, July 14, 6 p.m.Bring your bike with you to July’s HHH at Rock and Brews Overland Park to ride with the Rock and Brews Cruise! This all-level, no-drop ride leaves the restaurant around 6:20 to log a few miles before kicking back with food and drink specials.

Get Your Helmets Ready! BLAST is Rolling into Summer School.


After another successful spring semester, teaching over 500 students bicycle safety and almost 20 students how to ride a bike for the first time, BLAST rolls into its busiest summer season yet. Thanks to the efforts of BikeWalkKC’s Safe Routes program in the Kansas City Public School District, you will see BLAST in 6 KCPS schools this summer!

We are excited that the two programs are so closely aligned and influencing each other. A recent Safe Routes to School national research review conducted by Active Living Research in May 2015 found the following results:

-Actively commuting to and from school could improve mental and physical health

-SRTS has increased the number of students who walk or bike to and from school

-Unsafe routes make it harder for students to walk or bike to and from school. SRTS has made it safer for students to walk or bike to/from school.

-SRTS can lower health care and transportation costs for school districts and families.

BikeWalkKC believes that through our youth education programs like BLAST and our Safe Routes to School work, we can positively impact the lives of students in KCPS and all across the Kansas City region. We have already seen a shift in some of our target schools with more students walking and biking to school. We hope to continue the momentum through BLAST classes this summer, so hop on your bike and join the ride!

Don’t Forget to Vote in the KCMO Council Elections on June 23!

Bike Walk Vote

Kansas City, Missouri City Council elections are fast-approaching on June 23. BikeWalkKC and the Regional Transit Alliance hosted a candidate forum on May 11 to provide a platform for  voters to hear where different candidates stand on issues related to walking, biking and transit. If you couldn’t be with us on in person, you can still watch the full candidate forum online.

Kansas City B-cycle

Bike Share is expanding — again!

Good news, everyone! This Summer, Kansas City B-Cycle will expand again. Phase 3 will add B-stations at 18th & Vine, Union Hill, Martini Corner, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and along the Trolley Track Trail in Brookside and Waldo. Together with the Westport and Country Club Plaza stations added last October, we are growing to 27 B-stations,  just a few stations shy of world domination.


BikeWalkKC in the Media

staff-04kristenjeffersEric Rogers was featured on KCUR Central Standard’s annual bike show.  Also, the Alliance for Biking and Walking profiled Kristen Jeffers.

Invest in better walking and biking with a monthly donation to BikeWalkKC

BikeWalkKC’s dedicated team of advocates and educators work hard to build bike culture like you’ve seen this month. We rely on your support to fight for more bike lanes, sidewalks, and trails. Becoming a member of BikeWalkKC or making an extra donation is a direct investment in better places to walk and bike.

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