August 2016 News and Events

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Early Registration Ends Sunday

Get on your bike and explore KC’s musical heritage on August 20th. Hear local jazz at every rest stop, after party at Blue Room, and three routes to choose from – including a family-friendly guided tour.

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Prices go up on Monday –


KC Women’s Bike Summit Registration Now Open

Women Bike KC LogoReturning for the third year on September 10th. We want you and all of your friends to feel comfortable getting on a bicycle in whatever way you want to get on a bicycle. We also want to encourage more women to participate in their communities as riders and leaders, and bring the nationwide momentum of more women on bikes to Kansas City.

Registration is now open at

Also taking applications for speakers and vendors/exhibitors.

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First Friday Art Show on August 5th

Support Kansas City B-cycle and experience a unique art show that celebrates human movement. All proceeds will help us maintain and grow our bike share program’s 28 stations and 160 bikes.

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main Street in Union Hill.

Details and RSVP at

Transportation Camp Midwest on August 13th

TransporationCampMidwest-bannerTransportationCamp is an unconference bringing together transportation professionals, technologists, academics, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology. BikeWalkKC will be there talking about innovations in bike/ped transportation and technology. Get your transpo geek on and join us on the 13th. Register for Transportation Camp Midwest.

bikemaintenanceLearn to bike confidently and comfortably

This month we have three great classes that will help you bike more confidently, comfortably, and safely – two of the especially for the Women Bike KC community.

  • August 3rd: Maintain Your Ride – Learn about the tools, tips, and ricks to keep your bike running cool all summer long.
  • August 11th: Women Only Confident City Cycling – Learn new concepts for navigating streets and build practical bike handling skills necessary for city riding. Thursday evenings in August.
  • August 13th: Women Bike KC Trailer Workshop – Transform your regular bike trailer into cargo-hauling machine.

Lawrence Schools take BikeWalkKC’s BLAST curriculum city-wide

BikeWalkKC Education Outreach Coordinator, Laura, and East teacher, Mr. Patrick Brier, coaching a student on hazard maneuvers.

This spring we spent a month in Lawrence conducting a trial of our BLAST Kids on Bikes program a four elementary schools in partnership with the Lawrence Health Department. Now the school district is making the program a permanent of the PE program and bringing bike education to all Lawrence elementary schools.

Since 2012 our Youth Education programs have served over 7,500 kids in dozens of schools across the KC metro area. Now we are excited to see the Lawrence community come together to bring the benefits of school-based bike education to another city. Read more…

Operation Breakthrough’s Leadership Class Visits BikeWalkKC

Another new venue for bike education this summer is Operation Breakthrough, an early education and social services agency serving 400 children a day from the urban core. We’ve been spending the summer offering BLAST Kids on Bikes classes to many of Operation Breakthrough’s students. The leadership class of older students biked over to the BikeWalkKC office to visit our staff and see the Kansas City B-cycle bike share shop. Read more…

Operation Breakthrough Visit


Screenshot 2016-07-28 14.19.50Share Your Event on the new Community Calendar

The BikeWalkKC web site has a brand new calendar with plenty of space for YOUR biking and walking events. Help us build a community of active living by sharing all of the great events happening around KC. The calendar is available to any local nonprofit organization and to companies with an active Business Membership to BikeWalkKC.


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