The fall semester is upon us, which means BikeWalkKC youth instructors are busy providing BLAST, Earn-a-Bike, and Youth Ambassadors/Bike Club training throughout the Kansas City area. We are excited to welcome aboard six new Youth Education Instructors to help expand our reach to more schools across the region. Kids in 15 elementary and high schools across seven districts are learning fundamental skills that will allow them to grow as cyclists and active members in their neighborhoods. Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops around KC are also participating in safety education to achieve merit badges in bicycling. Overall, BikeWalkKC anticipates reaching 2,000 kids with our youth programs this fall!
We have also been assisting Kansas City Public School’s East High School to begin their second year of Bike Club. In this after-school club, high schoolers are seeing the potential of transportation that a bike can bring them in our city. By learning advanced commuting techniques like lane positioning and group riding etiquette, these young adults are taking the first steps towards becoming confident cyclists in our city.
Keep checking in with us to see where our educational ambitions take us this fall. We welcome anyone who is curious about our programs to observe a class and ride with us! Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Finally, don’t forget that Wednesday, October 5 is International Walk to School Day. Be sure your school is registered!
BikeWalkKC is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure children and families have healthy, active lives. We hope you will consider DONATING TODAY to support the continuation of our great programming in Kansas City-area schools. Your contribution makes an impact in a child’s life by teaching them bike safety and breaking down the barriers to riding a bike.