Nov. 2016 News & Events

 

FREE RIDES on Election Day

In an effort to make it as easy as possible for all to get to the polls on election day, we are offering free bike share rentals on November 8. Simply use the code 11816 at any of the 30 stations across the city for a complimentary 30-minute rental. Note that the Kansas City Area Transit Authority is also providing free fares on all RideKC routes, with their partners in Johnson County, Independence, and KCK. Let nothing keep you from the polls this year: ride free and vote!


Handlebar Happy Hour & Bike Drive: Nov. 10 at The Bar

The City of Mission and BikeWalkKC are holding a bike drive and Handlebar Happy Hour on Thursday, Nov. 10 at The Bar on Johnson Drive from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We will collect your gently used adult bikes that will be cleaned and repaired, and either given to the City’s adopted families at the holidays, or used through BikeWalkKC’s Earn-A-Bike program. Donations are tax-deductible. All are welcome: experienced cyclists, people curious about bike riding in the city, Mission residents, and those from around the region. We’ll talk cycling, circulate a sign-up sheet for those interested in connecting with other area cyclists, and just have a good time! Bike parking will be available. Check our events page for more details.


Your Input Needed: North Kansas City Bike Share

Do you live, work, or visit the City of North Kansas City? We need your input on November 17. Three new Bike Share stations will be installed there next year, and the city seeks your input about where you ride and your ideas about station locations. These will be the first stations to be installed north of the river.

The Open House will be held between 4:00-6:30 p.m. at the North Kansas City YMCA. Click here for more information.

 


Roeland Park Bikes, Walks, and Plans for the Future

The City of Roeland Park is making great strides toward more walkable and bike-able streets this year. Through participation in Walk to School Day and BikeWalkKC’s Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST), more than 300 Roesland Elementary school children are learning to incorporate biking and walking into their daily lives. And Roeland Park’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Ad Hoc Committee recently completed a comprehensive report with recommended infrastructure improvements for the future. We congratulate Roeland Park city officials, residents, and the Shawnee Mission School District for these accomplishments, and look forward to continuing to support their efforts in 2017 and beyond. Click here to read more.

BLAST programming in action at Roesland Elementary


Join or Renew Your Membership

BikeWalkKC is a member-supported nonprofit and we rely on individuals like you to help us fight for your rights at City Hall, raise motorists’ awareness, educate the next generation, and make KC a better place to walk, bike, live, work, and play. Please join, renew, or make a donation today.

 

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