Happy New Year! To kick the year off right, a few of us at BikeWalkKC decided we’d share some of our 2017 resolutions.
- Brandon: having accomplished a lot of goals in 2016 – running a 5K, learning to ski and snowboard, becoming an LCI instructor, working on a Tensies-award-winning experiential film – my only resolution for 2017 is to keep on improving in all aspects of life.
- Vaughan: My new year’s resolution is to ride my bike more and crash less!
- Maggie: Practice mindfulness at work and in my personal life. Continue to build up the great education team at BikeWalkKC. Ride my bike. And… graduate with my MPA in the fall!
- Brendan: I rode just over 4,000 miles for 2016, so I’m going to shoot for 8,000 in 2017. Hopefully with training and races it will be easily attainable!
- Rogers: Take an overnight bike trip on the Katy Trail.
- Laura: I would like to bike with my family as much as possible, as well as get back in single speed shape.
- Bunch: I will be grateful for life’s victories and be a positive force for good in my community.
- Glen: Ride, drink beer …repeat.
- Karl: Attend tryouts for one of KC’s high-level Ultimate Frisbee teams.
- Karen: “Bike the bike”/leave the car at home as much as possible; tackle a 14er hike in Colorado this summer.
Haven’t decided on yours yet? Here are a few ideas:
- Did you know that people who commute by bike lose an average of 15 pounds in their first year of riding? With 30 stations and counting, Bike Share/KC BCycle is an inexpensive, healthy, and easy way to get to where you want to go.
- Kids who walk or bike to school not only develop healthy habits; they burn off energy and arrive at school more focused and ready to learn. Join them on their way to and/or from school!
- Riding with a group is a great way to ha
ve fun, get fit, and enjoy the great scenery around Kansas City. Join us for one of the city’s largest group rides, Tour de Bier, on Sunday, May 14, or get involved with the Women Bike KC initiative.
- Resolved to become more confident about riding and repairing your bike? Look for one of our upcoming Confident City Cycling classes.
- Interested in getting involved in bike/walk advocacy? Learn more about our recommendations for the #GObondKC, sign our petition, join us at City Hall, and get to know your elected officials. You can help shape the future!