BikeWalkKC’s Education Programs Update

By Karl Kraemer, BikeWalkKC Education Operations Coordinator

What’s New! Youth Education:

Summer seems to be flying by, and BikeWalkKC’s education crew is preparing for a sixth season of youth education programming in schools. August and September are already full for our popular BLAST program, with an anticipated 900 students participating spanning third through sixth graders.

  • We are excited to be piloting a K-2 pedestrian curriculum this fall to give younger students education about safety crossing the street, and rules of the road.
  • We’ve expanded modules in our popular BLAST program, to include a Pre-BLAST program for 3rd and 4th graders learning how to ride, and a BLAST 2.0 program for older elementary and advanced riders.
  • This semester we will be bringing our curriculum to the Independence School District for the first time at  Santa Fe Trail Elementary! We
  • We’ll be expanding to more schools in Olathe, the Shawnee Mission School District, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, and North Kansas City Schools.
  • Students at St. Agnes Catholic School  will participate in our Earn-A-Bike and Active Ambassadors programs.

Interested in becoming a BikeWalkKC Instructor? The Education team is looking for a few additional instructors to help with fall classes and outreach activities. Please send resumes to if you want to learn more!

Adult Education

Maintain Your Ride Summer Edition: Your Bike Is Hot, Too!

  • It’s summertime, and whether you’ve been riding or not, your bike needs some love! Spend an evening in BikeWalkKC’s air-conditioned shop, learning bicycle maintenance from our education staff and getting hands-on experience with tuning up your own bike.
  • Thursday, August 10th, 6pm – 8:30 pm at BWKC’s office located at 3269 Gillham Rd.

Confident City Cycling

  • BikeWalkKC’s popular Confident City Cycling series returns for its third installment in 2017. Join us on Tuesday evenings in August for a safe and supportive place to learn bike handling skills, rules of the road, and other tips and tricks – all skill levels are welcome.
  • Learn new concepts for navigating streets and build practical bike handling skills necessary for city riding. This intensive series teaches safety knowledge and bike handling skills, culminating with a group bike ride in a safe and supporting environment.
  • Tuesdays, August 15, 22, and 29 from 6pm – 8:30 pm at BWKC’s office located at 3269 Gillham Rd.

Keep up with our calendar, and add your own activities, at

Have questions or want to learn more about our Education programs? Contact us at

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