“PrideKC” promotes safety, diversity, inclusion in public transit

Theresa poses with a bike in front of her bike shopAt the very core of BikeWalkKC’s mission is the idea that everyone deserves to move through their community in safety and comfort, whatever their mode of transportation. We recognize that some populations, including LGBTQIA+ people, are especially vulnerable to factors that negatively affect that freedom of mobility, such as harassment and homelessness. We published a report on Harassment of Vulnerable Road Users in 2015 that later informed a city ordinance against street harassment in Kansas City, Missouri, and we know that the fight for safety and equity is ongoing. As the operators of RideKC Bike, we and the RideKC transit family stand against violence and discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race or religion and celebrate safety, inclusion, and diversity with PrideKC!



Family enjoys Pride cookies at PrideKC Kick-Off Celebration

Speaker addresses crowd at PrideKC

Drag queen Luna Flare with a RideKCBike under a rainbow arch






We kicked off the campaign with a dedication at Union Station, where Mayor Sly James, Miss Gay United States Moltyn Decadence, and others encouraged the crowd to honor and appreciate the diversity that enriches our city. Throughout June and beyond, you can find the rainbow-wrapped KC Streetcar, RideKC Bus, and RideKC Bikes throughout the city, welcoming all passengers.

Nicole poses with her bike

  • Find the full program, including community profiles on our long-time members and friends Theresa Van Ackeren and Nicole Murray; click here to view the PrideKC Program.
  • Participate in PrideKC2019 events, like the upcoming “Going Behind the Scenes with the Queer Eye Film Crew,” at Nara on June 26, in partnership with KC Film.
  • Share your stories using the hashtag, #PrideKC2019.
  • Support safe streets for everyone: join our Advocacy Mailing List and/or purchase PrideKC gear (all proceeds benefit local charities).





Posted in Local, News, Women Bike.