Women Bike KC News
Women Bike KC is an initiative of BikeWalkKC that provides education, resources and encouragement to get more women, trans, femme, and non-binary people on bicycles and ultimately participate in our community as riders and leaders. If you missed the latest newsletter, sign up now to receive the next one, and then read on to find bike stories, fall classes, and fun events!
What’s your bike story? We asked guests of the 2018 Women’s Bike Summit that question, and we found a few common themes:
- Friendship is magic: Not a single person came to biking on their own. Each person credited a loved one introducing them to bicycling, and many mentioned meeting new friends while bicycling.
- Mobility is freedom: People talked about “feeling the wind in my hair” and “exploring the city” and “finding adventures.”
- Active living is healthy: Some people started bicycling to get active, and a few mentioned mental and emotional benefits to bicycling.
Take a listen (or read the transcripts) to these stories on our Women Bike KC page, and share your own story here!
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, & 15 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
In this 3-session course, you’ll learn state and local rules for urban bicycling, and how to fix a flat, and get real-world practice in riding on the street.
Tuesday, October 22 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
We’ll bring the trained instructors, bike stands, tools, and snacks, and you bring your bike, all your questions, and a willingness to get your hands dirty!
Don’t forget: BikeWalkKC members can take these classes for FREE! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve forgotten your member discount code.
BikeWalkKC’s mission is to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living.
From an anti-harassment ordinance to bike paths to educational classes, BikeWalkKC works to make active transportation safer and more convenient throughout the Kansas City region, and we need your help to grow our Women Bike KC program. You can help us!
Your generosity directly impacts our work to advocate for better bicycling and walking in the Kansas City region. Thank you!