Women Bike KC passes the mic and shares the road with friends

There’s a gender gap in bicycling. From utility cyclists who ride everywhere they go because that’s their sole mode of transportation, to mountain bikers and professional racers, more men ride bikes than women and non-binary people. BikeWalkKC launched an initiative to address that disparity in 2014, and we’ve come a long way in the last […]

Along for the ride with the Tour de Bier in 2020

Seasoned Tour de Bier-ers have overcome their fair share of obstacles: potholes, trains, and thunderstorms are familiar challenges to our riders. When we opened registration in January, we were ready with experienced route planners, lots of spray paint, and an enthusiastic planning committee. But the Coronavirus pandemic tipped the whole world on its head and […]

Help KCMO Pick a new City Manager

Take this survey to help prioritize infrastructure and ask questions about walking, biking, and transit for the City Manager Finalists! KCMO is choosing a new, permanent city manager and there are some good opportunities to weigh in very soon. The finalists and their current affiliations are: Milton Dohoney Jr. – Assistant City Manager; Phoenix, AZ […]

Complete Streets in Rural Missouri

Since the summer of 2019, BikeWalkKC has been working with our partners at Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT) to provide technical assistance to a number of rural communities working to improve elements of active transportation on their streets and trail systems. A key focus of that assistance has been with policy. At the request of […]

Bikes as Freedom: Hope Faith study

New research explores the impact of Earn-a-Bike on health, happiness, and employment for those experiencing homelessness BikeWalkKC is proud to partner with Hope Faith, a homeless assistance campus located in downtown KCMO. Hope Faith provides urgent essentials like shelter, food, and health assistance, and also offers an array of services to help their clients move […]

At last, the Tour de Bier has come along!

Tour de Bier rolls on from August 15-September 15 The Tour de Bier is BikeWalkKC’s premier fundraiser, and has been since that first matching grant 9 years ago. Riders support our programs with their ticket purchases and the friends we’ve made have become committed volunteers, sponsors, members, and even employees. While this year has been […]

Working to Decriminalize Walking and Biking in KCMO

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of police, the protests that followed have forced a reckoning on the issue of overpolicing in Black communities. Ahmaud Arbery’s death in particular reinforced the truth that in public spaces, Black people often face greater risks than their white […]

Mark Your Calendars: KCMO PIAC Hearings

It’s that time of year again: sun is shining, the smell of summer cookouts are in the air, and the PIAC meetings are right around the corner! The city’s Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) solicits resident input and makes recommendations regarding both the citywide and neighborhood portions of the capital budget. Many of the projects […]