Can you believe it? Over 40,000 students have learned walking and biking confidence and safety with BikeWalkKC since 2012! What do we want for the kids in our lives? Do we want them to enjoy the freedom to walk to school, ride their bikes to the park, and play outside in their neighborhoods? BikeWalkKC’s bicycling […]
Category Archives: Metro-wide
Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
BikeWalkKC’s youth education may look like a party on wheels, but we take bike safety seriously. Our BLAST (Bicycle Lessons And Safety Training) classes teach kids how to ride safely and confidently, and how to use a bike for recreation and transportation. Before we bring a BLAST session to a school, the students take a […]
Feds fund transit, sidewalks, and trails across the Kansas City region
More than $50 million in RAISE grants awarded to KC area projects that will improve safety and connectivity for people walking, biking, and using transit.
“It’s like pure sunshine” BikeWalkKC education team celebrates 150 new bike riders this spring
The BikeWalkKC education staff met yesterday beneath the shade provided by trees on the Nelson-Atkins Museum lawn to celebrate successes and discuss challenges from the spring semester. It may not surprise you to hear that we all rode our bikes (well, I had to drive…tables and chairs are big!). It never gets old to gather […]
What is Community Planning?
In April, Community Planning Director Tresa Carter moderated a panel discussion with three local planners: Sara Copeland (FAICP), Triveece Penelton (AICP, NOMA), and Jenna Fernandez. This program was born from a desire to better educate community members about what the heck community planning means! At its core, BikeWalkKC aims to empower individuals and communities to […]
Pool noodles get more kids on bikes
Eli is an active kid who loves being outside. He wanted to ride his bike in his neighborhood, but he has a limb difference and his shorter left arm made it hard for him to balance, brake, and shift. Mark Horn, an instructor in BikeWalkKC’s education department, worked with Eli to find a solution. Mark […]
Tresa biked to work, and you can, too!
Tresa Carter loves to walk. She enjoys spending time in nature, even when the nature is nestled in between houses and sidewalks in her KCMO neighborhood. Her dog, Winnie, takes in the scents and sounds while Tresa waves to her neighbors and soaks up the sunshine. As BikeWalkKC’s Director of Community Planning, she wants to […]
2022 Bike Friendly State Rankings for Kansas and Missouri
Understanding the Bike-Friendly State Rankings for Kansas and Missouri The League of American Bicyclists recently released their 2022 rankings of bike-friendly states, and the results were a mixed bag for Kansas and Missouri. Kansas improved from 37th in 2019 to 30th in 2022. Missouri regressed, falling from 35th in 2019 to 45th in 2022. The […]
PRESS RELEASE: Tour de Bier returns on September 18
Tour de Bier returns for a one-day, in-person event on September 18 at Berkley Riverfront Park! Kansas City’s beloved bike and beer fundraising event features some of Kansas City’s best local breweries – and when riders raise their glasses this year, they will support not one, but two local nonprofit organizations. BikeWalkKC and Head for […]
7 gifts for the biking and walking enthusiast
If you are like us, you dream of coming down the stairs on Christmas morning to find a freshly-poured raised crosswalk, or perhaps a protected bike lane. But infrastructure is hard to gift wrap, so we’ve made a list of favorite gifts for our friends who also love walking, biking, and urban living. For the […]