September Newsletter

3rd Annual KC Women’s Bike Summit on Saturday After a great HamBINGO warm-up event last week, where many of you helped us raise almost $2,000 for the #womenbikekc initiative, we are excited for Saturday’s KC Women’s Bike Summit. This year we move to a new venue and add new group ride options. Pre-register online today, and […]

Give your feedback on KCMO’s Bike Friendly Community application

Kansas City, MO recently applied to be re-instated as a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community. Now the League of American Bicyclists wants to hear from local residents on how bike friendly you think the city is. There is a short 5 minute survey you can fill out to share your opinion and provide any feedback that you […]

BikeWalkKC Collaborates with Rodgers Health to Teach Kids Bike Safety

This summer we partnered with Rodgers Health to bring our Youth Education programs to kids at two KC Housing Authority communities in the Old Northeast area. 25 kids participated in Earn-a-Bike and BLAST (Bike Lesson And Safety Training).  We are excited about the opportunities this new partnership provides BikeWalkKC to begin measuring the health outcomes […]

Karen Campbell joins the team as our Development and Communications Director

BikeWalkKC welcomes Karen Campbell as our new Development and Communications Director. Karen will lead our fund development, membership, and communications/marketing efforts to support BikeWalkKC’s mission to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. “I am excited to join the BikeWalkKC team! I look forward to working with the staff, board, funders, […]

August 2016 News and Events

Early Registration Ends Sunday Get on your bike and explore KC’s musical heritage on August 20th. Hear local jazz at every rest stop, after party at Blue Room, and three routes to choose from – including a family-friendly guided tour. Register Now! Prices go up on Monday – www.TourDeJazzKC.com   KC Women’s Bike Summit Registration Now Open […]

Operation Breakthrough’s Leadership Class visits BikeWalkKC

This summer we’ve been partnering with Operation Breakthrough to bring our Youth Education program to their students. Their Leadership class has been learning about bike safety and handling skills, bike maintenance, active transportation advocacy, and walkability audits. This morning they celebrated their hard work with a group ride to visit the BikeWalkKC office for ice cream and […]

Lawrence schools to adopt BLAST curriculum district-wide, purchase fleet of bicycles

Lawrence school district will adopt BikeWalkKC’s Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program and invest in a bike fleet to bring bike safety education and safe routes to school programming to the school district in the 2016-17 school year. The Lawrence Health Department brought BikeWalkKC in during the Spring 2016 to pilot BLAST at four schools. It was very successful and we […]

A pedestrian and a bicyclist killed in overnight crashes

We are very sad about two overnight crashes that claimed the lives both a pedestrian and a cyclist. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of both people. At this time there is little information available from law enforcement. KC Star: Hit and run driver kills KC pedestrian at 18th and Prospect KCTV-5: Bicyclist […]

July 2016 Newsletter

Get arty for a good cause Join us for a First Friday art reception at Buttonwood Art Space on Friday, August 5th for “The Art of Human Movement” – a special art exhibit showcasing bicycling, walking, and all other forms of human movement and human-powered transportation. Surround yourself with art while you enjoy a beer and some light snacks. […]