Downtown bike network finally goes out to bid for contruction

The long, long-delayed project to add 13 miles of bike lanes in the Greater Downtown is finally moving forward! This morning the project went out to bid for a construction company to start the work this summer. It’s looking hopefully that this project will finally come to fruition later this year, after two years of […]

News You Can’t Miss from April

We didn’t want April to get away from us without reminding you of a number things happening in the next few days. Take a look and we hope to see you at an event soon! ACTION ALERT: Speak up for Federal Funding of Bike Share and Safe Routes to School BikeWalkKC’s Youth Education, Safe Routes to […]

A Successful Beginning to the Youth Ambassadors Program

This spring the Linwood YMCA, in conjunction with nearby KCPS elementary and high schools, hosted a Youth Ambassadors program delivered by staff from our Youth Education team. The program lasted 10 weeks and focused on providing participants with the knowledge, tools and practice to become active transportation advocates. The students ranged in age from fourth grade […]

BikeSource Discounts Are Our Newest Membership Benefit!

We are excited to announce that Bike Source in Overland Park and Olathe is now offering a couple of discounts as part of our greater membership benefits! You can now take 10% off of bike purchases and 20% off of regularly-priced accessories.  You must show your orange BikeWalkKC member card. And for you folks who have […]

Action Alert: Speak up for Federal Funding of Bike Share and Safe Routes to School

BikeWalkKC’s Youth Education, Safe Routes to School, and B-cycle bike share programs rely on significant federal funding, and we are currently applying for the next round of those funds. We need your help to show strong community support for continued investment in these important programs. Please review the two grant applications and leave your comments […]

EXCERPT: Youth Bike Education: A National “Movement” Movement

Recently, the BLAST program was featured in the online publication Atlas Lens. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Orange practice cones pockmark the blacktop at James Elementary School in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast district. Gusts of wind send flurries of leaves and petals past a group of students sitting attentively around an instructor. A small […]