BikeWalkKC Women Staff Members Share Their Bike Stories

Our WomenBikeKC initiative is powered by volunteers, both male and female, but it’s held together with the help of three staff members: Maggie Priesmeyer, our Education Programs Manager; Laura Steele, our Education Outreach Coordinator; and Kristen Jeffers, our Communications and Membership Manager. We each asked ourselves the following five questions, which you can see below, […]

Anthony Saluto killed while biking home from work

Updated 4/5/2016 Fox 4 reports that the bicyclist killed Sunday evening was Anthony Saluto. Anthony was on his way home from work at the Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium in the River Market. Police are still questioning the motorist and no charges have been filed yet.   Our thoughts and prayers are with the […]

April 2016 News and Events

Hello to all our friends and supporters and welcome to April! We promise, everything in this newsletter today is real. BikeWalkKC Went to Congress At the beginning of March, three folks from BikeWalkKC journeyed to Washington, DC for the National Bike Summit and a day on Capitol Hill visiting the KC bi-state Congressional delegation. We […]

Volunteer for 2016 Tour de Bier and New Belgium Clips

Calling all volunteers! This year’s Tour de Bier is on May 15th and we need you to make it awesome. For Tour de Bier, you have the option to both ride and volunteer. You also get complimentary ride registration, a free t-shirt, lunch and two beers. Sign up here to volunteer for Tour de Bier. […]

Sidewalk Closures are Plaguing KCMO – New Policy is Desperately Needed

Great things are happening in Kansas City. A streetcar is nearing completion, new high rise buildings are under construction or about to break ground, historic buildings are seeing new life, and new streetscapes are bringing about major bicycle and pedestrian improvements. However, with all of this great development comes a glut of sidewalk closures. The […]

Lawrence Schools Participate in BLAST Program

More than 300 fourth- and fifth-graders at four Lawrence elementary schools have participated in the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program this month. BLAST is our bicycle safety training that is taught through physical education classes at schools in the Kansas City region. We have three mobile classrooms that travel to schools, and they […]

BikeWalkKC visits Congress

Last week three folks from BikeWalkKC journeyed to Washington, DC for the National Bike Summit and a day on Capitol Hill visiting the KC bi-state Congressional delegation. We took the message of walking and biking to the offices of Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver, Sam Graves, and Kevin Yoder; Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, and Senators Claire McCaskill and […]

BikeWalkKC talks active living with future doctors

We recently met with a group of medical students at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences who participate in Score 1 for Health, a program that provides health screenings and nutritional counseling to 13,000 students and families in urban core elementary schools. The KCU students learned about BikeWalkKC’s work to make biking, walking, […]