Jeung rides a bike!

By Joanna Weidler-Lewis, BikeWalkKC Education Instructor Words matter except for when they don’t I have learned a lot about language in my brief time working as an instructor for BikeWalkKC. Sure, I have picked up some Spanish. (!Ojos Arriba! !Ojos Arriba! !Parar!) I have also used Google Translate to help find expressions in Burmese, Punjabi, […]

“I Can Do This…” Luna learns to ride a bike

By Steve White, BikeWalkKC Education Instructor “How long have you been riding a bike, Mr. Steve?” “Do I get to keep this bike, Mr. Steve?” “YAYYY! It’s almost dinner time! What’s your FAVORITE dinner, Mr. Steve?” Luna had me smiling from the get-go with her constant questions and chatter. More than once I said to […]

5 Safe Routes to School Success Stories

Go back to school with BikeWalkKC! We have highlighted a few of our favorite #SafeRoutesToSchool Success Stories: all true, all inspirational, and all absolutely doable. If these parents, school staff, and city leaders can work together to make change, you can too. Roesland Elementary The Roesland Elementary School PTA and the City of Roeland Park, […]

From the Paper to the Pavement in Blue Springs

Now open: a bridge between Blue Springs High School campuses Not even a freight train could stop Matt Roberds from building Safe Routes to School for students in Blue Springs! Two years ago, the Blue Springs City Council began planning improvements for Blue Springs High School, but the plan lacked any investment in better walking […]

"Having a bike is a fun and near infinite way to travel"

Pedaling confidence in BikeWalkKC’s summer youth programs

We always say that it’s not just about bikes. This summer, learning how to ride confidently and maintain their own bikes unlocked a sense of confidence and discovery in our students at our youth programs in Kansas City, Missouri. “One student at the Tony Aguirre Community Center needed a little guidance on the first day, […]

BikeWalkKC's Youth Education Team has served more than 40,000 students since 2012

40,000+ champions for walking and biking

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 […]

A student practices signaling a left turn while riding her bike

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 […]

Operation Blinky

Operation Blinky Bicycle Safety

Practice riding your bicycle safely and confidently with these resources from BikeWalkKC. Watch quick Ride Smart videos in English or Spanish to learn how to fix a flat tire or adjust your helmet, and check our our printable Bike Safety 101 posters in English and Burmese! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqBnDmGvKP_YZA-iNV-iMrBHrM9dSHciv Learn how to fit your helmet, ride confidently, […]