Meet Joe Blankenship, Safe Routes to School planner

In October, Joe Blankenship started with BikeWalkKC as the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) planner. Joe has already jumped in by working with area districts and schools to identify ten schools that could benefit from the SRTS program’s community conversations and planning opportunities. About Joe Joe Blankenship came to the Kansas City region by way […]

BikeWalkKC kicks off another semester of BLAST classes

By Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Program Manager Bikes are rolling into Kansas City elementary schools this week! Monday marked the first round of BLAST: Kids on Bikes classes of the season, starting at Johnson Elementary in the Hickman Mills School District. Johnson Elementary holds a special place in my heart, as it was one of the […]

BikeWalkKC Helps Teach Girls Bike Skills at CAMP WIN Sports Camp

BikeWalkKC Helps Teach Girls Bike Skills at CAMP WIN Sports Camp Last week, BikeWalkKC’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, Maggie Priesmeyer, had the privilege of partnering with Theresa Van Ackeren, owner of Family Bicycles in Waldo and a handful of awesome volunteers to provide a cycling session at Camp WIN Sports Camp for 6-8 year old […]

BikeWalkKC receives funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to expand SRTS efforts

BikeWalkKC receives funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to expand SRTS efforts  BikeWalkKC has received more than $200,000 in funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to turn a comprehensive, Safe Routes to School pilot project at James Elementary into a full-scale program. We will be working with […]

Support walking and biking to school in KC Public Schools’ master plan

Kansas City Public Schools are creating a new facilities master plan, including future school sites and potential changes to school attendance areas. This process provides a great opportunity to include walking and biking in the district’s long range planning. We encourage all parents and community members to attend the public meetings and let school officials […]

Kansas City area students celebrate International Walk to School

Students from 38 schools representing 16 districts participated in International Walk to School Day this week — a 21 percent increase from last year. Here are some highlights from some of the schools that participated: James Elementary in Kansas City, Mo. promoted the event with student designed posters, door prizes, raffle prizes, and certificates for […]

Purchase a Walk Safe KC Coloring Book and support Safe Routes to School

Want a locally produced activity book that’s all about Kansas City and supports biking and walking initiatives? BikeWalkKC has produced a fun and educational coloring book in conjuction with Explore KC. All proceeds go towards BikeWalkKC’s Safe Routes to School initiatives. If interested in purchasing the book for your school or family, contact Sarah Shipley […]