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 […]

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, […]

Bike to School Day at Whittier Elementary School

On May 6th schools around the metro area celebrated Bike to School Day. The BikeWalkKC team celebrated at Whittier Elementary School in the Old Northeast. Thirty students biked to school at Whittier, and were joined by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Superintendent Stephen Green, and Mac from the Missouri Mavericks. Big thinks to all […]

February 2015 Newsletter

Congratulations, Caroline! Caroline Helmkamp was honored with the UMB Senior Sportswoman Award at the WIN for KC luncheon on February 12. Caroline has been a staple in the biking community, and is also an outstanding BikeWalkKC volunteer and educator. Awardees are recognized for their contributions and achievements in sports and fitness. Congratulations, Caroline! Handlebar Happy […]

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 […]