Let’s Talk: Black Girls Do Bike

Jennifer Lindsey knew she couldn’t be the only Black woman who rides bikes in Kansas City, but she rarely encountered other women of color on the trails or at group rides. She started started a Kansas City chapter of Black Girls Do Bike to meet other Black women bicyclists and to establish visible “roll models” […]

Rosedale Bike Rodeo

Youth of all ages are invited to join us for tons of FREE fun on Saturday, May 8. Sign up for one of our sessions and spend an hour practicing your bike handling and safety skills. No need to bring a bike– you can borrow our bikes and take home a FREE new helmet. 3 […]

KCMO takes important step towards decriminalizing walking and biking

The City Council voted unanimously on May 6, 2021 to repeal statutes related to dirty wheels, bike inspections, and jaywalking. Since the summer of 2020, BikeWalkKC has advocated for the decriminalization of walking and biking. In a letter to Mayor Quinton Lucas, we identified three portions of the municipal code which effectively criminalized the activities […]

Women+ Confident City Cycling

This course for femmes, women, trans, and non-binary folks teaches you to be a safer, more confident rider on trails and city streets. Learn state and local bicycling laws, how to avoid road hazards, and more! Confident City Cycling includes a virtual class and in-person, on-bike sessions: April 22, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Zoom webinar […]

Community Bike Rodeo at Eastside Salvation Army

Youth of all grades levels are invited to the Community Bike Rodeo at Eastside Salvation Army to practice safety and confident riding skills. Take a spin through our obstacle course and learn how to have fun and keep active with a bike! No need to bring your own bicycle– you can borrow ours! Every rider […]

New Platte County trail connections link Parkville and Riverside

Last week, Platte County and the Cities of Riverside and Parkville celebrated a new connector along the Missouri River levee that allows people to walk or bike “from Costco to English Landing Park,” as one trail user described it.  The gap between the Riverside and Parkville sections of the Missouri Riverfront Trail was only 700 […]

April Virtual City Bicycling with Johnson County Library

Register to get the link to our live Zoom webinar. Learn the rules of the road and cycling confidence in this FREE class from Johnson County Library and BikeWalkKC! Our instructors will encourage you to ride farther and explore our region on bikes. Where: Your home! We will send you a link to a Zoom webinar for LIVE […]

Confident City Cycling

This course teaches you to be a safer, more confident rider on trails and city streets. Learn state and local bicycling laws, how to avoid road hazards, and more! Confident City Cycling includes a virtual class and in-person, on-bike sessions: March 25, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Zoom webinar covering the rules of the road […]

Decriminalization and Data in KCMO

Advocates, journalists, activists, and researchers across the country report that arbitrary laws governing how people who walk and bike create the potential for over-policing of pedestrians and bicyclists, especially People of Color. (Find links to stories from other cities in our previous blog post) BikeWalkKC continues to advocate for the decriminalization of walking and biking […]

Let’s Talk: Connecting with the Rock Island Trail

People who walk and bike are already putting in the miles on the finished sections of the Rock Island Trail, and there’s still work to do! Join us for a webinar with Mike Sutherland, Executive Director of the Missouri State Parks and Ron Bentch, Project Director of Missourians for Responsible Transportation about what’s next for […]