The Women Bike KC initiative is a product of women who want their sisters to feel confident, safe, and empowered to ride. It was launched in 2014 when BikeWalkKC hosted our very first Kansas City Women’s Bike Summit, and has grown into a year-round, multi-faceted effort to get more women and girls on bikes. “We […]
by Maggie Priesmeyer, Director of Programs We are SUPER proud of our education team and all of their hard work over the last few months! We want to share some of our favorite highlights from this fall. Youth Education Once again, youth education programs engaged a record number of students across 10 schools in Missouri […]
Do you remember spending childhood summers biking around your home town? Exploring the neighborhood? Meeting friends? We need your help to make sure more local kids have the same great biking summer this year!
BikeWalkKC’s Professional Development Series helps transportation professionals and public agency staff design and build better, safer, and more useful bike/pedestrian facilities. Our goal is to improve the practice of bike/ped in the metro area by educating professionals, sharing best practices, and providing real world experience of local facilities from perspective of people who walk and […]
The Kansas City Area Transit Authority has plans in the works for rerouting all of their buses onto what they are calling Transit Emphasis Corridors (TEC). The north-south routes will follow Grand and the east-west routes will follow 11th/12th. Besides the obvious connections transit has to walkability, these plans have implications for riding a bike […]
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 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 […]
BLAST school-based bike education program goes to Park Hill School District Students at Russell Jones Education Center in the Park Hill School District participated in the final BLAST: Kids on Bikes class of the season last week. Russell Jones Education Center is a K-12 school focused on teaching and empowering students with special needs and […]
Proven program teaches KC Public Schools' fifth and sixth graders safety and handling skills through bicycling; helps school district reduce transportation costs.
Last week BikeWalkKC teamed up with Stolen Bikes KC to provide a bike lock clinic at October’s Handlebar Happy Hour at La Bodega to educate people on proper bike locking techniques. We answered a variety of frequently asked questions about avoiding bike theft: What kind of bike lock should I buy? Invest in a good […]