Partner Profile: Health Forward Foundation

One of the benefits of working with local foundations is the deeply connected relationship a nonprofit builds with the organization. Since our very early days, BikeWalkKC has been a recipient of support from the Health Forward Foundation (HFF, formerly the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City). The Health Forward Foundation advocates for healthy and equitable communities […]

Middle School BLAST: Bigger, Smarter, and Faster

Your junior high gym class was never like this! Education Instructor Jill Iwanski recounts her adventures in our newest Youth Education pilot: BLAST for Middle Schoolers. The BikeWalkKC education team sent a crew of instructors to Northeast Middle School (NEMS) in the Kansas City Public School District for a trial  of our premier youth education […]

Donated bikes make all the difference for area families

One of the barriers families find difficult to overcome when they decide to travel by bike is simply owning a bike. Even used bicycles can be expensive! And once you get a bike, you have to maintain it– there are lots of moving parts that need to be kept clean and lubricated, and you can’t get […]

The littlest pedestrians learn walking safety

Before we pedal, we walk, and while preschool kids are too young for our Bicycle Lessons and Safety Training, they are definitely ready for pedestrian safety lessons! Earlier this fall, we taught the basics of walking safely to children at Columbus Park YMCA and Park Hill YMCA Head Start programs and to a LINC ice […]

Partnership Profile: RevolveKC

RevolveKC has a mission: get more people on bikes. More specifically, they are “dedicated to providing under-served communities within the Greater Kansas City Region with reliable bicycles for transportation and recreation.” Practically, that means taking in donated, pre-loved bicycles, refurbishing them to a safe and ridable condition, and offering them to customers through Earn-A-Bike programs […]

Partnership Profile: Cornerstones of Care

Raising a healthy and happy family is a big job, and it often takes a village. Cornerstones of Care offers that  extra help to families, with services ranging from foster care and adoption support to transitional living programs for young adults. The organization cares for children and families at all stages of life, seeking to empower […]

KCK Families Earn Bikes at the West Wyandotte Library

By Areiona King and Liz Harris When families pedal together, they laugh and sweat and move together. Everyone stretches their legs, everyone breathes fresh air. Our Family Earn-a-Bike program provides access to bicycles and education for kids and adults who are looking for a way to get exercise and go places… together! Our latest session […]

Bike Club gets an “A”

By David Hansen Through a recent evaluation of the East High School Bike Club thanks to grant support from the Menorah Heritage Foundation, we have confirmed empirically what we already knew anecdotally: Bike Club is gets more kids riding bikes!  Through BikeWalkKC’s partnership with the Menorah Heritage Foundation, BikeWalkKC staff attended the UMKC Bloch School […]

“Walking School Bus” Season Is Coming Soon!

Your Safe Routes to School- Wyandotte update! As we approach warmer weather and welcome the Spring season, we have a lot to be excited about! At the top of that list is getting back outside, enjoying the weather, and WALKING!   That’s right: Following Spring Break, on Mondays March 19th and 26th, many USD 500 (KCKPS) […]