Let’s Talk: Creating a Culture of Active Living with Black Women Get Fit

Health issues like diabetes, COVID 19, chronic stress, and heart disease disproportionately affect Black women, and Terri Barnes is taking action to heal and strengthen minds, bodies, and souls. With classes ranging from yoga to African Dance to bicycling, Black Women Get Fit creates a culture of active living by and for Black women. Join […]

KC’s regional Physical Activity Plan is in motion

  By Laura Steele, Director of Education Programs laura.steele@bikewalkkc.org BikeWalkKC’s education team is one of several organizations involved in developing a Kansas City regional physical activity plan (KCPA). We were first invited to participate by colleagues from the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition (CCHLN) in 2019, and work continues as we collaborate with […]

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Exercise Sessions

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy The goal of the program is to provide safe, structured and effective strength training for older adults. The evidence-based curriculum used for this program is adapted by the University of Missouri extension faculty from the StrongWomen program designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson and Rebecca Seguin, MS, CSCS from Tufts University. The […]

BikeWalkKC Collaborates with Rodgers Health to Teach Kids Bike Safety

This summer we partnered with Rodgers Health to bring our Youth Education programs to kids at two KC Housing Authority communities in the Old Northeast area. 25 kids participated in Earn-a-Bike and BLAST (Bike Lesson And Safety Training).  We are excited about the opportunities this new partnership provides BikeWalkKC to begin measuring the health outcomes […]

BikeWalkKC awarded grant from Health Care Foundation to build network of care in underserved communities.

We believe that all neighborhoods, especially those with limited transportation access and poor health outcomes, deserve quality places to live, work and play and access to physical activity. With the support of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, BikeWalkKC will expand our Safe Routes to School program to create networks of care that serve the wider community.