Thousands of students, parents, families, and educators across the Kansas City region walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as part of International Walk to School Day organized by BikeWalkKC, MARC, and KCHealthyKids. A record 91 schools in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas participated this year, up from 66 schools in 2015 (a 38% increase). […]
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 […]
Despite a 105+ degree heat index, students at Border Star Montessori left school hot but happy on July 5th. After five weeks of attending BikeWalkKC’s summer Earn-A-Bike program, 11 participants were rewarded with two cool treats: a bicycle and ice cream. Border Star Montessori school, in the Kansas City Public School District, is situated alongside […]
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, […]
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.
Over 4,000 kids from 30 elementary schools have graduated from BikeWalkKC’s BLAST program since we started in 2012, and this fall we are excited to bring BLAST to four new schools in the Olathe School District.
A much-needed road diet and new sidewalk are finally under construction on Mission Road in the Rosedale area of KCK. We are excited to see a new pedestrian connection for Rosedale Park and Frank Rushton Elementary School!
Handlebar Happy Hours this summer Join us for our upcoming Handlebar Happy Hours in June and July! We’re headed south and east to show some love for Johnson County and Eastern Jackson County. June 17th: Royals Tailgate Party at the Trek Store of Independence Meet new store manager Michelle Schmiedeler and enjoy some hot dogs […]
Bike Month 2015 was another big success! Some of the great events this month included a Bike-In movie with The Goonies, biking to school with Congressman Cleaver, bike commuter rest stops along local trails, and lots of races, rides, and bike rodeos across the metro area. As the month winds down, be sure to share […]
In order for any community planning process to succeed regular updates on progress, knowledge gained and connections made must be provided. The Safe Routes to School Project currently underway in KCMO’s Kansas City Public School District (KCPS) has been underway since late last fall (November 2014) and has made great strides since that time. This will […]