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Women’s Bike Summit

The Women's Bike Summit is back in 2023!

Connect over bikes at the Women's Bike Summit from BikeWalkKC's Women Bike KC initiative. Join us for a day of free and interactive hands-on activities, workshops and rides that support, enhance, and uplift women’s bicycling experiences. The Women's Bike Summit will celebrate cis and trans women, femme, and non-binary people of all ages, backgrounds, and biking styles, encouraging them to claim their space in Kansas City's bicycling community as riders and leaders.

With generous support from the Johnson County Public Library, we are able to offer the Women's Bike Summit and all warm-up events for free. All events will take place at the Central Resource Library branch at 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212.

BikeWalkKC Women's Bike Summit

Women's Bike Summit - RSVP now!

Saturday, September 30, 2023
Johnson County Central Resource Library in Overland Park, KS

The 2023 Women’s Bike Summit is a morning of free and interactive hands-on activities that support, enhance, and uplift women’s bicycling experience.

WBS Warm-Up Events

Warm-Up Events

This year we are planning several warm-up events covering a wide range of topics. Subscribe to our Women Bike KC newsletter to receive the latest details and links to RSVP.

4/18: Riding Through the Ages Riders of any age will appreciate the wisdom and inspiration our panelists will share! Learn how they navigate bicycling for transportation or recreation, riding with kids, and using technology and gear to ease the transitions. Click here to watch the recording on YouTube!

5/20: Confident City Cycling Learn new concepts for navigating streets and build practical bike handling skills necessary for city riding. This class includes a group ride where you can practice your new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Click here to watch the recording on YouTube!

6/10: Inclusive Ride Groups Bicycling is for everyone! Dede Palmer (Girl Bike Gang), Ivy Brito (Major Taylor KC), and Amber Edmonds (Party Pace Pedalers) will introduce you to supportive riding groups that encourage inclusivity and fun. After the discussion, we will finish with a group ride (including Women Cycle KC, KC Family Bike Ride, We Are Velas, and Women-Led Cycling) suitable for all confidence and skill levels. Click here to watch the recording on YouTube!

7/18: Bike Shop 101 Bike shop veteran Renee Thierry will cover the different styles of bikes, help identify necessary gear, and explain the benefits of a bike fit.

8/15: Keynote Address with Sarah Loring Bicycling can be a source of independence, strength, and peace. Come get inspired to bike more, and invite your friends along for the ride!

Books+Bikes Events

Books+Bikes Events

Johnson County Library's Central Resource branch is also hosting supplemental activities to coincide with the Women's Bike Summit.

Bikes, Books, and Beyond!

Now - ???: A list packed full of diverse authors and genres with one connective chain... bicycles! Here are all the titles you can cycle through to get your fill for Bike Month in May. Travel books, classic movies, practical maintenance guides, urban planning critiques, dramas and histories, bike economics, kids books and options for the whole family.

Walk and Read

6/30 - 7/9: Walk the path at Strang Park and read Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong and Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka. The Walk and Read program encourages physical activity, literacy and family time. The paths are stroller and wheelchair friendly, allowing for all to join in the fun! Dates are subject to adjustment due to inclement weather conditions.

Streets for Everyone

7/3 - 8/18: Design your ideal street at Streets for Everyone at Johnson County Central Resource Library! BikeWalkKC's interactive Home Street Home exhibit explores our streets and public spaces as places where we travel, shop, play, and engage with our communities. The Home Street Home exhibit is designed to be accessible and interesting to a wide audience including child-friendly activities.

The Art of Biking

9/1 - 12/1: Experience a family-friendly art exhibit that showcases the many cultural, political, communal and individual aspects of bike riding either locally or beyond our borders.  Johnson County Library is seeking local visual artists to engage the community through an exhibition of public artwork to coincide with the 2023 Women’s Bike Summit, which the Library will host during the fall of 2023. The theme of this exhibition will be The Art of Biking. Watch jocolibrary.org for more details.

Women's Bike Summit

How you can get involved

  • Come to a Women Bike KC event!
  • Volunteer to help out at a warm-up event or at the Summit
  • Promote Women Bike KC events to your bike club friends
  • Showcase your business in our Women's Bike Summit vendor village

Email us at info@bikewalkkc.org to start a conversation with the Women Bike KC team.