News/Blog Archive

July 2016 Newsletter

Get arty for a good cause Join us for a First Friday art reception at Buttonwood Art Space on Friday, August 5th for “The Art of Human Movement” – a special art exhibit showcasing bicycling, walking, and all other forms of human movement and human-powered transportation. Surround yourself with art while you enjoy a beer and some light snacks. […]

Earn-A-Bike Students get two cool treats: a bicycle and ice cream

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 […]

Help us build our community calendar

Add your event to our new Community Calendar! We’ve improved our online community calendar to allow individuals to add their own walking and cycling events. Our BikeWalkKC community is quickly growing! Now community members can add their walks and bike rides to our calendar for an easy overview of what’s happening metro-wide. Whether you want more […]

The Star publishes two perspectives on the region’s bike progress

This week the Kansas City Star offers two views on the region’s progress to improve biking. First, the Northland and Johnson County editions feature several local cyclists, several options for folks to join a group ride or neighborhood bike community, and some promising progress in cities like Shawnee and North Kansas City. 816 North and […]

A Banner Year for Our Education Programs (So far…)

Spring 2016 has seen BikeWalkKC’s Youth Education team working double time delivering our most popular youth program, BLAST. From 2015 to 2016 our number of schools increased from 7 to 16 and the number of students more than doubled from 579 to over 1200! Our 2016 Summer programming is just as loaded, as we are […]

BikeWalkKC Receives Grant to Create the Active Living Policy Council from Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

BikeWalkKC  has been awarded a $171,344 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) for the Active Living Policy Council. The Active Living Policy council is another one of our goals on our strategic plan and is geared towards providing more leadership in the underserved areas of Kansas City, along with creating the […]

Bike/Ped included in KC’s Smart City Challenge Grant application

Kansas City is one of seven finalists for a $40 Smart City Challenge Grant from the US Department of Transportation. KC’s application includes many sophisticated strategies to make the region a center of excellence in autonomous vehicle development and other transportation technologies. It also includes some very simple transportation improvements like biking,  walking, and bus […]