Let’s educate our leaders and community
Bike Walk Wichita strives to create a safer and more active built environment for our community. By encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors through biking, running and walking, Bike Walk Wichita is helping to improve the health of our city. Be sure to check out our Bike 101 page as well as Bike Locally and Walk Locally pages. Consider signing up for one of our Bike Skills classes. You can also download city maps showing bicycle and walking facilities
And as an increasing number of people participate in biking, running and walking, the need for safety education is on the rise. From raising awareness about state and local laws to encouraging the use of safe and proper equipment, education takes on many different forms.
Bike Walk Wichita promotes safe and smart activity by encouraging cyclists to wear helmets and follow the rules of the road. Motorists and cyclists are reminded of their obligation to Share the Road, and pedestrians are encouraged to use sidewalks and crosswalks.
But the most important education Bike Walk Wichita promotes is for the youth in our community. The future of our city lies within the generations to come, and Bike Walk Wichita provides a valuable resource for parents, schools, and our community. Healthy and happy kids make a healthy and happy community.
How can you help?
The most valuable resource Bike Walk Wichita can utilize to educate the public is within its members. Taking the time to show a child how to ride a bike safely, or how to get to school using the sidewalks is an important part of our mission. Being out in the built environment helps to raise awareness within our community about the importance of living an active lifestyle.
What’s new in Education
- Women’s Bike Camp – July 15-16, 2017 - Hey ladies! (Yep, it’s ladies only!!) Women and girls 13 years+ are invited to join us on our bike-camping adventure to Whispering Winds campground. The adventure begins with a 10 mile group ride from the Sedgwick County Zoo area to the campground near Valley Center. All skill levels are welcome. Extend your ride by starting
- Bike valet at Riverfest - Riverfest Volunteer Come help with bike valet at Riverfest!
- Bike Month is fast approaching! - Check out Bike Month Wichita’s website to keep up with all the great events coming up! You won’t want to miss the Bike Movie at WAM, the City’s announcement about our new Bike Share Service, and Bike to Work Day