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
- Register for classes! - We’ve got several classes coming up, register here. Ready to Roll is this Saturday, the 8th at 10am. DIY Bike Trailer is Sunday at 1pm. Lots of other ways to connect, including volunteering for ReCycle. Come see what BWW is all about, see what connections you make here.
- Education Team Gearing Up for a Great Opportunity! - BWW’s Education Team has been around for about 18 months, so far we’ve hosted more than 65 classes with the community! Personally, my favorite classes to teach are with the IRC (International Rescue Committee), a non-profit that helps refugees from around the world make a successful start here. We offer a basic bike safety class,
- Help our Education Team to gear up for a great opportunity - Consider sharing a gift of any amount to help us improve biking and walking in our community. $350 will pay to certify one new League of American Bicyclists Instructor, but even $25 will cover printing costs for six months! Help us make the streets and paths in Wichita safer for everyone!