During KC Bike Month in May, you can hop on a bike for a family fun ride, a brewery tour, bike-to-school day, or a drive-in movie night.
Riders can also pick up a free copy of the new Regional Trails & Bikeways Map developed by the Mid-America Regional Council for bicyclists and walkers. The printed map is available from local community centers, visitor centers, libraries and bike shops. It tracks 1,764 miles of trails and bikeways. The map is also available as a web app for use on a smart phone, tablet or computer.
Confident City Cycling
May 1-31, 3269 Gillham Road, Suite C, Kansas City, MO
Learn new concepts for navigating streets and build practical bike handling skills necessary for city riding. This intensive BikeWalkKC course teaches safety knowledge and bike handling skills, culminating with a bike ride in a safe environment. This class is designed for bike commuters, ride leaders, transportation professionals and anyone who wants to lead adult or child bike training. Cost is $20. To register, call 816-205-7056.
National Bike to School Day
Thousands of students across the country will participate today in National Bike to School Day. Contact BikeWalkKC at 816-205-7056 for information about scheduling a Bike to School Day at your school.
Tour de Bier KC
May 15, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Knuckleheads Saloon, 2100 Rochester, Kansas City, MO
Explore the city’s brewery heritage and modern brewery scene on this unique bike ride. There will be tours ranging from 17 to 65 miles. All funds raised support BikeWalkKC. Visit www.tourdebierkc.com to learn more and register for the ride.
Family Fun Ride
May 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Family Bicycles, 7337 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
A free, family friendly ride through the Brookside and Waldo neighborhoods begins and ends at Family Bicycles. All participants must wear helmets and have a bike light. For more information, visit Family Bicycles or call 816-268-1757.
Bike-In Movie: The Princess Bride
May 19, 7 – 11 p.m., Boulevard Drive-In, 1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS
The Rosedale Development Association will host its annual Bike-In Movie with the 1980’s classic, The Princess Bride at the Boulevard Drive-in Theatre. Games and activities begin at 7 p.m. The movie begins around 9 p.m., or when it gets dark. Bicyclists, pedestrians and bus riders get in free. Those arriving by car are asked to pay a $5 donation.
KCFR: Meet Me at Boulevard
May 22, 2 – 4 p.m., Boulevard Brewing Co., 2501 SW Boulevard, Kansas City, MO
KC Fun Ride (KCFR) is organizing a ride that begins and ends at Boulevard Brewing Co. and is appropriate for riders of all ability levels. For more information, go to the KCFR Facebook page.