Cycling celebrity Marley Blonsky is hosting a film screening and live podcast taping on October 18, in support of BikeWalkKC’s adult bicycle education programs. The fundraising event, titled Marley Blonsky Wants All Bodies on Bikes, will be held at Screenland Armour in North Kansas City.
As a champion for inclusive bicycling communities, Blonsky is an ideal star for an event promoting bicycling education programs. Blonsky is a self-described fat adventure cyclist, co-founder of the All Bodies on Bikes non-profit, co-host of the All Bodies on Bikes podcast, influencer and curve model. She believes that all bodies belong on a bicycle – regardless of age, gender, size, race, or ability, and has been featured in The Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, CNN, Good Morning America, and Bicycling Magazine.
BikeWalkKC’s adult bicycle education and safety classes include do-it-yourself bicycle maintenance and Confident City Cycling (an intensive course covering bicycling laws for both Kansas and Missouri and safe bicycling practice). BikeWalkKC believes that empowering more people to ride safely and confidently will help build a stronger, more welcoming and inclusive bicycling community in the Kansas City area.
Marley Blonsky Wants All Bodies on Bikes has inspired one BikeWalkKC member to generously donate $5,000 in support of BikeWalkKC’s education programs. And, she has challenged the Kansas City community to raise an additional $5,000.
The event will include a pre-event bike ride with the Kansas City chapter of All Bodies on Bikes, a live podcast taping and screening of the Shimano film All Bodies on Bikes starring Marley Blonsky, a bike giveaway sponsored by Bicycle Depot, and an afterparty hosted by Velo Garage and Taphouse.
“Bikes changed my life, and I am so excited to spread my message of inclusion and joyful movement with the Kansas City community,” said Marley Blonsky. “I firmly believe that All Bodies are Good Bodies, All Bikes are Good Bikes, and All Rides should be celebrated, and cannot wait to engage with BikeWalkKC to help further their inclusive programming.”
“The goal of BikeWalkKC’s adult education programs is to encourage, support, and educate anyone who wants to ride, or who is curious about riding a bike, whether it’s for fun, fitness, or as a greener way to get around town,” said Amy Scrivner, Development and Communications Director at BikeWalkKC. “We want to build a welcoming and inclusive cycling community, and we need funding to support those efforts. A big thank you to Marley for promoting and supporting this work!”
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For more information, visit bikewalkkc.org.
Feature photo courtesy of BikeWalkKC