Kansas City B-Cycle powered by Blue KC is a partnership between BikeWalkKC and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. It is owned and operated by Bike Share KC, a 501(c)3 Missouri nonprofit corporation. We are the country's only advocate-owned bike share system.

Bike sharing is designed for short trips in the city. It is a fun and convenient way to experience everything our city has to offer, transforming the city into a healthier, more livable, and economically competitive place to live, work, and play.

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Health
KC ranks too high for public health problems like obesity, diabetes, etc. Bike sharing gives people more convenient opportunities to get physical activity.
Access
Bike sharing compliments the transit system and gives residents low cost access to jobs and services. It will be a key component of the "last mile" solution for the future streetcar and commuter rail systems.
   
Sustainability
More options for short trips around town mean fewer cars on the road and less pollution in our air.
Economics
Today's economy demands creative and talented people, and that workforce increasingly prefers vibrant cities with high quality bicycling. Bike sharing helps local companies attract and retain the best and brightest.
Advocacy
BikeWalkKC started bike sharing to elevate the profile of bicycling in Kansas City and be a catalyst for more bike lanes, trails, and other facilities - benefitting everyone who rides a bike
 
   

Staff
Eric Rogers, Executive Director
Sarah Shipley, Director of Marketing and Communications
Eric Bunch, Director of Operations and Education
Eric Vaughan, Operations Manager
Rachel Krause, Communications Coordinator

Board of Directors
Tyler Henson, JE Dunn, Chair
Andy Olson, Hallmark Cards, Vice-Chair
Mary Birkel, Metro Community College, Secretary
Dan Walsh, DW LLC, Treasurer
Steve Rhoades, Vireo (formerly Patti Banks Associates)
Mark Rainey, KanBikeWalk
Barbara Thomas, American Jazz Museum
Ron Puett, Kansas City Metro Bicycle Club
David Garrett, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
David Jennings, Leawood Police Department
Sheila Styron, The Whole Person
Carl Schipfman, HNTB
Brent Hugh, Missouri Foundation for Bicycling and Walking
Ryan Adams, Kansas City Port Authority
Mike Hauser, Studio Tilt, 360 Architects
Doug Washington, MCG
Eric Rogers, Executive Director

 

About BikeWalk KC

BikeWalkKC is the unified voice for active living, promoting a healthy, safe and accessible outdoor experience for all in a vibrant, engaged community. BikeWalkKC is a member-supported organization that works to make Greater Kansas City a safer and more accessible place to walk, bicycle, live, work, and play. The advocacy programs work with local cities to improve policies and build sidewalks, trails, crosswalks, bike lanes, and more. BikeWalkKC's education programs give people the knowledge and skills to walk and to bicycle safely and confidently for transportation, recreation, and fitness. Learn more at BikeWalkKC.org.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in the state and the only not-for-profit health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to nearly one million residents in the greater Kansas City area and Northwest Missouri. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information on our company, visit our website at BlueKC.com. Our mission statement: We will use our role as the area's leading health insurer to provide affordable access to health care and to improve the health and wellness of our members.

 

 

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