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What is Kansas City B-Cycle?

Kansas City B-Cycle is a program of BikeWalkKC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that advocates and educates for walking and biking. Bike sharing is designed for short trips in the city. It is a fun and convenient way to experience everything KC has to offer, transforming the city into a healthier, more livable, and economically competitive place to live, work, and play.

Kansas City B-cycle is a public/private/nonprofit partnership. Major funding is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City; the City of Kansas City, MO; the Mid-America Regional Council; the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City; and numerous corporate partners and individual donors. 

Reports and Financials

Annual reports and tax returns are available on the BikeWalkKC web site.

Impacts

  • 2 million calories burned
  • 50,000 miles traveled
  • 47,000 pounds of carbon offset
  • Improved health
  • Reduced congestion
  • More about our impact

Staff
Eric Rogers, Executive Director
Eric Vaughan, Bike Share Program Manager
Eric Bunch, Director of Operations and Education
Karen Campbell, Director of Development and Communications
Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Program Manager
Thomas Morefield, Community Planning Manager
Laura Steele, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Nathan Force, Bike Share Fleet Technician
John McClaflin, CPA, Finance Manager
Glen Rumbaugh, Education Operations Coordinator
Karl Kraemer, Education Operations Coordinator

Board of Directors

Officers

Doug Washington, Board Chair
Director of Recruiting Strategy at TriCom Technical Services

Amanda Grimes, Bike Share KC Chair
Teaching Assistant Professor University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies

Lesley Pories, Vice-Chair
Manager of Institutional Partnerships at Water.org

Paul Martin, Secretary
Director of Engineering at A. Zahner Co.

Steve Renz, Treasurer
First Vice-President and Senior Advisor at Merrill Lynch

Directors
Lawrence Andre, The Why Inside
Ryan Adams, CityScape Residential
David Garrett, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Molly Gosnell, US Army Corps of Engineers
Tyler Henson, JE Dunn
Andy Olson, Hallmark Cards
Steve Rhoades, Vireo
Brad Satterwhite, KEM Studio
Barbara Thomas, American Jazz Museum
Rick Usher, Kansas City, MO City Manager’s Office
Dan Walsh, DW LLC
Eric Rogers, Executive Director (ex-officio)


 

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.
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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.

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Kansas City B-cycle is a program of BikeWalkKC. Major funding is provided by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

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