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BikeWalkKC

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Date:
Sat Jan 01, 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM
Location:
BikeWalkKC
Program Type:
You Schedule It!
Category:
Community Partner
Level:
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior
 

Our mission is to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. 

BikeWalkKC is a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to make Greater Kansas City a safer and more accessible place to walk, bicycle, live, work, and play.

Registration Requirements:  All girls participating as a Girl Scout in these activities must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

How to Register: Complete BikeWalkKC’s Request a Class form to register your troop.

Current partner programs are listed below. 


BLAST! Bicycle Lesson And Safety Training

 Daisy   Brownie   Junior   Cadette   Senior

Through hands-on demos and an on-bike course, participants will learn about basic bicycle safety, traffic rules, bicycle maintenance and handling skills. Specific skills practice will include helmet fitting, rules of the road, how to ride on a path, ABC bicycle safety check, how to fix a flat tire, starting and stopping, scanning and signaling. The course can be broken up into individual, specific sections or taught as a whole/all at once. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and helmets. This is an inclusive course and can be taught to a variety of skill levels.

We can come to you- within a 30-mile radius of our office. A parking lot or black top works best. BikeWalkKC’s office is centrally located in Midtown KC (3269 Gillham Road) and can host a class as well.

For more information, contact Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Programs Manager at maggie.priesmeyer@bikewalkkc.org  or at 573-201-9815.

*For an additional cost, BikeWalkKC can bring our bike and helmet fleet if participants do not have bicycles.

Cost Per Girl: $25/hour per instructor (Groups over 18 may need two instructors) Workshops typically last 2 hours, but can be adjusted depending on the needs of your Troop. 
Cost Per Adult: N/A

 


Get Moving! Workshop

 Junior

Participants will learn how to conduct a walk-ability study and learn about the impact of the environment on biking and walking. This is done by taking a short walk around a school, neighborhood, grocery store or other location of choice and analyzing things like sidewalk conditions, traffic speed and behavior, overall comfort level and other barriers present. Participants will use data collected on the walk to give the area a “score” of walkability and begin a discussion about how we can take action to make the area safer and more walkable/bikeable.

We can come to you- within a 30-mile radius of our office. A parking lot or black top works best. BikeWalkKC’s office is centrally located in Midtown KC (3269 Gillham Road) and can host a class as well.

For more information, contact Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Programs Manager at maggie.priesmeyer@bikewalkkc.org  or at 573-201-9815.

*For an additional cost, BikeWalkKC can bring our bike and helmet fleet if participants do not have bicycles.

Cost Per Girl: $25/hour per instructor (Groups over 18 may need two instructors) Workshops typically last 2 hours, but can be adjusted depending on the needs of your Troop. 
Cost Per Adult: N/A (unless participating)