KC Walks is inspiring the Kansas City region to walk, bike and stroll this fall.

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change and pumpkins are popping up on porches around the Kansas City region. That means it’s also the perfect time to get out and walk, KC!

From Walk, Bike and Stroll to School Day and Plogtober, there are plenty of activities to inspire you to start strolling. Let's get moving together! 

Find your walking spot

Whether you’re running errands or visiting local parks and trails, the Kansas City region is a great place to explore. The Regional Trails and Bikeways Map will help you find the best route for your trip and find new places to walk, bike and roll.

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Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023

This annual event supports safe, active trips to school. Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day includes more than 1,500 events across the country and many in the Kansas City region. Find an event in your community, or learn how to plan your own at WalkBikeToSchool.org.

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Community Events

Get inspired to explore the Kansas City region and connect with others during an upcoming community walking event. 

Looking for healthy competition?

Try the Green Commute Challenge

Challenge yourself and your community to bike, walk, carpool, ride the bus or streetcar or vanpool to work this fall with the Green Commute Challenge from WAY TO GO. Earn points and get entered for weekly prize drawings from local businesses.

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Benefits of Walking

Regular walking is a great way to improve your mental and physical well-being. Here are just a few of the many benefits:

  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Reduces the risk of chronic diseases
  • Improves overall mood
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves sleep
  • Strengthens bones
  • Stimulates your digestive and immune systems

Plogtober 2023

The Kansas City Plogtober Cleanup is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise while engaging in a socially responsible activity that beautifies the streamside trails in your community! Plogtober 2023 will take place in October across dozens of parks around the Kansas City region.

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