Physical Activity

May is Bike Month!

Each year in May, we celebrate bikes and the healthy lifestyle they promote. We recognize the benefits all over Wichita! For the 2022 calendar of events and more check out the Bike Month ICT Website and Facebook page.

To help inspire you to get out and ride your bicycle this May, check off as many items as you can from this Basket List. Share your experiences on Bike Month’s Facebook page using #2022BasketList for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a local bike shop awarded on June 1st.

New for 2022!

We have partnered with the Kansas Business Group on Health and Bike Share ICT to provide you with ideas to promote bicycling in May and beyond with lots of ideas in this Workplace Bike Month Toolkit.

Bike Wichita Because…

It’s Fun

  • Time with family & friends
  • Relive childhood
  • Refresh — feel the breeze
  • Reduce stress

It’s Healthy

  • Increased fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Heart benefits
  • Reduced stress

It’s Smart

  • Save money
  • Keep the air clean
  • Reduce your carbon footprint

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Walktober

Plan now to enjoy each day of October’s pleasant temperatures with a friend, child, spouse, co-worker, neighbor or pet. You might get hooked! Forming a walking habit is comfortable with the partnership and accountability of friendship, family, neighbors, co-worker or dog. Walking-and-talking is relaxing for mental health and stimulating to body’s health. Bike Walk Wichita is hosting Walktober in 2021! Click here for more information.

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Ideas to promote walking at work:

  • Set up competitions between department in your worksite
  • Men vs. Women – based on the percentage of men & women working at the worksite
  • Competition by floors on multi-level buildings
  • Does your office require front desk coverage? Consider setting up a front desk relay – one at a time, employees walk a set path and then relieve the front desk staff upon return.
  • Consider allowing tennis shoe/jeans day
  • Schedule a regular trash clean-up walk around your facility.

Resources to help you succeed:

1. How to Conduct a Walking Meeting
2. American Heart Association Workplace Walking Program Kit
3. Why Walk at Work
4. Sample physical activity policies