The Trails & Connectivity work group is tasked with championing public and private investments in trails and connectivity initiatives and organizing and deploying the business community to support the Joplin Trails Coalition. These work groups are co-chaired by young professionals from Young Professionals Network, but are open to the entire Chamber membership to join and service
Co-Chairs: Jessica Carr and Kayla McCollum
Bike Joplin promotes and supports people on bikes in the Joplin area through events, advocacy, and community building. Bike Joplin, Inc. is a non-profit staffed by volunteers from the Chamber Trails & Connectivity work group, Downtown Joplin Alliance, and local bike advocates. Stay up to date with activities by following the Bike Joplin Facebook and Instagram page.
Slow Roll Joplin | Click here to sign up.
Slow Roll Joplin is a free community bicycle ride to various venues that showcase our great city. Slow Roll welcomes participants of all ages, abilities, and experience levels. Its slow pace helps promote participants’ safety and gives riders a fun way to experience Joplin. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Slow Rolls are organized through Bike Joplin.
All Kids Bike, Strider Bike Fleets For All Joplin Elementary Schools
Successfully fundraised $33,000 to assist all 11 Joplin elementary schools in bringing the All Kids Bike program to the district’s kindergarten physical education classes. The curriculum and bikes are provided by All Kids Bike and the Strider Education Foundation.
Awarded Complete Streets Workshop Series
A team of ten community stakeholders will attend three workshops designed to identify and overcome barriers to implement activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations, which make it safe and convenient for people of all abilities to navigate their communities. The workshops will be tailored to the communities’ specific needs for implementing Complete Streets and activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations. Discussions will focus on how to measure and communicate the benefits of Complete Streets for health equity, economic vitality, and other goals, as well as how to create a safe and inviting transportation network for everyone in the community, regardless of age, ability, income, race, health status, and mode of transportation.