Mom's Historic Postcards Bicycle Tour

A leisurely ride through Downtown, Penn Valley and Liberty Memorial. Go back in time and visit the landmarks that made Kansas City unique. Imagine how the city has grown and changed over the past 125 years or so. We will be able to see images, talk about the history of the post cards and compare/contrast with today. 

Short rides between stops and short stories, lots of fun. 

Bring your bike and helmet. Be ready to ride in some traffic and make stops often. Some hills. Expect an overall time of two hours and about 10 miles of riding. 


Downtown Loop - 4 miles

  1. Start at Center for Architecture & Design / 18th and McGee
  2. Kansas city hall / 12th and Oak
  3. Bryant building / 12th and Grand
  4. Petticoat Lane / 12th and Walnut
  5. Commerce Bank / 10th and Grand
  6. New York Life / 9th and Baltimore
  7. Case Park, Coates Drive / 10th and Jefferson
  8. Muehlebach Hotel / 12th and Baltimore
  9. Municipal Auditorium / 13th and Wyandotte
  10. KC Power and Light / 14th and Baltimore
  11. President Hotel / 14th and Baltimore

Penn Valley / Liberty Memorial Loop - 5 miles

  1. Union Station / Pershing @ Main
  2. US Post Office / Pershing Road
  3. Liberty Memorial 
  4. Penn Valley Lake / 27th and Broadway
  5. The Scout / 30th and Penn Dr
  6. Pioneer Mother Monument / 28th and Kessler Rd
  7. Hospital Hill / 23rd and Holmes

Limited to 12 attendees.



This is an in-person event. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination, along with proof of identification.
KC Design Week will also be observing all mask mandates from the CDC and in Kansas City, MO, where all of the events will be held. 

Additional information regarding general event information and check-in process will be emailed directed to registrants 24 hours before the event.

Saturday, September 11
$15 + fees in advance
10:00am - 12:00pm

Kirk Gastinger, FAIA 

is an avid cyclist and supporter of urban discovery of Kansas City's neighborhoods, local coffee shops and breweries. He gives back to the community through several volunteer programs and organizations including AIAKC, Starlight Theatre, Horizon Academy, Charlotte Street Foundation, BikeWalkKC and CUBE [Center for Understanding the Built Environment]. 

He is also Partner Emeritus from GastingerWalker& Architects, which he helped found in 1981. Kirk is a graduate of KSU. Most of all he enjoys time with his spouse, Joan [40 years!], travel, cycling and pickleball friends and family.