Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is Urban Hikers?
A: Urban Hikers is a community initiative focused on exploring cities on foot. We organize guided walks, promote mental health, and foster a deeper connection to urban environments through exploration and educational programming.

Q: Who founded Urban Hikers?
A: Urban Hikers was founded by Vanny, Abdi, Touré, a filmmaker duo, idea generator, and community builder with a passion for walking and urban exploration.

Q: What is the mission of Urban Hikers?
A: Our mission is to enhance urban living through exploration, media creation, and educational programming. We aim to promote mental health, well-being, and a deeper connection to urban environments.

Q: How can I join Urban Hikers?
A: You can join Urban Hikers by signing up on our website or attending one of our scheduled walks. Follow us on social media for updates on upcoming events.

 Walks and Events

Q: How often are walks organized?
A: Walks are organized weekly, with special events and themed walks held monthly. Check our website or social media for the latest schedule.

Q: What should I bring to a walk?
A: We recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes, water, a hat or sunscreen, and a small backpack for personal items. If you have any medical conditions, please bring necessary medications.

Q: Are the walks suitable for all fitness levels?
A: Yes, our walks are designed to be inclusive and suitable for all fitness levels. We offer different types of walks, from leisurely strolls to more challenging routes.

Q: Can I bring my dog on a walk?
A: Yes, well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome on our walks unless specified otherwise for specific events.

Q: Do you offer private or corporate walks?
A: Yes, we offer customized private walks and corporate team-building experiences. Contact us for more information and to book a session.

 Membership and Pricing

Q: Is there a membership fee to join Urban Hikers?
A: Basic membership is free, which includes access to our weekly walks and community events. We also offer premium memberships with additional benefits, such as exclusive events, merchandise discounts, and personalized walk plans.

Q: What are the benefits of a premium membership?
A: Premium members receive access to exclusive events, discounts on merchandise, personalized walk plans, and early registration for special walks and workshops.

Q: How can I upgrade to a premium membership?
A: You can upgrade to a premium membership through our website. Simply log in to your account and follow the prompts to upgrade.

 Safety and Health

Q: What safety measures are in place during walks?
A: Safety is our top priority. We provide first aid kits, brief participants on the route and potential hazards, and ensure that all walks are led by experienced guides. We also encourage walkers to stay hydrated and wear appropriate clothing.

Q: What if I have a medical condition?
A: Please inform us of any medical conditions when you register for a walk. We recommend bringing any necessary medications and ensuring you are physically comfortable with the walk’s difficulty level.

Q: How do you promote mental health through walking?
A: Walking has been shown to improve mental health by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Our walks provide a supportive community, opportunities for mindfulness, and the benefits of physical activity and fresh air.

 Urban Hikers Web App

Q: What features does the Urban Hikers app offer?
A: Our app offers personalized walk plans, progress tracking, gamification, social features, integration with wearable devices, and content creation tools.

Q: How can I download the Urban Hikers app?
A: The app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play. Search for "Urban Hikers" and follow the installation instructions.

Q: Can I track my walks with the app?
A: Yes, the app allows you to track your walks, set goals, and monitor your progress over time.

 Community and Contributions

Q: How can I contribute to the Urban Hikers community?
A: There are many ways to contribute, including volunteering as a walk leader, sharing your experiences on social media, donating to support our programs, and participating in community events.

Q: How can I share my experience with Urban Hikers?
A: Share your photos, stories, and feedback on social media using the hashtag UrbanHikers. You can also submit testimonials and reviews on our website.

Q: Are there opportunities for collaboration or sponsorship?
A: Yes, we welcome collaboration and sponsorship opportunities. Please contact us to discuss how we can work together.

 Special Programs and Initiatives

Q: What is "Why We Walk Wednesday"?
A: "Why We Walk Wednesday" is a weekly initiative dedicated to promoting walking culture across America. Each Wednesday, Urban Hikers hosts special walks and events in various cities to encourage people to explore their urban environments.

Q: Can I suggest a route or theme for a walk?
A: Absolutely! We encourage community input and are always open to suggestions for new routes and themes. Please contact us with your ideas.

Q: What is the Urban Hikers merchandise store?
A: Our merchandise store offers a variety of items related to urban exploration, including clothing, accessories, and gear to enhance your walking experience. Check our website for the latest offerings.

 Additional Support

Q: How can I contact Urban Hikers for more information?
A: You can contact us through our website’s contact form, email us at, or reach out to us on social media. We’re here to help!

Q: Where can I find more information about upcoming events?
A: Visit our website’s events page or follow us on social media for the latest updates on upcoming walks and events.

Q: Do you offer gift memberships or gift cards?
A: Yes, we offer gift memberships and gift cards. These make great presents for friends and family who love walking and exploring cities.

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"Urban Hikers is more than a community; it's a movement that transforms the simple act of walking into a journey of discovery, mental wellness, and connection with the soul of the city. Each step taken with Urban Hikers is a step towards understanding our urban landscapes, fostering unity, and embracing the rhythm of life on foot."