Do you remember racing around the neighbourhood on your bike as a kid? The joys of summertime increased exponentially as you navigated your very own form of transportation. As parents, it’s exciting to see our kids make their own summertime memories that include ample amounts of bike riding. This summer, you can help your children grow in their bike riding skills and ability with the help of Pedalheads Bike and Trail Camps. Pedalheads is best known for helping children get off training wheels and safely ride on the road by way of small class sizes, a safety-first mentality, and some of the best instructors in the business. Since 1995, they have helped over 500,000 kids ages 2-12 get active through their renowned bike camps.
Make this summer an unforgettable one for your child with a week at Pedalheads Bike Camp. From the littlest campers (age 2) to the big kids (up to age 12), there’s a camp for every bike skill level. Younger kids (age 2-4) can take part in camps that introduce them to bike riding with balance bikes, tricycles, or bikes with training wheels. Little ones will learn basic bicycle safety, how to steer, turn, and stop, and have fun navigating a “racecourse”!
The Level 1 Newbees camp — for ages 4 and up — is the most popular camp in the Pedalheads program. This is the camp where many kids learn to ride their two-wheel bikes without training wheels. Pedalheads has a proven track record of getting most kids off training wheels within a week!
Once your child knows how to ride a two-wheel bike, there is a whole line-up of camp options for them to choose from. Advance levels cover bike safety, how to use gear shifts, and an introduction to trail-riding skills. These advance levels even help your child work on bicycling endurance so they can go on longer rides. Think about all those long family bike rides you can take together!
Convenient morning and afternoon camps offer an option to add before and after-camp care to make it more accommodating for families. Pedalheads also offers full-day camps in select locations for a jam-packed day of fun and learning, with before and after-camp care options also available.
For kiddos looking to ride their bike on great adventures, Pedalheads Trail is a great option! As with the Pedalheads Bike programs, these camps are offered in a variety of levels. Kids as young as 4 can participate in Pedalheads Trail camps as long as they are able to independently ride a two-wheel bike with no training wheels.
As they explore local bike trails, kids will learn trail etiquette and build their stamina for riding. In the beginner Trail levels, kids will explore riding on different surfaces and terrains. In the upper levels, kids will learn more advanced trail-riding maneuvers and learn how to tackle tougher trails. Of course, all of this instruction happens with an emphasis on putting safety first.
The folks at Pedalheads are working extra hard to make sure that this summer’s camps are as safe as they are fun with their robust health and safety plan. For 2022, they’ll be continuing with their Covid Safety protocols to ensure a safe environment for all camp participants.
Registration is Now Open!
You can register for Pedalheads Summer Camps online through the Pedalheads website or by calling 1-888-886-6464. Visit the website for site-specific information, locations, and maps. Keep up with Pedalheads news through their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds.
Pedalheads® Summer Camps:
When: After-school week-long camps running May – June in select locations; Summer week-long camps running June – August
Where: Various locations in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Spruce Grove. See details on the location page.