Pedalheads®, a children’s bike summer camp founded in Canada that has worked with 200,000 kids, expanded into the United States in the Pacific Northwest in 2014 and is adding locations in Denver and Chicago this year. Beginning this summer, Pedalheads is offering local children an opportunity to learn to ride with both half-day and full-day camp opportunities. With the addition of the three new locations in Denver, Pedalheads now has 75 locations in North America.
Weeklong camps will begin the week of June 5, 2017 and run through the week of July 31, 2017 at three Denver area locations:
• Stapleton :: Denver Discovery School, 3480 Syracuse St.
• Belcaro :: Knight Center for Early Education, 3245 E. Exposition Ave.
• Hampden South :: Southmoor Elementary School, 3755 S. Magnolia Way
Pedalheads® camps are available for children ages 3-10 of various skill levels. Children of all ages enjoy Pedalheads as they have the freedom to ride their bikes in a controlled environment. Parents’ of the younger kids, are especially drawn to the Pedalheads® camps as they are responsible for teaching children, as young as three, to ride on two-wheels in just one short week.
The Program: All Pedalheads® one-week programs involve learning important techniques: skills are broken down into progressive, manageable chunks. The children are placed in small, age-appropriate groups. Equipment is heavily utilized, and children are encouraged to play safe, stay hydrated, keep cool and have fun! A typical Pedalheads day begins with a warm-up, followed by a series of games that are specially designed to help the kids practice and improve their various cycling skills.
Balance Bikers / Trikes ‘N’ Trainers (TNT)
Age: 3 year olds
Duration: 60-minute program
Kids in this program learn to be active and improve basic skills, increasing their comfort levels on their bikes. Skills such as: bike handling, steering, stopping, and riding up and down hills, are learned while having fun and building confidence. In this fun, educational, and active class, kids improve their riding skills, balance and coordination by participating in a variety of biking games, obstacle courses, group rides, and all while riding on various terrains and slopes. They also learn bike safety basics and parts of the bike, as well as enjoying other bike-related activities such as bike wash and biking stories, keeping the kids engaged and energized throughout each class.
Age: 3-10 year olds
Duration: Half or full day programs
Cost: Half-day camp is $219, full-day camp is $469
Private lessons are also available for students at any skill level for $239 for an hour of one-on-one instruction.
The Pedalheads bike camp experience provides children with the right environment, trained instructors, small groups, and prepares them for the road. Kids as young as three learn to ride without training wheels upon completion of the camp while older kids master gear shifting, road safety and mountain biking.
For more information about the program, visit pedalheads.com.