Pedalheads is a learn-to-ride bike camp known for taking kids from training wheels to two wheels. We combine a fun group setting with specialized equipment, tailored cycling lessons, and incredible instructors to build confidence and get some of the most tentative kids biking on their own. We also offer advanced bike lessons that focus on road safety, including exciting trail riding camps.
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Active and effective camps that lay the foundation for a lifetime of biking.
Innovative bike camps that help kids quickly shift from training wheels to two wheels.
Positive bike camps that teach kids the skills to ride on their own.
We combine a fun group setting with specialized equipment, tailored cycling lessons, and incredible instructors to build confidence and get some of the most tentative kids biking on their own.
Whether your child is on a balance bike, a tricycle, or has already mastered riding on two wheels, we have classes designed to teach them at their comfort level and build their skills.EXPLORE LEVELS
Kids have so much fun trail riding because they go on an adventure through varied paths in nature! Depending on the camp, kids could be riding along a river and through beautiful forests with a group in a safe and supervised environment. Pedalheads Trail is available in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Colorado.
Pedalheads Trail is carving out paths in new cities every year. Sign up to stay updated so you can secure your child's spot as soon as registration opens!
Our Pedalheads Trail program focuses on the development of various trail-riding skills for kids ages 4 to 8. We have an intermediate level for kids ages 9 to 15 too.
Riders will explore local areas by riding on fun and varied bike trails and paths.
Skills developed include:
Riders practice skills to help them prepare for advanced trail rides.
Skills developed include:
Riders will be mountain biking on steep trails, log rides, and ladder bridges.
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One of the main reasons we've seen so much success at our bike camps is because of our incredible instructors. We find staff who have a knack for creating extraordinary bonds with the kids and who have a genuine desire to see them succeed. By keeping our instructor-to-children ratios low, we're able to build trust with the kids and provide a more memorable camp experience for each child.
"The best part about working at Pedalheads for sure has to be the kids. Just coming in day in and day out hanging around them, teaching them how to bike -- it makes my day. It's amazing!"
— Mohamed, Bike Instructor
Two camps mean double the fun. Build on your child's skills with one of our combo camps.
Can't decide? Get the best of both worlds by combining our popular bike and sport camps to make a memorable all-day camp that lasts the entire week. With this camp, you can also add before and after care.Find a combo program
All-day campers also need to bring a lunch, extra snacks, and a change of clothes.
Download the parent handbook for more detailed information.
Additional items for trail riding camp:
*Exception to the above - Due to the Ontario camp legislation, kids registering for any of our half-day, all-day, or combo camp options in Ontario are required to be four by the first day camp starts. If they are 3 and turning 4 in the calendar year, but not age 4 by the camp start date, kids can participate in only in half day camps accompanied by a caregiver for the duration of the program. For questions regarding this new policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1.888.886.6464.
There will be an assessment period done on Monday and kids will be moved to the appropriate level at this point. Regardless of the level we will always strive to provide additional support to challenge your child through the entirety of the program. If you have any concerns about this, be sure to chat with the on-site manager (in green) during your camp or call our office at 1.888.886.6464.
See our Find a Camp page to discover a location near you. We run bike camps in these areas:CANADA Alberta
Joyful activity is for everyone! We would love to have your child at camp. We take great pride in being an inclusive program. That said, we don’t provide our instructors with training to work with children with special needs. To ensure all children in the class are receiving the necessary support, it’s required that they attend with an aide. Please clearly indicate your child’s history and applicable notes during your registration or give the office a call to explain your situation.
In order to ensure a safe and positive experience for all children, if a child requires special attention but attends without an aide, we’ll request that a parent or caregiver participate in class with them. If this is not possible, we will ask the family to supply an aide for the child to attend in another week.
Children of varying abilities are invited to join a group or private lessons, depending on their specific needs and learning styles. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about the options available.
We run rain or shine! That said, we take precautions to ensure the kids are safe given the weather.
Regular water breaks (10- to 20-min intervals) Regular shade breaks for snack time and for off-bike skill practice, like safety training. In the event of a heat advisory, we may move inside to do bike safety activities or group games designed to continue improving the biking safety knowledge and awareness of the children.
If it looks like it’s going to rain, please send your child with the following:
There is no indoor riding space, so all children will be riding outside. In the event of a particularly bad storm, we may opt to set up bike safety activities, practice off-bike skills, or other fun games undercover as a break from the weather.
Your child’s health and safety are of paramount importance to us. Please let us know if your child has any medical concerns. Small or large, significant or possibly irrelevant, we want to know. It’s always best to have more knowledge of everyone’s history.
We also ask for an emergency phone number in the off-chance that we need to make a call.
Biking specifications vary depending on your child's skill level. For all bikes, they should be structurally sound with no broken parts or wires that may impair safety. Check the brakes and the steering of your child’s bike before coming to camp.
Special tips for shopping for beginners (Level 1 Newbees & Level 2 Advanced Newbees):
Older kids who know how to ride may want to explore a bike with gears, which is necessary if they wish to participate in Level 5 Gearheads and up, or our Pedalheads Trail Riding intermediate levels.
Pedalheads does not have bike storage and recommends bringing your bike to camp and back home each day. If you decide to lock up your child’s bike on or near our site, we cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.
Unfortunately, we do not offer any multi-child or sibling discounts currently.
Given the short duration of our camps, we do not offer make-up classes for our bike camps.
You may schedule up to one make-up lesson. Due to the busy nature of our pools, make-up classes are not guaranteed and are based on availability. Please note, the make-up class must be completed within the session as they do not transfer to new sessions. Private students who would like to make up a missed class will do so in regular group classes.
To try to book a make-up class, please give our office a call at 604.874.6464 (toll free: 1.888.886.6464) during the week you're interested in booking in. We schedule make-up classes on a weekly basis to ensure all families have a fair chance of completing the make-up class.
Like our bike camps, given the short duration of our camps, we do not offer make-up classes for our sport camps.