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100+ Bike Camps in Canada and US

Whether your child is on a balance bike, a tricycle, or has already mastered riding on two wheels, our incredible instructors help riders develop their bike and safety skills that can stay with them for life! Kids will also make new friends while doing fun activities.

Bike camp seasons

We run these bike camp programs:

Sign up for our email list to stay updated so you can reserve your child's spot as soon as registration opens!

Many of our sites offer full day camps, half day bike camps, and private lessons. You will see what is available when you register.

Enrichment

Active and effective camps that lay the foundation for a lifetime of biking.

Confidence

Innovative bike camps that help kids quickly shift from training wheels to two wheels.

Independence

Positive bike camps that teach kids the skills to ride on their own.

Advanced bike levels

Pedalheads is best known for getting kids off of training wheels. Once they can ride comfortably on two wheels, they can progress through our advanced levels where they will learn how to:

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.

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Pedalheads Trail Camps in Canada


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, and Ontario.

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!

Pedalheads Trail levels

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 8 to 15 too.

Novice (ages 4+)

Riders will explore nearby bike trails and paths.

Skills developed in this level include:

Junior (ages 7+)

Riders practice skills to help them prepare for intermediate and advanced trail rides.

Skills developed in this level include:

Intermediate (ages 8+)

Riders will be mountain biking on steep trails, log rides, and ladder bridges.

Skills developed in this level include:

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Advanced Pedalheads Trail Riding in British Columbia

BC is the only area that has an advanced level where riders with intermediate mountain biking skills go on steeper hills, log rides, ladder bridges, single-track trails, and more terrain on the mountain.

Some of the skills advanced trail riders will learn include:

Our bike instructors are a gear above the rest.

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

Combo Camps

Two camps mean double the fun. Build on your child's skills with one of our combo camps.

  • Bike + Swim

    Only offered in Vancouver and Burnaby, this combo combines a half-day bike camp with a two-hour swim camp
    ― a combination that is a must-do for any kid's summer.

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  • Bike + Sport

    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

FAQs about our bike camps

1) What do I need to bring?

Bike camp

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:

2) What age can I register for bike riding lessons near me and how long are your bike camps?

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*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 three and turning four in the calendar year, kids can participate in camp if they are accompanied by a caregiver for the duration of the program. For questions regarding this new policy, please contact us at info@pedalheads.com or at 1.888.886.6464.

3) What if I put my child in the wrong level?

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.

4) Where are your bike camps located?

We are in several cities in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, and Illinois. Visit our Find a Camp page to discover a location near you.

5) My child has special needs. Can we still enroll?

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.

6) What happens when it rains or is incredibly hot or humid?

We run rain or shine! That said, we take precautions to ensure the kids are safe given the weather.

For Hot and Humid Days

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.

For Rainy Days

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.

7) What if my child has medical concerns?

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.

8) How do I know what size bike to bring?

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.

9) Do you have daily bike storage, or can I leave my bike overnight?

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.

10) Do you offer multi-child or sibling discounts?

Unfortunately, we do not offer any multi-child or sibling discounts currently.

11) What if I miss a class?

Bike

Given the short duration of our camps, we do not offer make-up classes for our bike camps.

Swim

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.

Sport

Like our bike camps, given the short duration of our camps, we do not offer make-up classes for our sport camps.

12) What happened to the name Pedalheads Mountain Biking?
The Pedalheads Mountain Biking program was created in 2007. As riders explored through more diverse routes, we changed the program name to Pedalheads Trail. This is a better reflection of the kind of rides most of the kids will do.

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