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Get Your Kids Riding a Bicycle with Pedalheads Bike Camps in Ottawa

As with learning to walk, learning to ride a bicycle can involve a lot of stumbling, tumbling and getting back up. But once you’ve mastered it, it can seem as if it’s something you have always known how to do. At Pedalheads® Bike Camps, the instructors aim to provide their participants with exactly that sensation. An initiative that started in 1995 in Point Grey, British Columbia, Pedalheads® has expanded to locations across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Washington.

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Pedalheads Bike Camps

From training wheels to trails, Pedalheads® has safe, fun and challenging bike camps for children ages 2–12. During the last 20 years we have taught over 120,000 children to ride, using our own Pedalheads® teaching method, combined with small classes and exceptional instructors. Our comprehensive program opens up a world of opportunities for a lifetime of cycling.

Children are led by a group of passionate instructors that are well-versed in bicycle safety, teaching and having fun! Many children return year after year — working their way through the various levels, while building confidence and lasting relationships. In fact, some participants have grown up and returned to Pedalheads® as instructors, managers and administrators because their experience with the program as a child was so wonderful.

While Pedalheads® Camps are well-known for their ability to get young children off of their training wheels, we also provide a number of other programs for more advanced riders that teach important road safety rules and trail-riding techniques so that participants always feel safe and confident in their daily biking activities. Safe biking habits come from consistent practice and these different levels allow children to continue working on these skills while also enjoying the challenge of progressing through the program.

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Toddler Bike Camps (Age 2 +)

This camp is best suited for children who want to learn to ride but are not old enough for the Newbees level. These riders come with their trikes, ride-on toys, run bikes or bikes with training wheels and learn how to start, stop, steer and pedal as well as helmet and traffic safety

Half Day Bike Camps (Age 4 +)

Pedalheads® Half Day Camps feature two and a half hours of safety and bike proficiency instruction. From beginners in Level 1 to advanced riders in Level 8, we teach children the skills they need to succeed on the trails and on the streets.

All Day Bike Camps (Age 4 +)

Pedalheads® All Day Camps start with a two and a half hour level-appropriate Half Day Bike Camp and expands into a full day of bike-themed games and activities, plus an additional hour of extra riding practice.

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Fast Facts About Pedalheads bike camps:

Neighbourhoods: Camps located in Alta Vista, Nepean and Kanata

Upcoming Summer Camp Dates: Camps are offered weekly from end of June to end of August. They offer both AM, PM and All-Day camps. For more details visit their website!

Specialities: Helping children get off their training wheels, teaching important bike safety tips such as what to look for in a helmet, helping advanced riders learn the rules of the road, and trail riding.

Getting Involved: Pedalheads is always looking for instructors and volunteers to help out! Check out their website or shoot them an email at info@pedalheads.com for more information.

Please check the website for schedule details and more information about their camps!

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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Probably the private lesson for my 7 yr old as he can’t ride without training wheela and wouldn’t want to be in the rookie class with kids his sisters age.

  2. My son would love to go back and do level 3 pedalheads. He did the first level last year and learned to ride without training wheels 🙂 awesome program

  3. Would love the half day camp for my 8 year old to learn more about safety and better control on the bike….or for my 5 year old who is just about ready for to loose the training wheels.


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