Summer Camps For Kids In Calgary: Pedalheads

Summer Camp at Pedalheads

Pedalheads and Heroheads Summer Bike Camps For Kids In Calgary

Set your child on the path to a lifelong love of riding! You’ll be amazed at how quickly your child picks up the skills to be safe and competent on their bike. From training wheels to trails, Pedalheads has safe, fun and challenging bike camps for children aged 2-12.

Since 1995 Pedalheads have taught over 200,000 children to ride, using the Pedalheads® teaching method, combined with small classes and exceptional instructors. My boys have been going for the past 3 summers, and have left pedaling away with smiles each season.

Locations: Various parks around the city

When: Weekly full-day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and half-day (9:30 a.m. to noon / 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) camps all summer.

What: Pedalheads is a chance for kids aged 2 to teen, to learn to ride, learn to ride better, and learn the rules of the road. Full day and half day camps mix cycling lessons with stories, games, and songs. New this year is a Heroheads/Pedalheads combo where half the day is spent on the bike and half the day is doing superhero / agility / ninja games!

Registration $175 for weekly half day, $329 for weekly full day.

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There are many levels of Pedalheads programs to make sure your child is in a place where they can succeed. Here’s how my boys learned to ride over the course of a week at Pedalheads.

It starts with Riding Rookies as young as 2 yrs old and moves through trikes, balance bikes, and then getting on their own on two wheels through 8 levels of programming.

Newbees are riders who cannot yet ride a two-wheeler independently, and still require assistance from either their training wheels or an individual. Newbees will learn how to pedal, steer and brake, and if they are ready, learn to balance and ride on two wheels!

Advanced Newbees are riders who can balance and pedal a two-wheeler without assistance, but still need a light push to start, or assistance to stop.

Level 3 Pedalheads® are competent riders with the fundamental skills to start, stop and ride independently.  In this level, kids will continue to practice and improve their steering skills, bike control and their ability to ride in a grou

An Advanced Pedalheads® rider should be able to ride in a straight line for at least 20 meters (75ft), do a shoulder check, and hold a hand signal for 3 seconds while maintaining their straight line riding.

Gearheads are riders who are very comfortable on their bikes, have mastered the fundamental skills of braking, steering and control, and are able to ride safely on quiet residential roads.

Treadheads will complete a minimum 1½ hour ride and will be able to steadily ride up small hills.

Shockheads are competent riders who are able to ride on the road (using hand signals and shoulder checks), and have been introduced to skills applicable for mountain biking (hover position, trail riding up and down hills).

Crankhead riders will be able to demonstrate all the skills identified in the previous levels, including hand signals, shoulder checks, use of gears, front and rear wheel lifts, and have experience riding on the road in light traffic.

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In addition to the Pedalheads program there is also a fun Heroheads program for active kids. In Heroheads, kids 4-8 yrs old participate in body movement exercises to hone their superhero skills.

HeroheadsThe program is designed to allow children the opportunity to practice the Heroheads Super 7 Skills, which are based off of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD):

– Locomotion (run, jump, skip and climb)
– Agility
– Throwing
– Catching
– Balance
– Kicking
– Hand-eye coordination

Upon completion of the week long program, they are presented with their cape and mask to cement their status as Heroheads!

Disclosure: Pedalheads is a brand partner of The Blog According to Buzz.

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