Learn to Bike this Summer with Pedalheads! (+ Giveaway)

Biking camps in Alberta

If you are looking for a day camp idea in Edmonton, St. Albert or Calgary we seriously suggest that you take a look at Pedalheads! Whether your child is just learning how to ditch the training wheels or you need a fun activity for your child(ren) so that you can ALL have a break this summer- this is it!

I’m speaking from experience here, my son tried Pedalheads for the first time last year and he went from not being able to even pedal a bike with training wheels (he had spent 2 years prior on a balance bike) to riding a 2 wheeler sans training wheels in less than 2 classes! He hasn’t slowed down since, and my husband and I get to enjoy the fun part- riding as a family instead of managing the tears and fear.

Biking camps in alberta

A few reasons why I think Pedalheads camps are so successful:

  • The instructors are quality! All of the instructors on site were knowledgable and comfortable working with kids in a way that made them feel ok with taking risks.
  • They played. There were a lot of play and games incorporated into the daily activities. The kids got to “drive their cars” on special routes and even finished the week with a bike parade where they decorated their own bikes. Fun = Learning!
  • They learned that having a bike is a responsibility. During the week bike care is taught. The kids are expected to learn about parts of their bikes, how to maintain it as well as store it. This, to me, is just as important as learning how to ride.
  • Safety is paramount. At Pedalheads there is a big focus on bike safety. Based on the age group they are in, kids learn about signals, rules of the road, navigating different surfaces, etc.
  • The classes are small. Your child will get the one on one attention that they need to develop skills in a comfortable environment, without being overwhelmed with a huge group.
  • There is always room for a challenge. By the end of the week, my son’s group was working on riding up ramps! As soon as a child had mastered a skill they would be given something else to try.

Biking camps in Alberta

There’s multiple levels to choose from, so you can find the perfect fit based on your needs or progress through them all! Kids can start Pedalheads programs while riding a trike or balance bike and move into Level One where they learn to get rid of the training wheels, Level Two where they learn to start and stop on their own and progress all the way up to Level Eight (Crankheads) where they become proficient with gears, riding in light traffic and trips up to 1.5 hours! If you have a child who is ready to take on the trails there is also Pedalheads Mountain Biking program (in certain locations) to develop skills in a supervised environment. Regardless of which level you choose there is a focus on safety and each class promises to be small and engaging.

We should also mention that Pedalheads isn’t JUST about biking! In Alberta kids can register for the Heroheads Program, which focuses on multi sport development with a superhero twist. Participants will be busy exploring baseball, soccer, archery, dance, football and more with carefully designed skills and sport challenges. The weeklong camp culminates with the exciting ‘Rescue Race’ which puts their skills to the test all while working with the superhero theme!

Sports camps in Alberta

Win a Week Long Pedalheads Camp!

We are excited to be able to GIVEAWAY a half day week-long camp to one lucky winner in Alberta this year! Just follow the instructions via the Rafflecopter Widget below!
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We can not wait for our camp to start this year! Keep an eye on our social media feeds where we will be sharing our experiences:)

Every Day Girl

Bike camps in Alberta

*This post was sponsored by Pedalheads. As always, all opinions are our own.

 

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31 Comments

  • Tanya Gil

    To pedal on his own! He likes being pushed around and refuses to pedal on his own 😖

    May 16, 2018 at 10:56 am Reply
  • Jena Rubottom

    I would like my daughter to learn confidence & balance!

    May 16, 2018 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Allison O’Grady

    I would love for my oldest to learn how to confidently ride a two wheeler. And I’d love my youngest to learn to ride with training wheels.

    May 16, 2018 at 8:45 pm Reply
  • Amber Smith

    I would love for my daughter to improve her maneuvering skills – thanks for the opportunity to win!

    May 16, 2018 at 8:53 pm Reply
  • Ashley R

    I would love help this year getting my child from a balance bike to a two wheeler or have my older son learn the rules of the road as well as safety practices.

    May 16, 2018 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • Monica Marchand

    My son needs to learn how to pedal more and not be afraid!

    May 16, 2018 at 9:34 pm Reply
  • Joan Chan

    To ride a bike without training wheels

    May 16, 2018 at 9:45 pm Reply
  • Danielle

    I would love my son to learn more about bike safety as well as trail riding.

    May 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm Reply
  • Raelene

    Would love for my son to get off his training wheels so we can do family bike rides.

    May 16, 2018 at 10:07 pm Reply
  • Nicole M

    My son has never learned to ride a bike. So I would love for him to learn the basics.

    May 16, 2018 at 10:46 pm Reply
  • Lindsay Gerein

    Would love my son to learn to ride his bike!

    May 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm Reply
  • Tricia Knisley

    I would love for my son to learn how to ride without training wheels. I heard Pedalheads is amazing at this!

    May 16, 2018 at 11:08 pm Reply
  • Jeanie

    I would love for Jack to learn how to ride with more confidence, or for Vie to learn more about road safety and gain confidence as well!

    May 17, 2018 at 6:22 am Reply
  • Amy Scherdtel

    I’d like my daughter to be confident enough to try letting go of the training wheels! And more about bike safety too.

    May 17, 2018 at 8:22 am Reply
  • Natasha

    I would love for my 4 year old to be able to ride a bike without training wheels.

    May 17, 2018 at 1:38 pm Reply
  • Carly H

    This would be perfect for my daughter!

    May 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Harmony

    Hurray for Pedalheads! Our kiddos loved camp last summer. Big bro learned to ride without training wheels and I hope little sis does the same this year!

    May 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm Reply
  • Daina

    My kids could just jump on their bikes and ride with no pushes!

    May 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm Reply
  • Cristina R.

    I would like my son to build more confidence in his riding. He went to one of the Pedalheads camps last year, he had so much fun, and learned to ride with no training wheels, but then lost his confidence and is afraid to start biking again.

    May 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Christine T

    My daughter got a balance bike for her birthday. I would like for her to learn how to use it.

    May 17, 2018 at 10:12 pm Reply
  • Krista

    I would love for my 4 year old to ride independently! The training wheels are his safety net.

    May 18, 2018 at 6:38 am Reply
  • Mekaila

    Great blog post. I was just looking into these camps the other day.

    May 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • Angela

    I want my children to learn a love of cycling.

    May 18, 2018 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • Sheena

    Would love for my son to learn how to feel comfortable on his bike.

    May 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Vanita Sahni

    For my son to be as confident on his pedalbike as he is on his run bike.

    May 19, 2018 at 9:54 pm Reply
  • Kim Carriere

    I would love for my son to attend one of their camps and learn to ride with no training wheels and have more confidence riding!

    May 20, 2018 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • Amanda

    This was really informative. I always assumed their camps were only to lose training wheels. So excited to look into the Mountain Biking Program for my (really tall) six year old. He’s starting on his first mountain bike and has a bit of shaken confidence after a bad crash two weeks ago.

    May 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm Reply
  • Krystina Langston

    I’d love my eldest to learn confidence on bikes, and maybe even ditch training wheels!

    May 22, 2018 at 7:50 am Reply
  • Nicole Baldwin

    I would love for my daughter to be able to ride a bike without training wheels this summer

    May 22, 2018 at 11:05 am Reply
  • a

    I want my little one to be riding confidently on her own!

    May 22, 2018 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • Amanda

    I want my little one to be able to ride confidently on her own!

    May 22, 2018 at 10:13 pm Reply
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