Pedal Kids Ability Level Finder
Click through a few simple questions to find the right class for your child!


Kicking and gliding on a balance bike (no pedals). Able to stop by dragging feet and change direction by turning the handlebars.


Pedaling (without training wheels) on pavement and some very easy, flat, wide dirt trails.
Not yet confident cranking up hills and/or controlling speeds on downhills.


Able to climb and descend paved pathways/greenways. Comfortable modulating speeds on downhills.
Riding beginner rated mountain bike trails with moderate confidence – even a little bit of climbing / descending.
Handbrakes are required. Multi-speed bikes recommended.


Riding confidently on smooth, beginner and some intermediate rated singletrack trails.
Comfortable with short climbs and descents, cornering on small berms, and navigating rolling terrain with small table tops (with little to no jumping).
Confident with both slowing and stopping unexpectedly.
Handbrakes and multi-speed bikes are required. Front or full suspension recommended.

5+ PAW

Confident on all blue square / intermediate mountain bike trails and some black diamond / advanced trails.
Frequently catching air off jumps and landing in control.
Able to quickly anticipate changes in terrain by shifting gears, modulating both brakes, and moving their body independent from their bicycle to stay in control.
Sustained climbs are not a problem.
Must have graduated previous class or be signed off on by a coach.
Handbrakes, multi-speed bikes and front suspension are required.

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You can search for classes based on the answers above!

Currently on training wheels
Balance Bike

Wobbly Pedaler
No Training Wheels

Confident Pedaler on Pavement
Beginning to ride beginner mountain bike trails

Confident on beginner mountain bike trails.
Beginning to ride intermediate mountain bike trails.

Confident on intermediate mountain bike trails.
Comfortable hitting small to midsize jumps.