Pre-K Buddy Pegs - Where the Journey Begins

Self-Confidence | Resilience | Social Skills | Lifelong Family Adventures on Bikes
Starting at 2 years old

Embedded Preschool Programming

Classes RIGHT in your child’s school!

Designed to ignite your child’s biking journey by weaving play-based challenges and exciting games into our unique curriculum. 

With certified coaches leading the way, we’ll teach the fundamentals of balance without training wheels, the art of braking using handbrakes, pedaling with confidence, and SO much more!

Registration will take place through your child’s school.
Current Locations: Bentonville Preparatory, Bright Harbor School, First School of First United Presbyterian Church, ANH Montessori School, Little Einstein Montessori School, Goddard School of Rogers, Goddard School of Bentonville, Little Sunshine Playhouse, and ReWild The Child NWA.

Interested in bringing Buddy Pegs to your school?
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Pre-K Bike Club

Ages: 3-5 year-olds

90 minute classes for 3-5 year-olds who are ready to ride!

Whether your little one is taking the first pedal strokes or ready to conquer new challenges, our Thursday Night Bike Club provides the perfect opportunity for them to embark on their mountain biking journey.

We’ll focus on building foundational skills needed for safe riding, emphasizing the joy of being outdoors and respecting nature. Our dedicated Buddy Pegs Coaches guide them through exciting activities to develop their confidence on two wheels.

Kiddos that are still working on potty training will need a grown up to ride with them

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Private Lessons

All Ages

Not ready for a group class? No problem.

Our Buddy Pegs Private Lessons are custom tailored to meet your family’s needs. Whether learning to pedal, developing more riding skills, or simply working to overcome a little fear or shyness, our coaches would love to personally work with your kiddo, or together as a family.

Location: We offer private lessons in a number of different locations to make it as convenient as possible for you.

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Watson's Pre-K Learn To Pedal Series

3, 4, & 5 year-olds

Help children who are ready to pedal learn safely
Maintain children’s love of bikes throughout the pedaling learning curve
Reduce stress or pressure to perform
Develop pedaling, turning, & braking bicycle skills
Social Emotional Learning skills developed: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, & Responsible Decision Making


  1. At least 3 years-old
  2. Gliding confidently
  3. Child must want to pedal – we do not force pedaling at this age 🙂
3 year old child learning how to ride a bicycle

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Enroll your 18mos to 4 year old child to one class at a time at least 24 hours in advance.

Space is limited and Members have first access to sign ups each month.

Great for traveling families or kiddos looking to just try it out and see what a Buddy Pegs class is all about.

Parent or guardian required for all Pre-K Buddy Pegs classes

All Buddy Pegs Pre-K programs are designed with two goals in mind:
1) Help our youngest adventurers develop a love of bicycles
2) Teach adults how to play with your kids on bikes so you can easily be an adventure family

Pre-K Parent FAQs

Buddy Pegs Pro Parent Tip:
No worries, we hear that all the time and assure you it is very common.
In our Buddy Pegs classes, we let all students know right away that 1) training wheels aren’t allowed and 2) we will help all students safely master their balance first, before we start thinking about adding pedals.
We first remove the pedals and training wheels, turning their pedal bike into a balance bike.
Once we get them confidently gliding, the pedals come easily. We got this!

Buddy Pegs Pro Parent Tip:
Yup, again, no worries, we hear that all the time and assure you it is very common. But what is also very common is that almost all kids love biking once it is introduced the right way. “How did you get my child to love biking in one class?”, is what we often hear. And hey, it’s not magic. We simply combine the right environment (fun, no pressure, kids of the same ability level), great coaches, and the right equipment. The magic comes from inside each child when they get a taste of the unique feeling of freedom on two wheels. Oh… and don’t beat yourself up if this isn’t working at home – it can be really hard to do as the “parent/coach” 🙂

Buddy Pegs Pro Parent Tip:
Heck yes! However… we need to let you know that many of the bikes bought from a department store are built with outdated geometry that makes it hard to learn to balance without training wheels. The main issue is that they are simply too tall for a child to put their feet on the ground.
If your child’s bike looks like the ones below, put the seat all the way down and make sure your kiddo can put their feet flat on the ground. Having the ability to catch themselves with their feet when they begin to tip over is how they develop safe balancing skills.

Bike coach with young children on bikes in a bike class