Bring The Best Youth Bike Programs To Your Town

Pedal Kids USA | Tour



We believe that riding a bicycle has the power to transform
children,
families,
and communities.

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Ditch The Training Wheels Tour '24

Pedal Kids Coaches teaching a child to ride a bike
Child in learn to pedal bicycle class with thumbs up excited

What is the Tour?

Pedal Kids USA, the leaders in youth bike education, bring expert bicycle coaching to your town for a temporary residency offering:

  • Learn To Pedal classes and camps
  • Balance Bike Classes
  • Community Bike Events
  • Coach training workshops


Our certified coaches make learning to ride a bike a fun and joyful adventure within our unique Bicycle Playgrounds that transform ordinary community spaces into exciting learning areas that kids of all ages absolutely love!

  • Proprietary Learn to Pedal curriculum
  • Modular ramps and bicycle playground equipment
  • A whole lotta STOKE


Transform your child’s biking experience as they master pedaling on two wheels, make new friends, and create lasting memories.

Who is it for?

Perfect for kids aged 2-10 years old, who are currently riding a balance bike or not yet riding without training wheels.

Our Learn To Pedal programs and community events provide a fun and adventurous way to develop essential bicycle & life skills while exploring the great outdoors.

Don’t miss this opportunity for your child to ditch the training wheels and ride with joy!

What is a residency week?

Two Pedal Kids coaches arrive in your town bringing with them everything needed to activate kids in your community on bikes including: cones and ropes to create a safe riding area, low to the ground ramps and other rideable features, demo bikes, helmets, and all the other supplies needed to create a magical experience. The team of coaches run a minimum of 3 hours of bicycle classes, camps, and community events each day for preschool and elementary age kids.

How can I bring Pedal Kids to my town?

Anyone can bring our Pedal Kids Tour to their town:

Bike Shops – looking to grow the next generation of riders and positively impact their local community

Community Centers / Parks & Rec Departments / Boys & Girls Clubs /YMCAs / or other youth centers – looking to expand their outdoor education activities to include bicycles

Preschools – looking to see how bicycles can positively impact the first 5 years of a child’s life and build core SEL skills

PTOs & Elementary Schools – looking to increase physical fitness and connection to the outdoors in their students

Military Bases – looking for a unique and impactful activity for on-base kids or ways to activate on-base families in outdoor recreation

Home School and Co-op groups – looking for outdoor-based physical education curriculum

Do you want to see more kids on bikes in your community but don’t know how. We can help!

What We Provide

  • 1 vehicle with all the Bicycle Playground equipment and small fleet of demo bikes/helmets
  • 2 certified, professional Pedal Kids Coaches
  • 4 or 5 days of unique, fun, exhilarating, and memorable youth bike programs
  • 2 hours of youth bike coach training for local educators
  • Countless high fives and bottomless stoke

What You Provide

  • Residency fee to cover the costs of the program (based on region)*
  • Housing for our Coaches
  • Community space for our Bicycle Playground
  • Publicity

 

* You are welcome to charge participating families to cover or offset your costs

At our programs, each child will:

  • Build Confidence & Independence:
    We help children develop essential life skills, such as problem-solving and decision-making, as they navigate their way through the exciting world of cycling.
  • Foster Friendships & Teamwork:
    Learn the value of collaboration and create lasting friendships with their peers, while conquering new skills.
  • Learn from Expert Coaches:
    Our highly-trained and experienced coaches provide personalized guidance to help your child build their biking skills, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Develop a Love for the Outdoors:
    By participating in our camps, your child will gain a deep appreciation for nature and the importance of preserving our environment, as they enjoy outdoor adventures in picturesque settings.
  • Learn About Healthy Living:
    With a perfect blend of physical activity and mental stimulation, our camps promote a healthy and active lifestyle that benefits your child’s overall wellbeing.

Upcoming Tour Dates

Dates: August 5th & 6th, 2024

Location: Full Cycle, Boulder, CO

Program: Learn To Pedal Mini Camp

FAQs

A Pedal Kids Residency brings a host of benefits to your community, fostering not only a love for cycling among children but also promoting a healthier, more active lifestyle. By integrating our specialized bicycle programs directly into your community, children gain confidence, improve their physical skills, and learn valuable safety practices associated with cycling.

Furthermore, our residency programs encourage community engagement and build social connections among families, which strengthens community bonds. Hosting a Pedal Kids event can also raise awareness about the importance of physical activity and outdoor play, which contributes to the overall well-being of the community.

By bringing our expertise and passion for youth cycling directly to you, a Pedal Kids Residency turns local spaces into vibrant hubs of learning and excitement, leaving lasting benefits that extend beyond the bike path.

2024 Tour Brochure

A Presenting Organization would be the local community center, school, or any other local group that partners with us to bring our bicycle programs to your area.

These organizations play a crucial role in arranging the logistics, promoting the event, and providing the space needed for our activities.

By collaborating with local presenting organizations, we can ensure that our programs are accessible and tailored to meet the specific needs of the community they serve.

A Pedal Kids residency is based on the following schedule, however, our Tour Director will work closely with community presenters to adjust the schedule to fit the needs of the community.

  • Three 1 hour bicycle classes per day | 12 children per class | 36 children per day
  • 2 hours of Community Bicycle Rodeo for up to 50 children
  • Optional Friday Community Bicycle Playground / Youth Bicycle Showcase for up to 50 children

Our classes are designed for pre-k and elementary age children (3-10 years old).

Our Bicycle Playground / community events can include 2 year old children as well.

In most situations, Pedal Kids does not charge a fee to individual participants.

That said, local Presenting Organizations may charge participants to offset their costs.

Please check with your local Presenter to inquire about costs.

Our Pedal Kids Coaches travel to communities with a small fleet of demo bikes and helmets for children to share.

However, each individual child is encouraged to bring their own bike and helmet as there may not be a demo bike available for your child to ride during the entire class.

None!

The curriculum powering our Ditch The Training Wheels Tour is specifically tailored to children learning to ride a bike without any previous experience.

At Pedal Kids, we believe that the first step to confident cycling is mastering balance. By removing the pedals and training wheels from our bikes, we help children focus on this crucial skill without the distraction of pedaling. Training wheels can give a false sense of security and often hinder the development of natural balance. Instead, we use a “glide first” approach.

Children learn to push their bikes along with their feet and gradually lift them off the ground to glide. This method not only improves their balance but also builds their confidence and prepares them for the next step—pedaling. Once they’re comfortable balancing, we reintroduce the pedals, and they’re able to ride more quickly and skillfully, having built a solid foundation first.

We limit the number of children in each class session to ensure high-quality instruction and optimal safety.

Bicycling is unique because children are literally riding on top of their equipment, which introduces specific risks and challenges not found in many other sports.

This reality necessitates a lower coach-to-student ratio, allowing our certified coaches to closely monitor each child’s progress with their bike, provide immediate assistance, and tailor instruction to individual needs.

By keeping our groups small, we not only enhance safety by reducing the likelihood of accidents but also ensure that each participant receives personalized attention. This approach helps build confidence and skills more effectively, creating a safer and more supportive learning environment where each child can thrive and enjoy their journey to becoming a proficient cyclist.

Our Pedal Kids programs come alive in community spaces that are familiar and easily accessible, such as parking lots and basketball courts.

We specifically choose these hard surface areas because they make the learning process easier and more enjoyable for beginners. The firm surfaces provide the necessary stability and predictability that help new riders focus on mastering their skills without the added challenge of uneven terrain.

To create a safe and engaging environment, our coaches travel with all the necessary equipment, including ropes and cones, to set up dedicated learning spaces we call “Bicycle Playgrounds.” These areas are carefully designed to be both fun and functional, providing a variety of learning experiences in a controlled and secure setting right within your community.

Absolutely!

Our coaches are extensively background checked through the leader in youth coach background checks, Sterling.

https://www.sterlingvolunteers.com/organizations/sectors-we-serve/sports/

Additionally, all coaches must complete the athlete and minor abuse training through the US Center for Safe Sport:

https://uscenterforsafesport.org/training-and-education/safesport-courses-for-all/

All Pedal Kids Coaches complete the following training:

  1. US Center For Safe Sport Athlete and Minor Abuse
  2. CDC Concussion training
  3. Basic First Aid & CPR
  4. Pedal Kids Level 1 Youth Bike Coach Training (Lead and Asst Coaches)
  5. Pedal Kids Level 2 Youth Bike Coach Training (Lead Coaches)
  6. Ongoing and regular training

Every child learns at their own pace, and our classes are designed to accommodate individual learning rates.

However, nearly all children successfully learn to pedal a bicycle without training wheels after participating in our classes. In fact, many children achieve this milestone within just two hours of instruction.

Our program is structured to ensure that each child receives the guidance and support they need to progress from balancing to pedaling confidently, setting them on the path to becoming skilled cyclists.

Once a child is pedaling, Coaches then focus on teaching the next milestones of safe bike riding including braking, steering, standing and pedaling and standing and costing.

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