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Pedalheads Bike Camps
locations: Alberta (9); British Columbia (16); Ontario (17)

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Pedalheads Bike Camps

Locations: Alberta (9); British Columbia (16); Ontario (17)

Type:
Day Camp
Categories:
Cycling
Cost:
$79 to $350/week
Age:
2 to 12
Gender:
Coed
Capacity:
Varies

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About this camp

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From training wheels to trails, Pedalheads® is a learn to ride bike program that has safe, fun and challenging camps for children ages 2-12. Since 1995 we have taught over 200,000 children to ride, using our own teaching method, combined with small classes and exceptional instructors. Our comprehensive program opens up a world of opportunities for a lifetime of cycling.

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Alberta (9), British Columbia (16), Ontario (17)

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  • Open Field


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Claudia Sjoberg, Owner

Since 1986, Atlantis Programs Inc. and Pedalheads® has provided innovative and effective programs that are safe, fun and challenging. We invite children to discover a world of opportunities and provide programs that promote kids' health and development that have earned a reputation of excellence in the communities that we serve.

Programs Offered:

Pedalheads® Bike Camps - Our learn to ride bike program for kids 2-12
Atlantis Swim Programs - Our learn to swim program for kids 4 months and up
Heroheads Superhero Camp - Our learn to be a superhero - gross motor skills camp for kids 4-9
FLOW Mountain Biking - Our learn to mountain bike program for kids 8-15

Claudia grew up in Duncan before moving to Vancouver (UBC) to begin her BPE degree. She started Atlantis Programs Swim School in 1986 and added Pedalheads® Bike Camps in 1995. Claudia is well known in the community and was a finalist for the YWCA Women of Distinction awards. In 2013 she received the Corporate Good Neighbour Award from the Association of Neighbourhood Houses and was listed on the Chatelaine/Profit W 100. Her biggest business reward is watching past kids come back to be Instructors, Supervisors and even Managers!


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Pedalheads Bike Camps - What Skill Level Are You?

At Pedalheads, our goal is to provide your child with the right level so he/she will feel safe, excited and challenged by all the skills and activities at camp.

Children are constantly growing, learning and developing so we expect that there may be some moving around to find the perfect match. Try to determine what level would be best suited for your child and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us.

Level 1: Newbees are riders who cannot yet ride a two-wheeler independently, and still require assistance from either their training wheels or an individual.

Level 2: 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.

Level 4: 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.

Level 5: 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.  Gearheads are able to ride in a straight line for long distances, hold a hand signal for 5 seconds, and do shoulder checks safely.

Level 6: Treadheads provides a refresher on shifting gears, safety rules, and the necessary skills for road riding (see Gearheads).

Level 7: 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).

Level 8: 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. 


Becoming a Superhero

https://www.facebook.com/pedalheads/posts/10152835122706707

Thank you Pedalheads for coming up with Heroheads! My son had the best time this week with Austin as his counsellor at Heroheads Camp!


Big Smiles

https://www.facebook.com/dadcamp/videos/10153654748161756/?fref=nf

If there's a bigger smiile than the one your kid has showing you they know how to ride a bike by themselves for the first time, I haven't seen it yet.

Buzz Bishop - DadCAMP


Pedalheads...more than just a camp

Teaching a child to ride a bike is one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever been involved in. In my 9 years with Pedalheads, I've seen thousands of kids arrive to our camps with hesitation, only to leave us with smiles on their faces and a new found love for biking. While on the surface Pedalheads may appear to be a camp for kids, I would say it's much more than that. Through our cycling programs, children are able to build confidence in themselves, as tackling new challenges on a bike can help them in their quest to overcome other challenges in the future. There are few better feelings than encountering a child who begins the week saying "I can't" only to come to the realization of "I did!" One of the best parts of being with Pedalheads all these years is seeing the many familiar faces. Often times, as kids get older, the experiences they had at four years old are only remembered if they were very special. I know for myself, one of the only things I remember about being 4 was going to Expo '86 with my Mom in Vancouver. It was a terrific experience, but for the life of me, I can't remember much else about that year. When 10 year olds come up to me yelling "Hey Nick!" and remind me about the time I taught them how to ride their bike, I'm completely blown away as I know it was a special moment for them. Seeing how far they've come on their bikes since the first time we met is something I can't describe with mere words. I've personally seen that the experience a child receives at Pedalheads goes beyond the weeks spent at the camp, and I can safely say that the same holds true for me. Whether it's a youngster improving bike skills, a parent waiting for a major breakthrough or an instructor helping a child reach a milestone, the time spent at Pedalheads is something that won't be forgotten. -Vancouver Centre Nick (Pedalheads Supervisor for 5 years)


In the News

News

June 14, 2016 - Pros and Cons of Balance Bikes

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November 17, 2015 - Breakfast Television Bike and Helmet Fit

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July 29, 2015 - Get Your Kids Riding This Summer

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Camp Locations

  • The Beach, Toronto
    180 Fallingbrook Road, Toronto, M1N 2V3
  • Humber Valley Village, Toronto
    76 Anglesey Boulevard, Toronto, M9A 3C1
  • Delta, BC
    11285 Bond Boulevard, Delta, V4E 1N3
  • West Vancouver, BC
    2455 Haywood Avenue, West Vancouver, V7V 1Y2
  • Leaside, Toronto
    822 Millwood Road, Toronto, M4G 1W4
  • Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto
    819 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, M3J 0G7
  • Armour Heights, Toronto
    37 Southbourne Avenue, Toronto, M3H 1A4
  • Oakville, ON
    1250 McCraney Street East, Oakville, L6H 3K3
  • Mississauga, ON
    1700 Mazo Crescent, Mississauga, L5J 1Y8
  • Thornhill, ON
    25 Elgin Street, Markham, L3T 1W5
  • Markham, ON
    600 Village Parkway, Unionville, L3R 6C2
  • Don Mills, Toronto
    1300 Leslie Street, North York, M3C 2K9
  • Bayview Village, Toronto
    3080 Bayview Avenue, North York, M2N 5L3
  • Burlington, ON
    4407 Spruce Avenue, Burlington, L7L 1L9
  • Forest Hill, Toronto
    78 Dunloe Road, Toronto, M5P 2T6
  • Ottawa, ON
    2345 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, K1H 7M6
  • Ottawa, ON
    1119 Lazard Street, Ottawa, K2C 2R5
  • Kanata, ON
    140 Abbeyhill Drive, Toronto, K2L 1H5
  • Vancouver, BC
    4196 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, V6R 4J5
  • Victoria, BC
    2827 Belmont Avenue, Victoria, V8R 2X8
  • Vancouver, BC
    315 East 23rd Avenue, Vancouver, V5V 1X6
  • Edmonton, AB
    15500 76 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, T5A 0A3
  • Calgary, AB
    3023-63rd Avenue SW, Calgary, T3E 5J6
  • St Albert, AB
    125 Larose Drive, St. Albert, T8N 2X7
  • Coquitlam, BC
    1405 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam, V3J 3P4
  • North Vancouver, BC
    3467 Duval Road, North Vancouver, V7J 3E8
  • Burnaby, BC
    4600 Parker Street, Burnaby, V5C 3E2
  • Victoria, BC
    1359 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria, V8P 2M1
  • Langley, BC
    21150 85th Avenue, Langley, V1M 2M4
  • Richmond, BC
    6640 Blundell Road, Richmond, V7C 1H8
  • Coquitlam, BC
    1410 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, V3E2T6
  • Vancouver, BC
    6350 Tisdall Street, Vancouver, V5Z 3N4
  • North Vancouver, BC
    4000 Inlet Crescent, North Vancouver, V7G 2R2
  • Delta, BC
    5955 17A Avenue, Delta, V4L 1J7
  • Calgary, AB
    2807-10th Street NW, Calgary, T2K 6J8
  • Calgary, AB
    8825 Scurfield Drive NW, Calgary, T2K 6J8
  • Calgary, AB
    302 Shawinigan Drive SW, Calgary, T2Y 3B4
  • Calgary, AB
    38 Kincora Rise  , Calgary, T3R 0A3
  • Calgary, AB
    505 Parkvalley Road, Calgary, T2J 6M4
  • Calgary, AB
    10709 Rocky Ridge Boulevard NW, Calgary, T3G 4G1
  • Vancouver, BC
    4894 Fraser Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5V 4H5

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