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.