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Summer Camp - Riding Adventures

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Camp Focus: Have Fun / Explore Trails / Ride in Various Environments / Be Challenged 

Rider Level 5 and 6: Proficient and Independent Riders

There are endless routes to take in this camp and the only thing standing in our way is how far we can go! Riding on paved and unpaved trails, we’ll pick a location, learn how to read maps, navigate traffic on the trails and roadway intersections, ride to the bike parks, get our feet wet in a stream or two, and maybe even grab an ice cream. While we have all this fun, coaches cover a variety of riding skills and knowledge including:

  • situational awareness: where to ride, communication, basic maintenance
  • individualized skills and drills 
  • riding etiquette: trail and rider technique, road safety, rider safety, and bicycle safety
  • varying terrain: paved vs. dirt roads
  • stamina and positive outlook on riding

The first day will be primarily drills in an enclosed parking lot to make sure we can ride as a group. Exercises and drills are determined individually. If time permits, we usually try to go ride off-site on Day 1. Starting the second day of camp we will ride between 7 to 12+ miles (paved and/or dirt) each day in a non-competitive, supportive group ride. That distance is a conservative distance. We've been amazed at the kids' endurance in classes and you will be too!

*** If you have any doubts about your child's riding ability, please contact Coach Mike (# below). Based on our experience kids of different ages have different endurance levels and also different needs in terms of skills to develop. Exceptions to these age-specific groupings can be made with instructor approval.

*** We reserve the right to decline your child’s participation in this class if we feel their riding ability will endanger themselves, the group, or will impede planned group activities. A proficient rider close to being an independent rider is welcome in this class if: 

Rider Level Descriptions:

Level 5: Proficient: Introduction to trail rides both dirt and paved

  • Experience riding in varying terrains paved/dirt
  • Overall good control of bike: stand, shift, accelerate, stop
  • Has situational awareness & communication skills for other riders, pedestrians or cars
  • Can ride 5-10 miles in a group

Level 6:  Independent Rider: Confidently riding where we want!

  • Experience riding varied terrain, busy paved to more advanced dirt trails
  • Can maneuver their bike readily and without hesitation or help
  • Has good trail/road etiquette with other trail users or drivers
  • Can ride 10-20 miles in a group

Scholarships: We offer scholarships for all of our programs. Click here for more information.

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    • Ages 8-13
    • Drop Off - 8:45-9:00 AM Pickup: 12:15-12:30 PM
    • Class Min to run: 5 kids
    • Class Max: 15 kids
    • COVID policy: We will follow CDC guidelines, and if your child is visually sick, please keep them at home.
    • Waitlist available

    Instructors all are vaccinated for COVID-19

    Lead Instructor: Mike Friedman: Founder of Pedaling Minds, 2008 Olympian, former professional cyclist - Multi National Champion, Paris Roubaix, Milan San Remo, Flanders.

    Assistant Instructors: TBD- but there will be a minimum of 2 instructors per camp. 

    Coach Walt: a gentle soul and teddy bear

    For more information/questions: Please reach out to Mike via text, call, email.

    Ph: (720) 828-5936

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