Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport Programs

Why Pedalheads

Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families in over 45 cities across Canada and the USA. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction.

  • since 1995, we’ve taught hundreds of thousands of kids to ride their bikes;
  • we have a proven track record of getting most kids off their training wheels within one week;
  • we aim to develop healthy, confident, and independent kids by way of our own teaching methods, small classes, and incredible instructors;
  • we have promoted kids' health and development over the last 30+ years, earning ...
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December 10, 2016

I was born in 1936 in southern Alberta and have no first hand knowledge of this program, but I am rating it based on what it is offering to the children of these age groups. My husband and I and our three daughters were living in Fort Smith, N.W.T. when everyone seemed to be buying bicycles in the 1970s and people were commenting that if someone didn't do something about the kids who had no idea of how to ride on the roads, there would be an accident. I obtained a Bicycle Safety Course - with booklets- from Alberta and with the help of a few neighbours, started a Bicycle Club. It was held on the school grounds, immediately after school hours and most of the kids joined. It ended with a Bicycle Rodeo in which the best riders got prizes and even some of the adults tried the course. A select group of 12 riders, all dressed alike, rode their bicycles three abreast in the July 1st parade and won 1st in their category.
When we lived in Edmonton, I could only take my oldest daughter to swimming - had to hire a babysitter for the other two, - had to get in the pool myself to help train her and could only go on Thursdays. When we went to Fort Smith, all three girls (all under 6 years of age) took swimming lessons, the teenagers taught them while the Moms watched from the bleachers, and they swan every day Monday to Friday at very little expense. While some people hesitate to live in small communities, it was the best thing we ever did. The girls took ballet and figure skating (which we couldn't have afforded in Edmonton) as well as the usual brownies, girl guides, cadets and music. We later moved to Fort Nelson, BC where the girls all learned to play in a band and later were in the Calgary Stampede Parade as well as the Grey Cup Parade in Vancouver. I think children should be encouraged to partake in as many activities as they are interested in, and knowing swimming and bicycle safety are important assets.

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November 18, 2016

Pedalheads is an awesome program. We did the learn to ride with our 4 yr old and she was off her training wheels in the first lesson. The instructors were so fun, energetic and helpful. More important than anything they were patient. Kids of all ages were taught together and the concerns of the timid ten yr old who hadn't quite figured out how to ride as dealt with, with such respect and energy, the same as the younger kids and never felt any different. Once the kids were riding, they taught them safety and rules of the road. Then they have lots of of programs that then build on skills and prepare kids to be ready for all environments that will keep them biking confidently for the rest of their lives.

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