Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport

4894 Fraser Street Vancouver, British Columbia, V5V 4H5 Locations: Alberta (24), British Columbia (33), Ontario (18), Quebec (3) (view map)

Ages:
3 to 12 (Coed )
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Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
Specialty:
Sport (multi)
Cost:
$169 to $469

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Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport
 

Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. We focus on developing healthy, confident, and independent kids, ages three to 12, by way of our own teaching methods, small classes, and incredible instructors. Our learn-to-ride bike program is best known for helping kids get off training wheels and safely ride on the road, and it includes a progression of instructional levels for you to choose from. Looking for a variety of fun? Our action-packed multi-sport camp introduces kids to soccer, archery, and more, and is great for kick-starting a passion for sports. If you’re seeking camps to keep your kids happy and healthy, check out our website and register them confidently!


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Pedalheads began more than three decades ago as principally a biking program. Kids came, learned to ride bikes, and then rode them, together, all over the place. That has continued to this day, though the organization has grown during the intervening years in every way possible: size, numbers, locations, levels, and programs. There are now 75 locations in 4 provinces and 4 US states.  There’s good reason for that kind of growth: these are quality programs run expertly, with great care. It’s also due to the focus of the programs—it’s not about training for the Olympics, rather the focus is first on having fun, together with peers and mentors, and growing into active, healthy lifestyles. Kids feel less of a pressure to excel, perhaps as they would in a typical dance studio or gymnastics gym. Without the pressure of those kinds of goals, at least occupying such a central place in the culture of the camps, kids are free to develop skills, yes, but with fun, active engagement, and personal development as the true measures of success. In that, for many families inundated with so many competitive options, Pedalheads is a very welcome breath of fresh air. That isn’t to say there isn’t ample opportunity for skill development—there is—but it’s all within a charming context of, first, just getting out there and doing it. It’s about lighting a fire, before anything else, inspiring kids toward living actively.


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Mountain Biking
Coed
Ages: 2 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 2 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Sport (multi)
Coed
Ages: 4 - 8
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 2 - 3
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 2 - 3
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Sport (multi)
Coed
Ages: 4 - 8
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Sport (multi)
Coed
Ages: 4 - 8
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Sport (multi)
Coed
Ages: 4 - 8
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 2 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Mountain Biking
Coed
Ages: 2 - 3
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Mountain Biking
Coed
Ages: 4 - 8
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Fantasy/superhero
Coed
Ages: 3 - 4
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 4 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 4 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 4 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 4 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 4 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Sport (multi)
Coed
Ages: 4 - 8
Rope courses|Fantasy/superhero|Archery|Baseball/Softball|BMX / Motocross|Cycling|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Track and Field
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 4 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Cycling
Coed
Ages: 4 - 12
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Sport (multi)
Coed
Ages: 4 - 8
Rope courses|Fantasy/superhero|Archery|Baseball/Softball|BMX / Motocross|Cycling|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Track and Field
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training
Day Camp
Mountain Biking
Coed
Ages: 4 - 8
Cycling|Mountain Biking|Sports-Instructional and Training

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4894 Fraser Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, M4G 1W4
Other locations: Alberta (24), British Columbia (33), Ontario (18), Quebec (3)

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  • Parent Review
    Cara Q. — Parent

    Really impressed with Isabella, Lauren and team at the Renfrew Elementary Pedalheads sessions. Before I had children, I loved watching the Pedalheads classes because the kids are so focused and absorbed in learning. When my son was finally old enough, we enrolled him and his buddy and were not disappointed. It occurs to me that the instructors have learned how to foster great trust with each kid. Throughout the week, I never once saw someone scared/crying/dis-engaged - emotional states that are totally normal for kids who are learning a new and often complex skill. I believe Pedalheads' success lies in ensuring that instructors create a good bond which enables fun learning. Really pleased to see how much fun my son is having on his bike - and how proud he is with himself. Thanks Isabella and crew for this positive learning experience!

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    Sandy M. — Parent

    My 4 year old daughter had no interest on her bike until Pedalheads! She learned to ride on her first day! They gave her the confidence but also challenged her to keep her engaged. We were so impressed that we enrolled our 7 year old son into their swim program which is equally as good. It’s the energy of the staff who enjoy their job that makes the difference for us.


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Claudia Sjoberg, Owner

Since 1986, 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 - Our learn to ride bike program for kids 3-12
Pedalheads Swim - Our swimming program for kids 4 months and up
Pedalheads Sport - Our multi-sport camp for kids 4-8
Pedalheads Mountain Biking (PHMB) - Our instructional trail-riding program for kids 4-15

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?expand

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.

Balance Bikers: This class is meant to help kids improve their riding skills, balance, and coordination with a balance/run bike; any bikes with pedals should register for our TNT class.

Trikes 'N' Trainers: Kids will learn how to stop, steer, and pedal as well as very basic bike safety.  We will not be taking training wheels off.  This class is to get kids having fun and moving on their bikes! 

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).

Pedalheads Mountain Biking (PHMB): Levels vary from those first discovering mountain biking, to those looking to work on advanced skills like drops, jumps and downhill riding. Join us to discover the amazing sport of mountain biking! 

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Becoming a Superheroexpand

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

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Big Smilesexpand

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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

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Pedalheads...more than just a campexpand

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)

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May 16, 2019 - 5 ways your children can boost their confidence this summer

Pedalheads offers learn-to-ride summer bike camps to families in over 45 cities across Canada and the U.S. ...

November 30, 2018 - Bikes and safe cycling for kids in Flemingdon Park

30 children from the Flemingdon Park community... outfitted with a bike, helmet and lock, courtesy of Pedalheads. ...

June 14, 2016 - Pros and Cons of Balance Bikes

Check out this great video with our very own Kailyn Baum talking about Balance Bikes. ...


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