Elementary Programs:

Welcome, Adventure Parents!

We’re Here to Help You Build Confident Kids & Connected Families

Our Buddy Pegs Elementary Programs use Play-Based Learning and Social-Emotional Learning standards to teach safe riding skills
from never-ever through advanced mountain biking.
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Elementary-Age Buddy Pegs - Continuing the Journey

Bike Skills + Life Skills

Self-Confidence | Resilience | Social Skills | Lifelong Family Adventures on Bikes K – 4th Grade

Summer Camps

K-4th Grade
Goals:

  • Develop a lifelong love of riding bikes
  • Work with campers to further develop their individual riding skills
  • Connect biking to family fun in every child’s mind
  • Social Emotional Learning skills developed: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making, Social Skills, Relationship Skills

 

Prerequisites:
At least 5 years-old

Learn To Pedal Classes

5-7 year-olds
(8+ we recommend private lessons)

Goals:

  • Help children who are ready to pedal learn safely
  • Maintain children’s love of bikes throughout the pedaling learning curve
  • Reduce stress or pressure to perform
  • Develop pedaling, turning, & braking bicycle skills
  • Social Emotional Learning skills developed: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, & Responsible Decision Making

 

Prerequisites:
At least 5 years-old

Bike Clubs: After School + Weekends

5-11 year-olds

Goals:

  • Help children learn to safely enjoy group rides to develop a lifelong love of riding bikes
  • Further develop their individual riding skills
  • Connect biking to family fun in every child’s mind
  • Social Emotional Learning skills developed: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making, Social Skills, Relationship Skills

Prerequisites:
At least 5 years-old
Child must be pedaling independently without training wheels

Private Lessons

All Ages

Not ready for a group class? No problem.

Our Buddy Pegs Private Lessons are custom tailored to meet your family’s needs. Whether learning to pedal, developing more riding skills, or simply working to overcome a little fear or shyness, our coaches would love to personally work with your kiddo, or together as a family.

Location: We offer private lessons in a number of different locations to make it as convenient as possible for you.

Nothing compares to the simple freedom of riding a bike with friends.

All Buddy Pegs Elementary Age programs are designed with three goals in mind:
1) Help young adventurers develop a love of bicycles
2) Help kids safely progress their biking skills
3) Lay the foundation so you can enjoy pleasant family adventures on bikes

Let Us Help You Pick The Right
Class For Your Little Adventurer

Buddy Pegs Paw Levels

All Buddy Pegs programs are built to make sure your child is in the right group.
We determine groups based on ability level, not just age.

1 PAW

Kicking and gliding on a balance bike (no pedals). Able to stop by dragging feet and change direction by turning the handlebars.

2 PAW

Pedaling (without training wheels) on pavement and some very easy, flat, wide dirt trails.
Not yet confident cranking up hills and/or controlling speeds on downhills.

3 PAW

Able to climb and descend paved pathways/greenways. Comfortable modulating speeds on downhills.
Riding beginner rated mountain bike trails with moderate confidence – even a little bit of climbing / descending.
Handbrakes are required. Multi-speed bikes recommended.

4 PAW

Riding confidently on smooth, beginner and some intermediate rated singletrack trails.
Comfortable with short climbs and descents, cornering on small berms, and navigating rolling terrain with small table tops (with little to no jumping).
Confident with both slowing and stopping unexpectedly.
Handbrakes and multi-speed bikes are required. Front or full suspension recommended.

5+ PAW

Confident on all blue square / intermediate mountain bike trails and some black diamond / advanced trails.
Frequently catching air off jumps and landing in control.
Able to quickly anticipate changes in terrain by shifting gears, modulating both brakes, and moving their body independent from their bicycle to stay in control.
Sustained climbs are not a problem.
Must have graduated previous class or be signed off on by a coach.
Handbrakes, multi-speed bikes and front suspension are required.

Super Duper Buddy Pegs 5 Year-Old Flow Chart

Elementary Parent FAQs

Buddy Pegs Pro Parent Tip:
No worries, we hear that all the time and assure you it is very common. In our Buddy Pegs classes, we let all students know right away that 1) training wheels aren’t allowed and 2) we will help all students safely master their balance first, before we start thinking about adding pedals.
After that we remove the pedals and training wheels, turning their pedal bike into a balance bike. Once we get them confidently gliding, the pedals come easily. We got this!

Buddy Pegs Pro Parent Tip:
Yup, again, no worries, we hear that all the time and assure you it is very common. But what is also very common is that almost all kids love biking once it is introduced the right way. “How did you get my child to love biking in one class?”, is what we often hear. And hey, it’s not magic. We simply combine the right environment (fun, no pressure, kids of the same ability level), great coaches, and the right equipment. The magic comes from inside each child when they get a taste of the unique feeling of freedom on two wheels. Oh… and don’t beat yourself up if this isn’t working at home – it can be really hard to do as the “parent/coach” 🙂

Adventure Families Ride Bikes

Come Along For The Ride!

Our PRE-K classes are led by Buddy Pegs certified coaches, focused on beginner through advanced bicycle skills, and developed from Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Play Based Learning (PBL) standards.
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