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How To Pick The Right Program For Your Child

We take the time to get to know your child and make sure they’re introduced to bicycling the very best way possible.

Our programs often have mixed ages to give children the opportunity to ride with other kids their own ability level while developing critical social-emotional learning opportunities.

Buddy Pegs programs are currently for children under 10-years-old.  Please read our rating chart below to see where you child will best thrive. 

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL PROGRAM OFFERINGS!

Understand Our Paw Rating System

If you’ve listened to our children’s story telling podcasts or read one of our children’s picture books, you know that we love animals who ride bikes. Who doesn’t?

We use “paws” based on our bike loving animal characters to help kids and parents know exactly where each child is in their ability level and where they are heading next.

1 & 2 Paw Riders

3 & 4 Paw Riders

**IMPORTANT: Kiddos must have graduated from a previous level in order to attend a 4 or 5 Paw class.  (We can schedule a time for a coach to sign off on a child who is new to our program)

Our classes & programs teach your children critical life skills beyond the mechanical act of riding a bike. Self-confidence, resilience, and connection to the real world around them are delivered through the power of the bicycle.

Your child’s new found love of bike riding will help connect your family through lifelong biking adventures.

Before you sign up for one of our classes be sure to check out the Buddy Pegs Family Membership and start saving on programming and products from our shop!  

Scroll down to enroll in the program that best matches your child’s age and ability level. Let’s ride!  

LEARN TO PEDAL

Pre-K – 2nd
1 hour classes
8 week Session

**Parent/caregiver required for kids under 5 years old.

Few of life’s milestones are as memorable as learning to ride a bike. But all too often the process to get there is full of anxiety, unnecessary struggle, and tears.

But not at Buddy Pegs!  Here children love every stage of learning to ride thanks to our incredible Buddy Pegs certified coaches who weave our unique Learn To Pedal curriculum into play-based challenges and games.

Over the 8 classes, students first learn the fundamentals of balancing a bike without pedals and without training wheels thanks to our no-pedal glide method of teaching that helps develop the muscle memory and confidence needed to pedal independently.

But the fun doesn’t end there! Once the class is pedaling and braking safely on their own (typically after the 3rd or 4th class) it’s time to roll out to the greenway and learn how to ride safely in a group, and alongside other trail users.

Each following week students will expand their cycling knowledge, skills, and distance. The series culminates with a destination ride (parents welcome) that marks students’ graduation into becoming a Buddy Pegs 2 Paw rider!

We have 2 levels for these 8-week session:

  • Pint Sized Pedalers is for Pre-K Kiddos (Ages 3-5) **Kiddo MUST be confident glider for this class. Children will be required to either attend a Balance Bike Playdate or get signed off on by a coach to attend.

     

  • Pedal Power is for kiddos 5-8 

BALANCE BIKE PLAYDATES

Ages 2- 5 years old
45 Min.
DROP IN Class

DROP IN Class – You can sign up for one at a time or use code multiples to get a 10% discount off of 3 or more classes.

**One parent or guardian must be present.
Max 8 kids (Min 3 kids to run class)

Unplugged family time, your child’s first group rides, the start of lifelong family adventure. This is what you’ll experience at a Buddy Pegs Balance Bike Play Date.

To be more specific… these shared learning experiences are run by trained ride leaders who guide children, and their parent or caregiver, through play-based on-the-bike and off-the-bike activities that are guaranteed to make your child twice as excited to ride.

Children need not have previous balance bike skills and balance bikes are available to rent. Sorry, no training wheels allowed. Please see our FAQ’s page for more information.

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle, our trained ride leaders want to help YOU guide your child through the early years on a bike. And have a lot of fun doing it

AFTERSCHOOL BIKE CLUB

Ages 5-9

Location: Buddy Pegs Family Ride HQ
1.5 Hour Class Length
8 week Session

NOTE** There will be SEPARATE GROUPS FOR 2, 3, 4 PAW LEVELS with max of 10 kids in each group.  Choose your child’s level at registration.  *4paw + kiddos need to be signed off on by Buddy Pegs coaches.  Please reach out if you have questions on your childs ability (support@buddypegs.com)

Schools out for the day – let’s ride! After school bike club is a chance for kiddos Pre-k-2nd grade who already are independently pedaling to further develop their bicycle skills, safety, and fitness, but it’s much more than that.

After School Bike Club is perfect for kids (5-9) who are rolling along on two wheels, without training wheels, to kids who want to start gaining more confidence and learn mtb skills, and for kiddos who are confidently exploring intermediate+ single track and want to learn more:)

More advanced riders will develop critical mtb skills that will provide them with the confidence they need to excel and be safe little riders.

Choose the appropriate PAW level for your child during registration so we are better prepared with our coaching staff.  We can always move kiddos around on the first day if need be!

See Paw Rating scale above.

***ALL KIDDOS WILL NEED A BICYCLE, HELMET, WATER, SNACKS, MASKS, CLOSED TOE SHOES, TOWEL, WEATHER APPROPRIATE CLOTHING, APPLIED SUNSCREEN and a backpack to carry all of their items.

Reach out to support@buddypegs.com with any questions or concerns about program or any products needs.  We are fully stocked kids bicycle shop as well.  

Assume classes will run rain or shine in most situations.  If we need to cancel class we will have make-up classes on Monday or Friday afternoons.

NEW AFTERSCHOOL BIKE CLUB OPTIONS!

WOO HOO – GIRLS ONLY CLUB:)!

The Buddy Pegs GIRLS ONLY (3 & 4 PAW) Afterschool Bike Club session is perfect for gals ranging from the 3 and 4 Paw Level.

This camp is a chance for beginner to intermediate/advanced young riders to enjoy the camaraderie of other gals and develop critical mtb skills that will provide them with the confidence they need to excel and be safe trail riders!

5+ Paw Afterschool Bike Club is for 7-10 year old rippers who are confident on all intermediate (blue square) MTB trails and some black diamond/advanced trails!  We will ride our faces off and have amazing adventures!

**SUSPENSION highly recommended.  Bikes will be signed off on by Buddy Pegs Coaches.

These kiddos are very confident in anticipating changes in terrain by shifting gears, braking unexpectedly and staying in control.  Sustained climbs are NOT a problem.

All kiddos will be required to have a biking pack or frame bag that can hold their water, snacks and a mandatory spare tube while they ride.

Reach out to support@buddypegs.com with any questions or concerns about program or any products needs.  We are a fully stocked kids bicycle shop as well. 

WEEKEND ADVENTURE CLUB
(2, 3 & 4 Paw)

Ages 5-8
1.5 Hour Class Length
DROP IN CLASS

You can sign up for one at a time or use code multiples to get a 10% discount off of 3 or more classes.

NOTE** There will be SEPARATE GROUPS FOR 2, 3, 4 PAW LEVELS with max of 10 kids in each group.  Choose your child’s level at registration.  *4paw kiddos need to be signed off on by Buddy Pegs coaches.  Please reach out if you have questions on your childs ability (support@buddypegs.com)

What better way to spend a weekend day than on a bicycle!

Weekend Adventure Club is perfect for kids (5-9) who are rolling along on two wheels, without training wheels, to kids who want to start gaining more confidence and learn mtb skills, and for kiddos who are confidently exploring intermediate+ single track and want to learn more:)

More advanced riders will develop critical mtb skills that will provide them with the confidence they need to excel and be safe little riders.

Buddy Pegs Coaches will form small multi-age groups based on Buddy Pegs ability levels (PAWS) so each rider has access to MAXIMUM FUN… and appropriate terrain.

Choose the appropriate PAW level for your child during registration so we are better prepared with our coaching staff. We can always move kiddos around on the first day if you are not quite certain.

**IMPORTANT: Kiddos must have graduated from a previous level in order to attend a 4 PAW class. (We can schedule a time for a coach to sign off on a child who is new to our program). Please reach out if you have questions on your child’s ability (support@buddypegs.com)

PLEASE READ PAW LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS ABOVE.

PINT SIZED RIPPERS

Ages Pre-k to K (3-5 yo)
1 Hour Class Length
DROP IN

You can sign up for one at a time or use code multiples to get a 10% discount off of 3 or more classes.

Max 8 kids (Min 3 kids to run class)
*A parent/caregiver MUST be present for this age group.

**This class is for PRE-K kiddos who are already PEDALING comfortably and looking for new challenges and riding buddies to advance their skills!

Do you have a Pre-K kiddo who is blowing your mind with their early love of riding bikes? Wondering how long it will be before you can’t keep up?

Well then this class is for you! During these classes, our Buddy Pegs certified coaches will play fun on the bike and off the bike games while helping your pint sized rippers progress through early mountain bike skills and learn the fundamentals of trail etiquette, group riding relationship skills, and of course how to bring the… STOKE to every ride!

This class will be on premise ONLY at Buddy Pegs HQ.  We will set up ramps, small berms, and other features to practice standing while pedaling, 360-degree awareness, navigating variable terrain, front wheel lifts, pedal ratchets, jumping, and preparing for longer rides. This is the safest way for our coaches to work with these youngest little rippers and give them the “team” experience of our older Bike Clubs!

***ALL KIDDOS WILL NEED WATER, SNACKS, and MASKS.

FAMILY BIKE CLUB

Ages 2-8
DROP IN CLASS
Max 10 kids (Min 4 kids to run class)

Bicycles are more than just a recreational pastime, they are America’s #1 shared family adventure activity. Our Family Bike Club helps parents get off the sidelines and onto the trail with your youngest riders.

These family group rides are the perfect framework for you to connect with your kids on bikes, and for your kids to learn how to ride safely through their community.

Rides will begin at our Bicycle Playground where kids will practice fundamental bicycle skills through fun games and activities before heading out for a group ride to new destinations each week.

We ask that caregivers have bicycles too as we will head out on little pathway adventures.

NOTE:  If you can PLEASE BRING A BICYCLE TRAILER or some option for kids who are just starting to walk on a balance bike. We like to take little adventures and this way you can transport them along, with their little bike in tow, and then they can keep up with the group. 

If you want to RENT a bicycle trailer or Yuba Front Loader Bucket bike for the ride you can do so at registration.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Teaching your child to ride a bike is one thing, but having them love it is another. Thankfully, Buddy Pegs is here to help you with both! Our early childhood cycling coaches and mountain bike coaches are ready to introduce your little explorers to the wonders of a childhood on two wheels and the tools of lifelong happiness and success that comes from it.

Thanks to the introduction of balance bikes, and high-quality pedal bikes, there has never been a better time to teach kids how to ride. And now that journey begins as early as two years old! You remember how important your bike was for you as a kid. Now it’s time to introduce your child to a love of bicycling, the right way!

LESSON OPTIONS:
LEARN TO PEDAL -These lessons take place in a parking lot environment. We will provide activities, ramps, games, etc that will keep your child engaged and excited to want to ride more:)

INTRO TO MOUNTAIN BIKING -We will start to introduce 2 paw riders to the skills and activities that will start your child’s journey onto dirt! This will start with parking lot skills and then graduate to some easy singletrack riding.

LEARN TO JUMP CLINIC

Ages 6-9

Max 8 kids (Min 4 kids to run class)

Time to take the next step and learn to JUMP!  Do you have a kiddo confidently zipping around trails who can’t stop talking about learning to jump their bike?

We provide a safe and structured environment where your child can stop attempting jumps they aren’t prepared for and start learning the necessary skills to safely get both wheels off the ground.

Varying levels of progression available for all 4 paw and up capabilities.

Riders need to be at least a capable 4 paw rider.

PRIVATE PARTIES

Looking for a socially distant way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Nothing says ‘best birthday ever’ like a bicycle party!

We’ll handle all the details including a full-size Buddy Pegs Bicycle Playground complete with Learn To Ride Ramps, age-appropriate obstacles, children’s demo bikes, helmets, bicycle number plates to decorate with child’s age and certified Buddy Pegs coaches. Leave the details to us, and get ready to hear “Best Birthday Party Ever!”.

Options:

  • Bicycle Playground (AT HQ or OFF Site) – Perfect for kids turning 2 – 6 years old. 
  • Outdoor Ride Zone (At HQ Only) – Perfect for kiddos 4 – 8
  • Private MTB Riding Coaches (HQ or OFF SITE) – Any age!


We can even help you buy a new bicycle and deliver it ready to ride for the birthday boy or girl.

90 Minute Party

  • Buddy Pegs HQ – $375
  • OffSite – $275

Two coaches for 10 kids (MAX). Numbers will be adjusted based on current state regulations

$75 for 30 mins extra.

Offsite locations is an option. Your yard, neighborhood park, cul de sac or closing off your street for a bike party are some options that you can provide.

**Parent/Caregivers will be required to provide ‘hands on’ assistance to children so that our coaches may remain at a safe distance from the children. Our coaches will have masks and will have sanitizer and alcohol spray to disinfect their hands and equipment.

Still Confused?

No problem! We offer a lot of different riding experiences and we know it can be hard to figure out the right one for your kiddo. We would love to help you pick the right program for your child so please reach out