Expel After-School Energy with PedalPower Kids
By Nicole Donnelly
You know how it goes once school starts, right? The kids get home in the afternoon and have all. of. the. energy. in. the. world. And finding something to expel that energy is a real challenge!
As a mom who is in the same boat as you, I am going to let you in on a little secret. PedalPower kids. At PedalPower Kids, a local mom, Rachel Varn, along with her team of instructors, is working HARD at getting more kids on bikes, and doing so starts with providing high-quality, professional, encouraging instruction that builds confidence and trust.
Rachel is a Certified League Cycling Instructor and taught my own training wheel-dependent son how to ride a two-wheeler in less than 45 minutes. Mmhmm, you read that right. After a full summer of my husband and I making zero progress on the remove-training-wheels front, Rachel had him riding that quickly. She rocks!
Are you wondering how you can get this same experience? Rachel and her team are offering Fall Programming in and around Annapolis to #getmorekidsonbikes and you can participate!
SMALL GROUP LEARN TO RIDE
Starting the week of Aug 30th, we have these options for small group Learn to Ride classes. All programs are 5 weeks long, 1 time per week. The 2:15 Wednesday class and the Thursday class is designed especially for our youngest riders, as little as 3 years old, with previous balance bike experience:
LEARN TO RIDE 2- RETURNING RIDERS
Drop ins available!
Back by popular demand, our Learn to Ride Part 2- Returning Riders is a clinic-style program for young riders who would benefit from more practice and instruction in a warm, encouraging environment with their peers. Perfect for riders who have completed a Learn to Ride program or camp, private lessons or have started pedaling independently but are still mastering starting, speed control, stopping and other fundamental skills. Learn to Ride Part 2 is a drop in program so you can sign up for as many sessions as desired, when you desire!
St Martins Lutheran, Annapolis
BALANCE BIKE PLAYDATES
An amazing introduction to life on two wheels- games, music, obstacles, and fun! Woom bike use is included in the registration fee, or bring your own balance bike.
St Martins Lutheran, Annapolis
Registrants must be independent riders who can stop, start, control speed proficiently. Weekly adventure rides to nearby trails, and other Covid-safe destinations. Fresh air, exercise, safe socialization, skill-building, and fun!
Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian
Crofton-1751 Swineburne Ave
NEIGHBORHOOD BIKE CLUBS
Our amazing staff of bike coaches are available to add some additional neighborhood based bike clubs this fall- particularly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Gather at least 6-8 independent riding friends and determine whether your neighborhood has access to some suitable routes, and we’ll set up a Bike Club for your group. These custom small group bike clubs are also possible for groups of school friends and homeschoolers- we’ll help identify locations!