Bike Camp 2018: Learn to Ride With Little Steps

little girl riding bike at sunsetLearning how to ride a bike is a big developmental step for children, according to Care.com. Once kids master bike riding, they gain not only a mode of transportation but also a fun pastime that encourages them to get outside and exercise.

However, successfully riding a bicycle requires a considerable amount of coordination, strength, and balance. To help kids tackle this milestone, the Little Steps team will host Bike Camp this summer in Glenview. Here’s a quick Q&A covering the essential things you need to know about this program.

Who can attend Bike Camp?
Little Steps Bike Camp is for children ages 5 and older. Each attendee must have both a bike and a helmet to participate.

When is Bike Camp?
We plan on holding four different Bike Camp sessions. Each session will last five days, and camp will be held each day from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 41 Waukegan Road in Glenview. Each day, our campers will work on achieving different goals by practicing educational activities/exercises.

Here are the dates for our Bike Camp sessions.

1. June 11-15. Please note that this session is full and registration is closed.

2. June 25-29. Please note that this session is full and registration is closed.

3. July 16-20. 

What will my child learn about at Bike Camp?

Our comprehensive intro to bike riding will cover a broad range of important skills and topics, including the following:

  • Bike handling and safety
  • Balance and coordination
  • Leg strengthening
  • Obstacle navigation
  • Starting and stopping

Every day, we’ll work toward different objectives. Here are some sample goals we’ll cover early on in the program:

  • Understanding helmet safety
  • Balancing comfortably on the bike without pedals
  • Demonstrating the ability to move forward by scooting

In addition to giving campers instructions, our pediatric professionals/counselors will guide them through activities meant to help them achieve the day’s goals. For example, to help them with eventual coasting and gliding, the children will practice lifting their feet off the ground for a few seconds at a time while maintaining balance.

Learning to ride a bike can be challenging, but completing this rite of passage gives children an exciting new way to play, spend time with friends and stay healthy. To learn more and sign your child up for Bike Camp, please call 847-707-6744 or email info@littlestepspt.com.

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