Learn to Bike! Camp Oakland - Pre-K to 1st - Day Camp

Aspiring cyclists age three and a half to six learn the fun of independent cycling in our half-day Learn to Bike! day camp. Nurtured by skilled, patient instructors in an on-site environment, small-sized pedalers enjoy camper-to-staff ratios of 5:1 for lots of individual attention and personalized coaching.

We group kids by ability level and teach a thoughtful progression from scooting to coasting to pedaling as they get comfortable on two wheels. We also spend time enjoying games, art and yoga, giving campers opportunities for fun and confidence building both off and on their bikes.

Learn to Bike! is intended for first-time riders or kids using training wheels or balance bikes, not those who can already ride. While campers are encouraged to use their own bikes, they can also borrow from our fleet.


Camp Pricing Single AM Session Single PM Session
Price Per Camp $287 $235

Early Drop Off $30
After Care $85

Camp Details



Our carefully crafted program leads kids through a progression of skills—walking their bikes, scooting downhill, coasting with their feet up, touching the pedals and finally pedaling—building the know-how they need to bike confidently on their own.


Al Wright

Al Wright grew up in Southwestern Michigan along the shores of the greatest Great Lake, and attended college nearby at Kalamazoo College where she studied English.  During the academic year, they work for an Outdoor Education company that facilitates field trips all around California, and spend as much time as they can exploring the desert spaces of Southern California.  A lifelong runner and bicyclist, Al competes in triathlons when they can, but has more recently come to appreciate competition-less sports like mountain biking and rock climbing.

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blues Clues? It was the most successful kids’ show of all time. Do you remember that book that your child insisted on reading over and over again? How could you forget it? Why was Blues Clues so successful and why did your child NEED to re-read that book? Because repetition promotes learning, growth, and empowerment.

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), we know that multiple weeks of Avid camp will benefit your child – it will result in greater skill development, increased self-confidence, higher levels of risk assessment/environmental awareness, and an improved ability to connect socially with others.


While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.