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Types of Instruction, Locations, and Hours

Pedaling Minds teaches in several different formats to choose from:
  • Summer camps
  • School-day off and holiday clinics
  • Homeschool camps
  • Private and semi-private lessons
Pedaling Minds typically operates camps and clinics at these locations and times:

We Currently Offer Instruction for 3 Classes of Ridership

Level 1-2: Learn-to-Pedal/Rookie Riders
Age: 5 +
Capacity: 15 children or 5 adults
Number of coaches: 2-3

Learn-to-Pedal & Rookie Riders

Join us for some fun conquering pedals and our fears. This is perfect for you If you don’t know how to start, pedal, or stop on your own. At your pace with personalized tips and tricks from the coaches, you’ll gain control of your bicycle, tame your fears, and be riding in no time! Many parents are surprised at how much the kids progress in this camp. As a beginner adult you will be excited to see just how much your confidence grows after this level.

Level 3-4: Novice/Intermediate Riders (Includes offsite riding)
Age: 6 +
Capacity: 15 children or 5 adults
Number of coaches: 2-3

Novice & Intermediate Riders

You can pedal and ride a bicycle, that’s awesome! But can you ride one-handed, stop suddenly at a red light, ride in a group, or ride off road? If not, you belong in this level! Our courses include traffic lights and stop signs where you can learn to control your bike and your mind in challenging situations. We do all of this in the safety of a parking lot. And if everyone is feeling stable and confident, we’ll go out on trails together for some serious fun.

Level 5-6: Proficient/Independent (Mainly offsite riding)
Age: 8 +
Capacity: 10 children or 5 adults
Number of coaches: 2-3

Proficient & Independent Riders

Do you know how to ride a bike and want to go on some riding adventures? Let’s explore trails and learn to overcome the unexpected. There are endless routes to take in this camp. The only thing standing in our way is how far we can go. Riding on paved and unpaved trails, we’ll pick a location, learn how to read maps, navigate traffic on the trails and roadway intersections, change a flat tire, ride to the bike parks, and maybe even get ice cream or get our feet wet in a stream. There are countless surprises along the way and loads of fun.

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Private Lesson FAQs

Yes, unless you do not know how or it’s a battle for you and your child. We are happy to help remove them when you arrive.

Please make sure to use the bathroom before the private lesson. We cannot always guarantee bathroom access.

A bike, a helmet that fits, water bottle, snack, sunglasses, closed toe shoes, sunblock, and yourself or your child. A list can be found here.

We see a significant jump in pedaling/riding ability during private lessons; we can nearly guarantee new riders will be pedaling. However, we usually recommend a second lesson or a future camp to further improve riding ability and to continue on the path of safety through control. The goal of private lessons is to develop new rider’s abilities and boost their confidence and desire to practice at home.

No, unless the level of fear is extreme. The pads tend to get in the way of learning and while anyone can fall, we don’t have many accidents that require knee/elbow pads.

We have locations in Louisville and Boulder we use for lessons. If you want us to come to you, there is a trip charge associated and it’s highly dependent on your area/finding a safe space to do the lesson.

To maximize one’s time and what they learn, a private lesson is best suited for one individual. We know siblings and friends can learn together too and even motivate one another, but learning one-on-one is optimal. If you have a small group you’d like to learn together, please reach out for pricing and possibilities.

We have bikes that can be used if needed, however, we encourage you to bring what your child has at home. Based on what you have we will make assessments, provide advice and use one of ours if needed. You will receive a pre-questionnaire prior to the private lesson. In that questionnaire will be questions pertaining to what equipment you have

We understand things come up. We are happy to work with you on rescheduling or canceling if needed.

We believe everyone should have the chance to learn to ride with control and confidence. If you or your family have financial need, we do have different scholarships that can be applied to help offset some or all of the cost of tuition. Please see our scholarship descriptions.

Pedaling Minds Scholarships

Applying and awarding scholarships at Pedaling Minds

Please, send an email to with a brief motivation for the scholarship request as well as the most recent year’s household tax return (form 1040) to demonstrate eligibility. Apply at least 2 weeks or more before the Pedaling Minds program starts to give us sufficient time to review your application. We may not be able to grant a scholarship if this timeline is not respected.

We are able to provide partial and full scholarships for Pedaling Minds programs

We will review the applications internally and base our decision on the availability of scholarship funds and maximum household gross income (please see the table). If your income is below or equal to the one stated for your family size in this table, you may qualify for a full scholarship depending on our funds.

These values are based on official federal poverty guidelines.

PM is dedicated to serving those in underserved communities. A growing portion of our funds and programming are offered to those from underserved communities each year. Our goal is to raise enough funds to establish mobile hubs of instruction in a variety of underserved neighborhoods around the Front Range.