Alberta Bike Camps for Kids and Adults too!
Whether you have young children that rip around on strider bikes, teens that are ready to race, or your family has purchased new bikes during the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s a camp in Alberta that is made for you and your kids. Joining a bike camp is one of the fastest ways to progress as a rider and can help riders of all levels touch up on their skills and find new riding buddies. We at Kids Bikes Canada hope this resource can help you choose the right camp for you and/or your child this summer. Happy Riding!
If you know of an awesome Alberta Bike Camp that we have missed let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
*These camps follow government guidelines and may be subject to changes in programming*
Pedalheads Bike Camps: Pedalheads Bike, Swim, and Sport Camps | Alberta
Camp Location(s): Across Alberta
Camp Ages: 2-12,
One of the largest and longest running cycling camps, Pedalheads provides camps across Alberta for children of all ages and skill levels. The company offers everything from hourly sessions to week long biking camps where riders aged 2-12 can learn to ride and learn skills to keep them safe while riding on roads. Pedalhead also runs mountain biking courses called Trail courses for children aged 4-12 that are able to ride without training wheels that allows them to develop off-road riding skills.
RMCC Summer Youth Mountain Bike Camps: Summer Youth Mountain Bike Camps - Rundle Mountain Cycling Club
Camp Location(s): Canmore
Camp Ages: 5-13, & 18+ also available
The Rundle Mountain Cycling Club provides week long cycling camps with a primary focus on mountain biking. These camps are hosted by some of the best mountain bike coaches in the province and are sure to provide your young rider with an awesome time and new mountain biking skills. The camps are best for capable riders that have interest and/or previous experience mountain biking. Older children who have progressed through the youth camps or have equivalent experience may enjoy RMCC’s AMP or Rampage programs that focus on Enduro and XC mountain bike racing respectively. Finally, if you would like to work on your skills so you can keep up with the kids or just want some riding buddies at the Canmore Nordic Centre while your kids are at camp, RMCC provides short adult sessions for parents.
Bicykids Camps and Programs: Bike Scape
Camp Location: Banff and Canmore
Camp Ages: 4+ Youth and Adult
We like how they named their individual programs from "Wheelie Awesomer's" to "Coatsbusters". Their camps are all build around having fun while incorporate all the fundamental skills of riding mountain bikes on trails. Sounds wheelie good to me!
Alberta 66 Mountain Biking: Alberta66MTB Youth Programs
Camp Location: Bragg Creek
Camp Ages: 6+ Youth and Adult
Create your own summer-camp with up to 6 kids and take your mountain bike skills up a notch with Alberta 66 MTB. These guys are great and highly recommended.
Sweet Website and sooo many programs to choose from. They have everything from private couples ride to skill development for all ages, Summer Camps and more. If you live down in the Crowsnest Pass or you are just visiting for holidays. Consider trying one of their classes. I know we will! :)
University of Calgary Biking Camps: Biking - Active Living (ucalgary.ca)
Camp Location(s): Calgary
Camp Ages: Grades 2-12, & 18+ also available
The University of Calgary Active Living Program offers a large variety of summer biking camps for both kids and adults. The program’s Tour De Calgary series provides children between grades 2-8 who are capable of riding more than 3 km with a chance to ride their bikes in a safe environment throughout the city pathway networks. The U of C also has mountain bike programming for kids entering grades 6-12 who are more interested in trail riding. Finally the university offers weeknight mountain biking camps for adults which take place in Calgary and Kananaskis, as well as a camp to learn how to service and maintain bikes for those 14+.
Winsport Mountain Biking Camps: Lessons & Programs | WinSport
Camp Location(s): Calgary (Canada Olympic Park)
Camp Ages: 6 - 18+
Winsport is once again hosting lift access mountain bike camps for kids in 2021. These camps allow kids who are capable of riding on pathways and who want an extra challenge to learn mountain bike skills such as jumping and cornering. Winsport also offers Coed and Women's only mountain bike programs for adults looking to enter the sport of mountain biking. The camps take place on the Paskapoo slopes trail system and Winsport’s private trails and bike skills area which have been fully revamped for the 2021 season.
KIDS N SKIDS Cycling Programs: Kids n Skids Cycling Programs
Camp Location(s): Calgary
Camp Ages: 10 - 15
Kids N Skids is run by Tanya Dubnicoff, a multiple Canadian Summer Olympian in Trek Cycling - Who doesn't want to be coached by a Olympian. :)
The Program is focused on developing basic fundamental cycling skills.
They challenge each athlete at their level and pace while making it fun and creating friendships.
Safer Cycling Calgary: Home (safer cycling calgary.ca)
Camp Location(s): Calgary
Camp Ages: 4-18+
Safer Cycling Calgary offers children and adults who don’t have experience riding bikes a chance to learn in a safe environment. For families living in the city and urban setting, they will teach your child how to ride on the road, which is very important. Their qualified instructors will help cyclists of any levels or ages learn how to ride a bike and proper bike safety so that they can feel safe and confident while enjoying the outdoors this summer.
Whatever the ability of you or your child, it's sure to be a great experience learning something new about cycling
B-Line BMX camps: Programs & Camps | B-Line (blinebikepark.com)
Camp Location(s): B-line Bike Park Calgary
Camp Ages: 5+
Riders over the age of 5 who are confident bike riders will be able to improve their skills in B-Line’s controlled indoor environment. B-Line camps have great coaching from experienced riders and are sure to improve the skills of any young rider with an interest in BMX, Dirt Jumping, or Mountain Biking. Finally because these camps take place indoors your rider is guaranteed a great time regardless of the weather. Both, our daughter and son loved the day camps and at the end of the day came out filthy and sweaty but so happy.
Calgary Safety Council Biking Program: Calgary Safety Council
Camp Location(s): Calgary
Camp Age: 4-12
Lacombe Bike Camps: Registration – Lacombe Bike Camp
Camp Location(s): Lacombe
Camp Ages: 5-14
This camp which began in 2020 is one of very few kids bike camps in Central Alberta. The camp offers small group sizes divided by age, and ability in which kids can gradually build their bike skills both on and off road and ride the awesome local trails around Lacombe. The camp has expanded this year with two new coaches and new Adventures programs being offered which teach outdoor skills in addition to biking.
Mountain Biking Nordegg: Frontier Lodge | Adventure Centre | Nordegg
Camp Location(s): Nordegg
Camp Ages: 11-18
Frontier Lodge’s Adventure School program includes two summer mountain biking camps in addition to other camps which focus exclusively on climbing or whitewater activities. The mountain bike camps run from 9:30 to 4:00 each day with lunch being provided by the lodge. Adventure 1 is for those who are capable of riding fairly long distances but who have limited or no prior mountain biking experience while Adventure 2 is for those who have mountain biking experience and are looking to learn to ride technical features and trails. Due to the Covid - 19 pandemic things are running slightly differently at Nordegg. There are fewer Adventure School spots available but more individual Adventure days available for group and individual booking.
Sprockids and Juventus: Sprockids (age 8 to 11) — Juventus Cycling Club
Camp Location(s): Edmonton
Camp Ages 8-11
Hosted by one of Alberta’s best youth focused clubs the Juventus Sprockids program helps kids aged 8 to 11 to build mountain bike skills. The camps take place in small groups separated so your child will ride with others of similar skill level. During the camps riders will learn how to properly climb, descend and ride over obstacles as well as basic safety and bike maintenance skills. Juventus also provides programming for teens with a focus on performance and competition and hosts races in multiple cycling disciplines.
Edmonton Ski (Bike) Club: Edmonton Ski Club - Summer Programs
Camp Location(s): Edmonton
Camp Ages 6 - 16+
Join these guys for a safe and supportive environment for weekly mountain bike skill instruction, trail rides, youth fitness & patio yoga! All programs are led by certified coaches.
Cranky's & Splash Day Camp: Cranky's & Splash Day Camp
Camp Location(s): St. Albert, Edmonton
Camp Ages: 7-9
This is a bike camp for kids who enjoy exploring on two wheels! It includes lessons in basic bike maintenance, bike safety, traffic rules and of course lots of fun riding.
Sprockids Hinton: Sprockids Summer Bike Camp
Camp Location(s): Hinton
Camp Ages: 2-14
Hinton has one of the best Bike Parks in the province. No wonder they have a great, successful kids bike program. We have met many parents over the years, who had kids in the programs. Go give it a try and explore Hinton on two wheels.
670 Collective: 670collective - events
Camp Location: Medicine Hat, Cypress Hills
Camp Age: N/A
I am not certain on a kids bike camp for 2022 as I can't find information but I have seen lots of kids bike groups in Cypress Hills and Redcliff, which make me think that there is programs available. The people from 670 Collective are super nice and helpful and likely able to point you in the right direction. Let us know if you find out.
We hope you find a program that fits your family's needs. Even though we strongly believe that a dedicated, certified coach can vastly improve a child's or your own skills, it might not work for everybody for different reasons. Whether you take your child out to run errands on a bike, ride to school or just take them on regular bike rides, it will give them confidence, skills and a way to disconnect from our busy lives.