CLT Bike Camp
Do your kids love the outdoors, learning, and exploring new and interesting places? If so, CLT Bike Camp would be a great option for them to try out this summer. Whether they are biking experts or just getting started there are camps available for all ages and experience levels.
CLT Bike Camp was first started in the summer of 2016 by Charlotte and Bethanie. They are passionate educators and car-free individuals that were brought together over a common idea; to spend their summer riding bicycles with kids. Their mission ‘is to inspire healthy lifestyle choices and foster personal and community growth through experiential education in active transit.’
A typical camp week looks something like this:
Day 1: Everyone gets to know one another and they cover the basic foundations of safe riding along with a short ride to break in.
Days 2-4: During the week they explore Charlotte and practice the safe riding tips discussed on day one. The rides take them to a wide range of destinations, such as Discovery Place and public parks, around our beautiful city. They play games along the way and also learn how to maintain and repair their own bikes.
Day 5: They end their camp with an open ride to friends and family followed by a small farewell party.
All camps have drop-off times between 8:30am-9am and pick-up between 4:30-5pm. They are located at 932 Seigle Ave, 28205. It’s important that all riders have their own bike, are able to start and stop without assistance and are able to ride in a straight line.
Their next available camp being offered is:
First Wheels: June 18-22, 2018 Ages 5-8
This camp is geared toward novice bikers. In this program, they will learn about intersections, hazards, speed control, and basic repair. They will play plenty of games and have time to practice riding to parks and fun locations nearby. They will mainly work on skills and drills as well as enjoying some local bicycle adventures. The typical mileage for First Wheels will be 6 or fewer miles a day.
If CLT Bike Camp sounds like something your children would enjoy it is easy to sign up online at http://cltbikecamp.org/camps. They even offer scholarship/sliding scale tuition as an option at checkout!
Written by: Elizabeth