2021 Urban Bike Camp
Heritage Bikes is launching our first 2-week Bike camp at our new location at Conlon Farm! Small Group sizes, riders between ages 8-12 with supervised daily programming with our team of experienced leaders.
Fully Booked - Ask about the waitlist
A program to ensure that your child will have a summer to remember!
Heritage bikes is launching our first two week Bike camp, starting July 5th. Details are still being dialed in, but this is a call for riders to express their interest in an Urban Bike Riding Camp through Heritage Bikes. Group sizes are small; 1 councilor for 6 children. Riders between 8 and 12 will follow supervised daily programming, riding their own bike through skills training including rules of the road, riding in a group, orienteering on bicycles, riding on quiet urban roads, fixing flat tires, introductory mountain bike skills and more. Bike riding will be supplemented with morning briefings, ultimate frisbee, trips to the splash pads, group games and end of day reflections periods.
Bike Care and Riding Basics, Bike Wash , Flat Fix, Basic Repair Skills, Pump Track Skills and riding, Bike Circus and Parade, Amazing Race Day, Local Bike Rides, MTB Basics skills and Ride, Bike Games, Splash Pad, Group Games, Yoga and Stretching, Arts & Crafts (rainy days)
Prerequisites and Policies
- Must have a bike in good working condition and inspected by a Heritage Bikes mechanic before the session start date.
- Bike must be the appropriate size
- Must be able to confidently ride a bike for 1.5 hour session at least twice/day
- Must be able to follow Covid-19 protocols
Heritage Bikes follows the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Guidelines for Day Camps and is committed to reducing the spread of Covid-19. For more information, please visit: COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for: Day Camps (gov.on.ca)
- Bikes must always be walked across an intersection.
- Helmets must be worn at all times while on bikes.
- Must wear closed toe shoes while riding a bike and participating in sports.
- Masks must be worn at all times indoors and must social distance outdoors.
- If sick, stay home.
- Always clean up after themselves.
- Be respectful, courteous and kind.
Meet the Team
We only hire those with previous activity planning experience for our programming staff. Heritage Bikes owner Pete Wood and Sales Manager Bridgette Mosher will be supervising throughout the entire program. They both have loads of experience in activity planning. Pete was a primary school teacher for many years and taught P.E as well as Art. Bridgette and Pete have been working as snowboard instructors at Mount Pakenham for many years. This is where they met our fun and fabulous counsellors Kaella McKraken and Gillian Szijarto.
Gillian: Hi I’m Gillian, I’m going to be working as a counselor for Heritage Bikes’ summer camp! I love working with kids and I have lots of experience with them; I worked at Mt. Pakenham for three years, teaching kids how to ski and have fun on the hill, I’m currently in the middle of my Bronze Medallion course which unfortunately got cut off due to Covid. I love getting outdoors and doing just about anything active, biking, canoeing, hiking, and everything in between. I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone at camp and sharing my love of the outdoors with all the kids!
Kaella has worked as Snowboard Instructor, planning and delivering lessons to children ages 3-12, have their Red Cross Babysitting Course.
All Counsellors participate in a 3 day Intensive Bike Camp Training with Pete and Bridgette.