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2018 REGISTRATION OPEN IN EARLY FEBRUARY

2018 SUMMER SCHEDULE

11 June through 17 August

What is Two Wheelers Club

Two Wheelers Club is for kids in grade K – 3 who want to learn to ride, improve on their fundamentals, or gain the confidence and stamina needed for adventure riding. The emphasis of TWC is obtaining the balance and coordination needed to ride on two wheels, mastering starting, stopping, and controlled forward movement, and gaining confidence in riding skills before tackling the more challenging rides of Adventure Riding Camp.

Different Skills, Different Groups

Each week Two Wheelers Club is organized into two groups of riders. One group consists of Novice riders, here to learn the basics of riding. They work on fundamentals most of the week and by week’s end should be able to take short rides around the neighborhood. The second group contains Beginner riders who can ride independently but need further skills development and confidence before heading out on longer rides. This group takes short neighborhood rides once or twice daily while also working on skills development at our clubhouse. Both groups of riders have plenty of off-bike fun at camp and on local walking field trips. We assign kids to a group based on the information provided to us at registration and after observation.

TWC is for Novice and Beginner riders only. Kids not yet in grade 1 who are beyond these skill levels are welcome to ride with TWC and help their peers learn to ride, but they will not be engaging in rides they might consider long or challenging. For children beyond grade 3 still needing to learn or refine their basic riding skills, please contact us about Private Lessons. We find it’s easier for older kids to learn with their peers rather than with the younger riders of Two Wheelers Club.

NEW FOR 2018 – FIELD TRIPS!!!

TWC riders in our full-day camp will join their ARC teammates in the weekly field trips! We’re stoked! They’ll be stoked! See the Destinations tab below.

CAMP OPTIONS

  • Full-Day All weeks of Two Wheelers Club include a full-day session. 8:30 to 4:00 daily. Afternoon extended camp available from 4:00 to 5:30. Lunch option available.
  • Morning Half-Day Available Weeks 7 – 9 (Jul 23, Jul 30, Aug 6). 8:30 to 12:30 daily. Lunch option available.
  • Girls-Only Week 3 (Jun 25) is our Girls-Only week in both Two Wheelers Club and Adventure Riding Camp.

Each day of the week provides a mix of on-bike training and practice and off-bike opportunities to play and put aside learning to ride for a while. The day’s schedule is flexible, allowing the kids and coaches to figure out what’s best at any given time – some groups of kids are eager to ride as much as possible while others are comfortable with a more relaxed pace.

DAILY SCHEDULE The schedule for a typical day is:

  • 8:30 to 9:00 Arrival and check-in (full-day and morning half-day).
  • 9:00 to 9:30 Warm-ups to make sure everyone’s comfortable and ready to get started.
  • 9:30 – 12:00 Each day’s bicycling activities begin with a bike and helmet check. The rest of the morning is spent in 30 to 45 minute skills training sessions, with snack, restroom and play breaks between each session.
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunchtime, playground play, free riding. Pickup for morning half-day riders.
  • 1:00 – 3:30 During the afternoon we usually leave the clubhouse area for an adventure in the neighborhood. There are many things to discover nearby, including other area parks, nature trails in the Presidio, or even destinations accessible with a quick Muni ride.
  • 3:30 – 4:00 Story and play time. Each day ends with a quiet period devoted to reading a bike-themed story and discussing what was learned during the day. The remaining time is devoted to free play until pick-up.
  • 4:00 Pick-up.
  • 4:00 – 5:30 Extended Camp. This is an opportunity to practice riding skills, play games, read, or work on bikes with the coaches.

 

Our weekly field trips and other special events for this summer’s sessions are listed below*.

One day each week we take a field trip out of town. Field trips are taken by bus (a truck follows along with our bikes). Field trips occur on Thursdays, unless noted otherwise below.

Week 1 (June 11 – 15)

  • Field trip destination: Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont. The day will include opportunities for bird watching, nature studies, a visit to a 2,000 year old Ohlone Indian village site, and some awesome paved and unpaved trail riding.

Week 2 (June 18 – 22)

  • Field trip destination: Half Moon Bay. This trip features paved paths along the Coastal Trail, beachcombing, and off-road riding through the trees and fields south of Half Moon Bay State Park.

Week 3 (June 25 – 29)

  • Girls Only week: featuring girl-centered speakers, workshops, and activities focused on self-confidence and leadership skills for girls.
  • Field trip destination: Coyote Point, San Mateo. After a quick tour of CuriOdyssey we’ll ride the San Francisco Bay Trail south to several bayfront parks.

Week 4 (July 2 – 6)

  • Field trip destination: Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, Pt. Richmond. This day offers a chance to ride the flat trails along the shoreline of Miller/Knox and visit the historic terminus of the transcontinental railroad. It also features a visit to the Red Oak Victory ship in the Port of Richmond.
  • Holiday: no camp on Wednesday, 4 July. Happy Independence Day!

Week 5 (July 9 – 13)

  • Field trip destination: Ross to Corte Madera, Marin. We’ll ride the bike paths between Ross and Corte Madera Town Park, winding through the College of Marin and the creeks and sloughs of Larkspur and Corte Madera.

Week 6 (July 16 – 20)

  • Field trip destination: Hellyer Velodrome, San Jose. Hellyer Velodrome is one of only six velodromes on the west coast, and our trips there offer a unique experience for kids to ride the track. Riders can ride their own bikes on the track, and also will have an opportunity to ride in adjacent Hellyer County Park. Due to increased fees at the velodrome a $10 activity fee must be added to this week. This is a Wednesday field trip due to other scheduled events at the track.

Week 7 (July 23 – 27)

  • Field trip destination: Half Moon Bay. We return to Half Moon Bay to ride the paved paths along the Coastal Trail, enjoy some beachcombing, and enjoy the off-road riding through the trees and fields south of Half Moon Bay State Park. No field trip for half-day riders.

Week 8 (July 30 – August 3)

  • Field trip destination: Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont. The day will include opportunities for bird watching, nature studies, a visit to a 2,000 year old Ohlone Indian village site, and some awesome paved and unpaved trail riding. No field trip for half-day riders.

Week 9 (August 6 – 10)

  • Field trip destination: Coyote Point, San Mateo. After a quick tour of CuriOdyssey we’ll ride the San Francisco Bay Trail south to several bayfront parks. No field trip for half-day riders.

Week 10 (August 13 -17)

  • Field trip destination: Ross to Corte Madera, Marin. We’ll ride the bike paths between Ross and Corte Madera Town Park, winding through the College of Marin and the creeks and sloughs of Larkspur and Corte Madera.

* Schedule and events are subject to change.

Two Wheelers Club Extended Camp
Standard week full day: $475
Half Day option (Weeks 7 – 9): $290
Holiday week: $425
Standard week: $50
Holiday week: $40
Single day: $12/day

A $25 transportation fee will be added to full day registration fees due to increased transportation costs.
For Week 6: a $10 activity fee will be added due to access fees at the velodrome.

Discounts & Financial Aid

  • Register for 3 or more weeks (weeks need not be consecutive): 10% discount. Half-day registration does not count toward multi-week discount.
  • Sibling enrolled during the same week: 10% discount.
  • Limited reduced price registration / financial assistance may be available. Please contact us for details.

Refunds

Click here for our refund policy.

Transfers & Changes

Changing weeks after you’ve registered is possible if space is available. Changing to a week that’s full will result in your name being placed on the wait list in the order it was received – if space does not open in this case, no refund or credit will be provided. After May 1, changes to open weeks will be assessed a transfer fee of $40, payable before transfer is confirmed.

Friends & Siblings

We will try to accommodate friends or siblings who wish to ride together. However, for safety’s sake we need to make sure everyone is riding in the best group for their ability or that more advanced riders know that they won’t be riding to their full potential if they want to stay with a friend or sibling who’s a less skilled rider. If you’re registering along with a friend for the same week(s) and wish to ride together, please let us know.

Wait List

If you see “Join Waitlist” in the Registration link below that week has filled but you can add your child’s name to the wait list. Open spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We don’t know if openings will become available, but if a space opens we will begin contacting wait list families immediately in order of registration. If you decline or respond after 24 hours of notification you will be removed from the wait list for that particular week.

Enrollment & Attendance

We ask that every effort be made to have your child attend on the first day of the week when we review rules, get acquainted, and assess the skill level of all our riders.

Registration Records

Please try to complete your child’s online registration records in full when registering. You have an option to complete records later. However, records not complete by 15 May may result in cancellation of your registration and loss of 20% of your registration fee in the cancellation refund.

Age Limits

We cannot make exceptions to our age/grade limits.

Moving Up

Once kids have successfully completed Two Wheelers Club they may continue their bicycling adventures by attending Adventure Riding Camp (ARC). Enrollment in ARC is limited to grade 1 and above; children in Kindergarten may continue to ride with Two Wheelers where they can hone their riding skills. When registering children in grades 1 – 3 in Two Wheelers, you may also register for later ARC weeks; however, Wheel Kids reserves the right to keep a child in Two Wheelers Club if his/her skills are not sufficient for ARC activities. For multi-week registrations we recommend two weeks of TWC, especially for kids starting off at Novice level. If you combine three or more weeks of Two Wheelers and ARC, the multi-week registration discount will be applied. Please contact us if you have questions about the potential for your child to move up to ARC.

Schedule and events are subject to change. Minimum registration of 12 participants per week is required. Registered participants will be notified of cancellation due to insufficient registrations; a full refund will be provided. See Refunds page for refund policy for all other circumstances. A waitlist will be available once registration is full.

Our friends at Angelina’s Deli-Cafe can provide a bag lunch for Wheel Kids riders. The daily menu includes a sandwich (turkey, cheese, or pb&j; gluten-free option available), fruit, and chips. Angelina’s will deliver lunches to our clubhouse daily before we get started on our rides.

  • Sign up for the lunch option when you register for camp.
  • Sorry, no substitutions available. The sandwich type you choose will be provided each day.
  • Week-long option only; day-at-a-time option not available.
  • Cost: $45/week ($36/week for holiday weeks)
  • We still recommend including a few snacks in your kid’s backpack. No camp eats like Wheel Kids!

REGISTRATION

BEFORE YOU REGISTER:

  1. Do you have the right camp?Kids in grade K – 3 who can’t ride or aren’t confident: Two Wheelers Club.
    Kids in grade 1 and up who can ride: Adventure Riding Camp.
    Not sure: see our rider skills categories.
  2. Paying for the lunch option?
    Payment occurs on the first screen of the registration process. Not taking the lunch option? No need to indicate a sandwich preference on the registration form.

Registration closes five days in advance of the event date.

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