Summer Cycling Program

Our seven-week summer cycling program teaches individuals of all abilities how to cycle. Every student comes to summer program with a different goal, and different prior experience. Examples of student goals include: participating in a community bike ride with peers, learning to balance and ride a two-wheel bike, participating in a tandem bike ride through the community, and maintaining endurance on a tricycle. PEAC is committed to providing quality instruction, and creating environments where all students can learn, are appreciated, respected and have fun.


Program Details

Structure:

Summer program is seven weeks long, and students meet once or twice per week for a 50-minute session. The first day of summer program is assessment day. On assessment day, each student and his/her family will talk about their prior cycling experience (none needed!) and set a goal for the summer. We’ll also size your son/daughter for the bike(s) that he/she will ride over the summer. We have LOTS of different types of bikes including: tandems, 2 wheel mountain bikes, road bikes, hand-cycles tricycles, recumbent bikes, and adaptive cycles.  There are 3 PEAC instructors at each site, and we generally have between 5 and 7 students enrolled in each 50-minute class.

Do we need to bring our own bikes or helmets?

Nope, but you can! We have mountain bikes, road bikes, hand-cycles tricycles, recumbent bikes, and adaptive cycles in all sizes. We also have helmets, but many students choose to bring one that they are already comfortable wearing.

Cost: $40 per student

Locations: Ann Arbor, Dexter, Oakland County (Farmington), Lansing Area, Saline, Downriver, Toledo

Instructors:

Our summer program instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, including: recreational therapy, occupational therapy, special education, cycling, and beyond! This diversity makes for a creative and cohesive team. On a 2016 parent survey, staff received an average of 4.6/5! We are proud to have such a passionate, dedicated family of staff.

Family Involvement:

We’d love to have your help at site! Because there are 3 instructors and 4-7 students at each session, family participation is encouraged. We’ll teach you about the bike(s) your son/daughter is riding, skill development techniques, and how to captain a tandem.

Community Bike Rides:

Towards the end of the summer, each site hosts an evening bike ride. At this event, students come out with their parents, siblings and friends to go on a bike ride in the neighborhood surrounding their summer site, share some ice cream, and receive recognition for their accomplishments during summer program.

Registration:

We potentially still have openings in our program. Please reach out to Joe Altizer (Joseph@bikeprogram.org) and he can get you set up or on the waitlist.

  • Ann Arbor Mon & Wed (Sessions between 12pm – 7pm) starting June 26th.
  • Ann Arbor Tue & Thur (Sessions between 9am – 4pm) starting June 27th.
  • Dexter Mon & Wed (Sessions between 12pm – 7pm) starting June 26th.
  • Saline Tue & Thur (Sessions between 9am – 4pm) starting June 27th.
  • Oakland County Mondays (Sessions between 9am – 4pm) starting June 26th.
  • Downriver Thursdays (Sessions between 9am – 4pm)  starting June 29th
  • Lansing Tuesdays (Sessions between 9am – 4pm) starting June 27th.
  • Toledo, OH Mon & Wed (Sessions between 9am – 4pm) starting June 26th.

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