Kids Programs


We are excited to offer summer camps, teams and lessons for kids. If you want to introduce your child to cycling in a fun, supportive environment, we have been teaching and coaching young riders since 2004.  From their first ride on two wheels to elite level competition, Cycle U coaches know how to teach cycling the right way.

We offer:

  • Kids Summer Bike Racing Academy
  • Cycle U Junior Team
  • Learn to Ride private lessons

Registration opens December 1st, 2018

Kids’ Summer Bike Racing Academy

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Our Kids Summer Bike Racing Academy offers week-long day camps for kids ages 7-13 with expert coaches.  Ride local trails on and off-road, learn basic mechanics, safe commuting, basics of racing and skills in a fun and supportive environment.  For riders who can ride 5-15 miles or more on flat terrain.

Price: $250 per week (early bird $175 until Jan 1st) Registration opens December 1st.
Dates for 2019:
> June 24th-28th          
> July 8th-13th             
> July 29th- Aug 2nd
Time: Mon – Fri; 8:30am – 11:30am
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Full refund with 2 months written notice prior to camp start day. 1/2 refund or credit toward future camp with 30 days written notice.   No refund with less than 30 day notice.

Cycle U Junior Team

Our racing team for kids ages 7-17 gives your young rider professional coaching to become the best rider they can be.  Our riders range from beginners to those competing at the National Championships.  Our main focus is Cyclocross racing, and we support the kids at almost every local race.

Price: $100 per month or $500 for the year includes weekly training rides with coaching and race support.  Registration opens December 1st.
Times (summer): Thu 2:00 – 4:00
Times (school year): Thu 4:30 – 6:30 & Sat

Varsity level is by invite only for those Junior riders fast and focused enough to seek coaching to excel at the local, regional, national or world level. All Varsity candidates must first join the Cycle U junior team for evaluation. Coaching includes regular bike fitting, training plan, testing and 1-1 coaching with head coach Craig Undem. Varsity riders need to be able to maintain 15mph on flat roads on a road bike and have good racing skills. Separate high-level workout schedule and fee’s apply.

Learn to Ride – private or group lessons

We teach children (and adults, too!)  how to ride for the first time on 2 wheels.  One of our coaches will work one-on-one to fit their bike and helmet, learn balance skills, and begin pedaling on two wheels in a safe, supportive environment.

Most kids start with a 30 minute lesson to get the bike and equipment set up correctly and learn the basics of riding and balancing. Then after a week at home to practice the techniques, we meet again for a final lesson to perfect their technique of starting and stopping and riding on 2 wheels.

We teach Learn to Ride lessons year-round out at both West Seattle and Sand Point shops or at a park/playground near you.   Cost is $100 for multiple lessons with a 98% success rate.