HK2 Educational Programs and Biking Events
After School Bike Programs
'My first encounters with HK2 were watching kids practice safe biking skills around YES. Kids shared that they were having a blast, and I heard safe coaching tips in the direction of bikers'
—Todd Abbott [read more]
This year we are taking a season break from our after school bike programs. We all have young children we need to spend a bit more time with. However we do have private classes for Minis and Elementary kids. Please contact Lenora directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a class in your neighborhood or with your family.
Ages 7 to 9 and 10 to 13
These biking camps are for kids ages 7-13. Riders of all abilities will learn the basics of mountain biking, safety, and bike maintenance, while making new friends and exploring great trails built by many volunteers and inspired by the Yarmouth Bike and Ped committee. These camps are organized for fun, adventure and learning. Ability range is for beginners to intermediate.
Our days will be organized with trail riding, bike maintenance class, games on and off the bike, skill development, guest speakers that will inspire and amaze the kids, as well as a beach day, a field trip day to Chebeague Island on outlined weeks, and a choice hour so the kids can pick a different adventure to go to on each day, while making new friends.
"HK2 in my eyes is an organization that teaches you way more than how to ride a bike. HK2 instills confidence, community, and character which teaches individuals to be responsible members of a community, and to give back rather than always take. HK2 teaches young individuals how to be strong responsible leaders."
—Angelea Preston, Nurse [more]
Session 1: July 10-14, ages 7 to 9; this week will include the day trip to Cheabegue Island - families will have to provide ferry fee - Register Online
Session 2: July 24-28, ages 10 to 13; this week will include the day trip to Cheabegue Island - families will have to provide ferry fee - Register Online
Session 3: August 7-11, ages 7 to 9 - Register Online
Session 4: August 28th-September 1, ages 10 to 13 - Register Online
Time: 9:00 to 3:00, drop off time starts at 8:45, pick up time is no later than 3:15. There will be a late pick up fee of $5 per five minutes rounded to the nearest 5 minutes. Payment is due at time of pick up. Thank you for your understanding.
Location: Cousin Island Community House, Sandy Point Beach, and the Yarmouth West Side Trail System
Session Fee: $300 (which includes t-shirt)
Registration: Register online thru YCS (use links above)
"We are fortunate to live in a community where riding bicycles to school is still possible, safe, and fun. HK2 teaches bike safety, rules of the road, and responsibility incorporated into opportunities to ride and practice, creating authentic experiences."
—Betsy Lane, Principal [read more]
What to bring (applies to all programs):
NO OPEN TOED SHOES OR BAGGIE SHORTS OR PANTS.
- Tuned up Mountain Bike is a must for safety and fun for the rider. Hybrid bikes don't work very well and become frustrating for kiddos. We do have bikes that can be rented for the week if needed. Please contact Hk2 directly at email@example.com.
- CamelBak® or water bottle on bike
- Bug Spray, sunscreen, bathing suits, and towels
- Backpack that is easy to ride with
- Lunch and snacks for each day
- Gloves and bike shorts are encouraged
Our goals for this program:
- To help each kid learn and improve the skills of mountain biking, safety, and bike maintenance
- To improve their biking skills on the road and off
- Instill in them a passion for mountain biking, and general biking for a lifelong sport
- Meet other kids to ride and have fun with!
"Lenora Felker has a wonderful way of connecting with children and makes bike safety a fun and informative learning experience."
—Ellen Honan [read more]
Weather Policy: We are an outdoor camp with some coverage. So we will ride in inclement weather as long as it is not severe. Please watch weather reports and bring your kids with appropriate attire. If we have to cancel a day because of severe weather there will be no makeup day.
Camp Outline and Schedule will be sent out prior to camp to all families registered.
IMPORTANT: Acknowledgement of Risk form (PDF) must be signed and submitted.
BE HAPPY RIDE A BIKE AND ALWAYS HAVE FUN!!!