Kids (4-6 yr) Bike Summer Camp at Oak Street (Laurelhurst Park) – Neo Newts – 8/14-17

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Kids (4-6 yr) Bike Summer Camp at Oak Street (Laurelhurst Park) – Neo Newts – 8/14-17

August 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Attention Parents & Guardians! NWTA in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is proud to present basic bike skills for potty-trained kiddos ages 4-6 yrs olds!

Registration for this camp is for 4 days (Monday – Thursday). Please be ready to commit to having your rider attend each day.

In partnership with PP&R, Project^ & Elaine B Bikes, NWTA is excited to offer these bike skills camps at Oak Street (Laurelhurst Park).

Oak Street at Laurelhurst Park pickup and drop off: park along SE 37th Ave or on SE Oak St. west of 37th. After registration watch your emails for more detailed check-in instructions. 

Event Location: Bike Skills Features at Oak Street at Laurelhurst Park – Parents on site or nearby during class, please. There are park benches next to the riding areas.

We will ride if it is lightly raining, but we may cancel if it is a heavy rain. Watch your emails by 7:30 am the day of the class.

Neo Newts:

Rider Experience: Beginners with 0 – ½ years of riding on dirt trails and are on a 2-wheeled pedal bike. No training wheels. 

These riders may know how to ride or they are starting to pedal. They have fun cruising around a park or in front of the house. They can go on short rides (up to 1 mile) with the family or friends. They can get going, pedal and stop unaided on pavement. They are able to pick up the bike if it falls over. They are comfortable riding a bike on pavement and bike paths. 

Newts are interested in taking it to the trails and may be working on standing on the pedals, shifting and cornering, and is already or is interested in riding in grass, gravel, off low curbs, or over small sticks and through puddles and on varied terrain such as a pump track or rolling terrain.

During this class: these riders will improve their balance by standing on the pedals, learn to vary body position, brake more confidently and corner more smoothly. They’ll learn to climb, descend and ride with confidence and have fun rolling over features up to 4-6” high, if they want — all while keeping the wheels on the ground.

Bike: A Neo Newt’s bike has platform pedals, hand brake(s) preferred, and is in good working condition with tires suitable for dirt trails. Single speeds and kick stands are OK. No training wheels. A Newt’s helmet fits properly, is in good condition and is less than 5 years old.

Required Gear: 

-A pedal bike in good working condition. 

-A properly fitting helmet in good condition and is less than 5 years old* 

-Water bottle and snacks

-Clothing appropriate for the weather

-Pack to carry layers, snacks and water

Recommended Gear:

-Full fingered gloves

-Knee and elbow protection

-Eye protection

*We have helmets and may have bikes to loan! Be sure to let us know your child’s height when registering.

Have questions? mail [email protected]

Once registered, please sign the waiver for your MINOR Child HERE

Thank you to our partners & sponsors:

Portland Parks & Recreation


Elaine B. Bikes