Power 2 Pedal (Manningham)
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Power 2 Pedal is a fun and welcoming program, delivered in a safe environment where kids and teens with autism will learn and develop their bike riding skills. This program will also support people to build their skills and confidence to be able to include bike riding in their lifestyle, for example riding to school!
The group size will be a maximum of 8 participants with 2 coaches. We recommend all participants have someone with them at the program to support their development one to one. Please note that support staff are not organised through this program. Should participant support be required, please organise this through a disability service provider (such as Leisure Networks 5222 3911).
Commencing 9th Feb and finishing on 16th March 2023
Level 1 (Beginners) 4.30pm - 5:15pm
Level 1 (Beginners) is designed for those who are new to bike riding or those who have been riding with training wheels. Focus areas will be balancing, pedalling, steering and braking.
Level 2 (Intermediate) 5:30m - 6:15pm
Level 2 (Intermediate) is designed for those who are confident riding but need to refine their skills. Focus areas may be areas such as controlling/turning, braking, scanning, gear changing, hazard awareness. Participants will also get the opportunity to learn new BMX skills and ride on the BMX track.
If you are unsure what level would be appropriate for your child please contact Tori on 0434412989 or [email protected].
Park Orchards BMX Club, 39-49 Stintons Road, Park Orchards VIC 3114
Or you can use NDIS plans to pay for the program. Please chat to [email protected] if you would like to use NDIS funding to pay for program.
What you need to bring/wear
- A suitable-sized bike and well-fitting helmet if you have one (please let us know if you need to borrow either of these)
- A drink bottle
- Closed-toe shoes
- Long sleeve top and pants
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Our Power 2 Pedal program has been specially designed to help get more kids and teens with autism riding their bikes and including active transport into their weekly routine. Power 2 Pedal is a 6-week after school program, with sessions running for 45 minutes at the Park Orchards BMX Club with all facilitators specially trained by Cycling Australia. We encourage families to be part of the journey by coming to the sessions to support the children as well as meeting new families.
Power 2 Pedal is supported by VicHealth in partnership with Aus Cycling, Manningham Council, and the Park Orchards BMX club.
Leisure Networks respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of Australia. We are committed to inclusive communities.