Learn to ride a bicycle or advance your skills

SEASON STARTS: MARCH 30th

Learn to ride a bicycle whether you are young or young at heart!  Cycling is too much fun not to!

Available as soon as weather permits in the Spring and continue throughout the cycling season! 

"Year after year, we encouraged and tried to help our son, Mitchell, to ride a bike. Year after year, it became more frustrating for him. He would shut down,not want to try any more and it ‘knocked down’ his confidence. He would see other kids in the neighbourhood riding and his friends would ask to go bike riding. To us, he would say, “I can’t ride a bike.” Getting a little older, he decided that the time was now or never. We weren’t sure how to go about it this time, because we wanted so badly for him to be successful. We found Peter’s website online and decided to give it a try. Unsure what to expect, we went in with an open mind. It took three sessions for our son to learn how to ride on his own. Peter was fantastic. He broke the learning down into a logical sequence that, as parents, we never thought of. Peter built Mitchell’s confidence through patience, expertise and observation of his readiness. As Mitchell mastered one piece, Peter would move on to the next step. This building of skills along the way also built Mitchell’s belief in himself. He needed to show perseverance (since he was the one who had to do the work), resilience (as he had to work through the frustrations as he was learning) and humour (Peter would play little games to lighten up the mood when Mitchell felt doubtful).  We would recommend anyone who needs help learning to ride a bike to spend time with this wonderful coach, Peter. We can’t thank him enough for the transformation we see in our son through his Learn to Ride experience." Melissa, Travis and Mitchell S. Oro-Medonte, ON

With guidance and patience, our trainer will have you riding with confidence in no time!

Just think of all that you can see and enjoy on your bicycle.

The trails you can blaze.....!

"I'm so excited!  Now I can join my husband and kids on bike rides.  Peter is great!" AJ, Milton, ON.  Had her training while on vacation.





Born to Ride Bicycle supplies you with the right bike or ensures your bike is the right fit, proper helmet and even elbow and knee pads. 

You supply the enthusiasm and energy!

You know it takes a bit of energy to ride a bike?  ...but, don't fret!

We will work with you slowly but challenge you to success so you can shout "WOW...what a ride!"

"1st time"  L-Ride Private 2 hour training includes:                                      

We have transformed many of our clients into cyclists within the first two hours 

  • Training bicycle
  • Helmet for 8 years of age and older
  • Focused & motivated training technique
  • Core strength techniques & skills development
  • Overcoming fears & challenges
  • Practice and training specific to the individual requirements
  • Riding in safe environment 
  • Access to $5000 in training equipment
  • Proper bicycle fit and style specific to rider

***All first time learn to ride students are required to complete a 2 hour training session, after which 1-1/2hr sessions become available. Most students learn to ride within the 2hr session, but many choose additional sessions for improving their skill set. They are excited and looking forward to it!

We recommend that you wait to purchase a new bicycle till, after your training is complete.  We find many students are buying the wrong type or size of bike for their needs. Your trainer is a great resource to recommend your next bicycle, we support local shops, we do sell off many of our rental bicycles annually, or if your willing to spend a little more, we can build one for you.

2nd L-Ride Private 1-1/2 hour training includes:                                          

  • Training review
  • How to control your bicycle
  • Turning & Perception techniques
  • Avoiding obstacles
  • Overcoming obstacle
  • Testing throughout session obstacle course
  • Practice and training specific to the individual requirements
  • Riding in safe environment 
  • Next level core cycling techniques
  • Core strength and control
  • Identifying and recommendations for the right bicycle and fit

Note: We offer many levels of L-Ride training, including more advanced levels for the more serious athlete ie. Ride to Conquer Cancer (250km), or the CycleSafe and Cycle-Safety program for street riders on all levels. We also offer a dedicated session, supplying you with a variety of bicycles  (Hybrid, Road, MTB, and Tandem bicycles for couples). We also offer cross training, with a mix of different styles of riding, we supply the right bicycle for every style of training! 

**If you bring your own bike, it has to be in riding condition or else there will be a charge for servicing it.

PAYMENT PLANS: Would you like to learn to ride but can't afford to make a full payment? contact us and we will accept e-transfer payments.  Once your lesson is paid in full, we will schedule your session. Sorry , no refunds under this arrangement. Make this the year to learn to ride!

Check out our GET TWO LESSONS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE (July, August and October)

                                             ARE YOU READY TO SIGN UP?                                                

Nine things you need to do/know: 

1. 95-98% of our clients have learned to ride a bicycle within 2 hours of training.

2. GOALS                              Set a goal and a date, "I _____will be cycling ____ by ____(date). Ultimately, whatever the date is, you should start your training sessions anywhere from two weeks to two months prior, possibly more based on your existing skill sets, and level of fitness. Or if your in good shape keep it up! We have taken inexperienced cyclists who didn't know how to ride their road bicycle and transformed them into riding 50-80 KMs in two-three weeks of dedicated training!

3. ASSESSMENT                  If your unsure of your abilities book an assessment, but still go ahead setting your goals and booking your L-ride/CycleSafe session in! Dates can be adjusted, by the trainer who assesses you. Remember your not a machine your a human being, everything takes time, be patient. We are here to help you achieve your goals.

4. 1ST PAY                               Secure your training session(s), Make payment, in your chosen city, (all bookings are on a first pay basis)

5. INFORMATION IS KEY     Complete the "Reserve Today!" form located in the same section of your chosen city, "Reserve Today!" provides critical information, you need to share with us.  If you need further assistance call: 1-855-795-4482/705-718-1606

6. SUCCESS OR FAILURE    Once you have made payment and completed the "Reserve Today!" form,  you will receive a minimum of two emails. Both giving you instructions to follow, and additional information that will help you succeed! If you choose not to read this information, you are willing to accept failure, PLEASE read all literature and adhere to it! It can make a dramatic difference in your success and can save you money$. 

7. INDEPENDENCE              Cycling is an independent sport, you have to be willing to change and adapt. the reward is improved health, increased energy levels, and freedom to travel to places without any other form of transportation.

8. EXERCISE                         No matter what age the student is, give yourself time. Prepare for your training session , get in shape, exercise, increase your cardio exercises. If you are disproportionately overweight, loose weight or consult a specialist, before your session is here. Cycling is a great sport! Intermediate to advance level cyclists burn 800 to 1000 calories/hour. Cycling will increase cardio, endurance and burning off excess weight!

9. TRAINERS                       As trainers, we have an extensive background, such; certified bicycle mechanic, spinning class instruction, up to 3000 km/season in cycling combined: Mountain, road and trail riding, establishing new tour routes specific to the riders, inspection and assessment of cycling routes/trails, training trainers from other organizations, on location testing cyclists for skill set and level abilities required for cycling routes, consultation with organizations, on establishing training sessions before group event,  First Aid, Vulnerability Sector and criminal check clearance.

Choose Your Location & Date...     

Central Ontario

Horseshoe Valley 

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Sunday, Monday 

9-11am, 11am-1pm, 2-4pm/3-5pm, 5-7pm/6-8pm: CYCLE-SAFETY,CycleSafe,How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride Horseshoe Valley

Barrie

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Sunday, Monday

7-9am/8-10am/9-11am, 11am-1pm, 2-4pm/3pm-5pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm: CYCLE-SAFETY,CycleSafe, How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Wednesday May 22nd

4-6am, 6-8am/7-9am/8-10am, 10am-12pm,12-2pm, 7-9pm/8-10pm: Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride Barrie

Innisfil-Alcona

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Sunday, Monday

5-7pm/6-8pm/7-9pm/8-10pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, Learn-Ride

Sunday

7-9am/8-10am/9-11am/10am-12pm/1-3pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride Innisfil

GTA

Vaughan-Woodbridge

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

4-6am/6-8am, 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm: L-ride, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe,  How To Repair,Learn-Ride 

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride Vaughan-Woodbridge

North York

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

4-6am/6-8am, 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm: How To Repair, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride North York

East York

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 Tuesday, Wednesday

4-6am/6-8am, 9-11pm, 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride EAST YORK

Toronto

Toronto

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

4-6am/6-8am/7-9am/9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm, 7-9pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair,Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride Toronto Downtown

Etobicoke South

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

5-7pm/6-8pm/7-9pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Saturday 

4-6am/6-8am, 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair,Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride Etobicoke South

South West

Milton

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Wednesday, Saturday

4-6am/6-8am, 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride Milton

Burlington-Waterdown

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Wednesday, Saturday

4-6am/6-8am, 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride Burlington-Waterdown

Kitchener-Waterloo

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Wednesday, Saturday

4-6am-/6-8am, 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Booked June 28 - July 8, 2019

Learn to Ride Kitchener-Waterloo

Ottawa, Ontario - Hull, Quebec

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We maintain a 95-98% success rate, with the highest ranking of the industry!

For 2019 in Ottawa, L-Ride sessions, are offered from June 28th-July 7th. 

Friday June 28 2019

4-6am/6-8am , 3pm-5pm, 5:30pm-7:30pm, 8pm-10pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Saturday June 29 2019

4-6am/6-8am, 9am-11am/10am-12pm, 1-3pm/2-4pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe,How To Repair Learn-Ride

Sunday June 30 2019

11am-1pm/12-2pm, 3pm-5pm, 6pm-8pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, ,How To Repair, Learn-Ride

Monday July 1 2019 closed, no training, Emergency Mobile Bicycle Repair 

Tuesday  July 2 2019

4-6am/6-8am, 9am-11am/10am-12pm, 1-3pm/2-4pm, 6-8pm/7-9pm: CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe,How To Repair Learn-Ride.

Wednesday July 3 2019

4-6am/6-8am L-Ride, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, 9-11am/10am-12pm L-Ride, 1-3pm/2-4pm L-Ride, 6-8pm/7-9pm L-Ride, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe,How To Repair Learn-Ride

Thursda July 4 2019

4-6am/6-8am L-Ride, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, 9-11am/10am-12pm L-Ride, 1-3pm/2-4pm L-Ride, 6-8pm/7-9pm L-Ride, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe,How To Repair Learn-Ride

Friday July 5 2019

4-6am/6-8am L-Ride, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, 9-11am/10am-12pm L-Ride, 1-3pm/2-4pm L-Ride, 6-8pm/7-9pm L-Ride, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe,How To Repair Learn-Ride

Saturday July 6 2019

4-6am/6-8am L-Ride, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe, How To Repair, 9-11am/10am-12pm L-Ride, 1-3pm/2-4pm L-Ride, 6-8pm/7-9pm L-Ride, CYCLE-SAFETY, CycleSafe,How To Repair Learn-Ride

Sunday July 7 2019

1-3pm/2-4pm L-Ride, 5-7pm/6-8pm L-Ride,How To Repair Learn-Ride

LTR Ottawa
    OTTAWA, Ontario L-RIDE PACKAGES
  • 1st time lessons $575 private package: Includes a 2 hour 1st time Learn to ride session with a second 1-1/2 hour session, both sessions must be booked within the same week. 
  •  2 Children under 13 yrs $920 Package Total 3-1/2 hours for two children under 13 years of age at the same time. Our trainer will devote 1 hour to each child and remaining 1-1/2hrs will be combined and scheduled on the same day or an alternative date within the same week.  Great way to learn to ride together!
  • 2 TEENS $1035 3-1/2hour Package: For 2 Teens age 13 -18 years of age at the same time. Our trainer will devote 1 hour to each child and remaining 1-1/2hrs will be combined and scheduled on the same day or an alternative date within the same week.  Great way to learn to ride together!

Policy: You have up to one year from purchase to redeem your training session. Sorry no refunds.

Our customers say the training, was well worth it and look forward to their training session. We have a 95-98% successful rate maintaining the highest ranking in the industry!

                                             Group Training Sessions                                             

We offer group sessions that we coordinate within the groups availability.

All participants are required to be available for agreed times, sorry no refunds.  Contact us directly for your group.

Reserve today!

 For making payment, refer to the Barrie and Waterloo drop down options, located above in the Learn to Ride training locations re: add to cart buttons.

                                Special Family Learn to Ride Packages                            

Special Family Learn to Ride: total 3 hours for two children under 13 years of age at the same time. Bicycle rentals optional.

Our trainer will devote 1 hour each child and 3rd hour combined.  Great way to learn to ride together!

Available at all the same locations as private lessons. 

2 children under 12 yrs

Special Teens Learn to Ride: total 3 hours for two Teens age 13 to18 years of age at the same time. Bicycle rentals optional.

Our trainer will devote 1 hour each teen and 3rd hour combined.  Great way to learn to ride together!

Available at all the same locations as private lessons.

L-Ride 2 TEENS

                                         Do you need an ASSESSMENT ?                                     

Reserve Today!

Not sure if this is for you?

Meet with one our trainers to assess your abilities and make recommendations, to help you prepare for a training session or determine which program suits you best.

Assessment $65


Learn To Ride sessions are:

- For those who truly want to learn and improve their cycling skills. Learn To Ride students should be committed to learning, with plenty of reasons why they want to learn, or improve there skills. 

- Demanding and involved, requiring your full attention. You may feel exhausted, thirsty and hungry during and/or after each session. So make sure you are prepared and conditioned for a work out, weeks in advance. If your not, be prepared to take more time to get results.

- Professional, and in most cases do not require the trainer to hold or touch the student or the bicycles been used. This applies to all ages and levels of difficulty. We have the highest success ranking in the industry, 95-98% success rate.

- Customized to each person’s age and level of “challenges” or “fears”. (FEAR-False, Evidence, Appears, Real)

- Customized to suit each person, no one sessions is the same, we work with all types and challenges. Disabilities, coordination issues, Autism, learning disability, ADHD etc.. keep in mind that no one can guarantee anyone's success, Instilling determination and coaching the student to overcome their challenges. These are very important characteristic, for life long ambitions, which you as the parent set the stage as the perfect role model. In this category, we require the caregiver or guardians full cooperation.

- Leadership oriented:  counselling, humour, discipline, and friendship; helps to achieve your goals,  We try to accommodate every customer in every way possible, to help alleviate any stress.

- Easy to comprehend, step by step, and SIMPLE!


DATES AND BOOKINGS, FIRST PAY FIRST CHOICE 

- When we send you dates and available times, you are typically one of twenty customers, receiving the same offerings, so it’s important you make payment ASAP to receive first priority over others.

- All bookings are on a First pay basis, nothing is reserved until payment is received, or the next paying customer takes priority.  

- We stock over $5000 in training equipment, so you don’t need to bring anything, all you have to do is show up and we’ll get you riding.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS 
Only when the weather is recognized by the trainer as unsafe, will your trainer offer you the next available opening, if you cannot coordinate your schedule to meet our offerings. You may be required to choose from next years’ scheduled dates, or an alternative location, outside of the region. (ie. Toronto), we will make every effort to make your schedule work within the trainers availability.


 GET TWO LESSONS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE (July, August and October) 

Expires June 15 , 2019

Limited to the first 60 sign-ups for July, August and October. 

Includes your first 2 hour lesson plus a 1-1/2 hour lesson. Note: Both lessons must be paid and pre-booked in advance.  Each 2 for 1 package purchased is registered for only one person not two. The two training sessions should take place within 24-48hrs to help the student retain the techniques taught. The two sessions cannot exceed 4 days from each session, or you forfeit the second session. 

How to qualify: Under any of our locations, complete the “reserve today” form and ask for the “TWO FOR ONE DEAL”. Once A DATE and TIME is provided, you must make payment to secure your session.

Note: This offer allows for changes in dates, within the specified months of July, and October, with no less than five days prior notice and must be completed within the same calendar year. It can also be converted back into a regular 2 hour lesson that can be used anytime, within one year of purchase date.

**Our customers get the best results when each lesson is no greater than 24-48hours between each session.

CycleSafe

CycleSafe is a training course for cyclists wanting to ride the roads but have fear of cars or want to learn how to:

  • Communicate with traffic
  • Ride with traffic
  • Interpret drivers habits and patterns 
  • Be in control of your situation
  • Ride roadways with confidence
  • Ride roadways with skill  
  • Ride with improved performance
  • Get cross training on different terrain to improve your skill set.
  • Interpret different types of surfaces and the effect they have on you and drivers
  • Learn disciplined safe habits 
  • Be in control at all times 
  • Dressing for weather conditions

CycleSafe is designed for varying levels of skilled cyclists.
It offers an opportunity to ride a variety of bicycles as well as help a new cyclist with choosing the right bicycle and fit. 

CycleSafe is two - 2 hour training sessions one day after next or scheduled on 2 dates that are compatible. Two  to Six participants at same time.

Please note: if you have not ridden a bicycle before or not in a long time, must start with Learn to Ride training first.

A CycleSafe PRE-TEST may be required to ensure sufficient cycling skills. And preliminary assessment of your abilities.

CycleSafe

Advanced Training for Road or Trail

If you are already a good rider, but want to train for more endurance or a special event, we can help.

Proper technique and posture are critical to keep you in top form for those challenging rides. 

Take our 2 hour training tailored to your skills sets.


We ride rain or shine!

If you have any questions please email or call us. We look forward to hearing from you!

ALL CANCELLATIONS must be made by calling our reservations line at  1-855-795-4482 by 5pm 2 days prior to your training, rental, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cancel after this time, or fail to cancel, your Credit Card will be charged the full amount of the booked activity.

Celebrate your riding success

Now, that you have learned to ride, join your instructor and fellow LTR students for a group ride!

Learn to ride and enjoy cycling where you live and play!





Bicycle Safety Tips

Peter will teach you all the bicycle safety tips you will need to know before you ride your bike on roads, paths and trails and how to stay safe.

You can't always control what a vehicle driver will do or not do, but you can sure control that you use all the safety rules of the road correctly and at all times. With Peter learning those rules can be a lot of fun whether you are a child or just young at heart.


Peter Says



  • Don't even attempt to ride on the road until you are well balanced and know how to operate your bike.
  • Pick a safe, no vehicle traffic area to practice (if child, with an adult to guide you).
  • Always wear a bicycle helmet and make sure it is the right fit for you.
  • To avoid scrapes and scratches, wear elbow and knee pads (optional).
  • Make sure your bicycle is well equipped with lights and reflectors, bell or horn and well tuned brakes and gears.
  • Your bike should be a proper fit for you. Too large, and you risk getting hurt when you loose your balance. Too small, and you will work your leg muscles too hard. Many bicycle shops will work with your child and let you trade up as your child grows (ask their policy on this).
  • Learn some basic bicycle repairs and always have a Bicycle Repair Kit with you when you are travelling.
  • Water bottle and cage are highly recommended for any trip.

    These tips may seem common sense, but you would be surprised how many cyclist don't have much sense!

Download a copy of Cycling Skills or receive your FREE copy with your bicycle riding lesson! Born to Ride Bicycle can also come to your school, boys & girls club or adult group to help you learn to ride a bike! (suitable room to manoeuvre a bicycle must be available). Or, book a lesson for your group at one of our mobile locations.

 

 

Learn to Ride -- Home

Simcoe County, Ontario

1-855-795-4482

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Peter is a great teacher! My girls, not only learned to ride their bikes, but also how to care for their bikes.
Caroline. Toronto, ON

I never learned to ride a bike as a child. I'm so glad I took this training with Peter, now! Nancy T. Woodbridge, ON



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Packages

Our Customers Talk....

"My son and his friend loved
the Wonderland Tour!
Came back for more."

Elisheva J. NY, USA

"Our teens spend a great day
mountain biking through the forest!
Thanks, Peter"

Lisa R. Ottawa, ON

"My son really enjoyed
the Trail Hopper I tour!"

James B. USA

"We took a number of guided
tours while vacationing in
Horseshoe Valley and discovered
places we never would
have visited otherwise!
Great memories, Thanks B2RB"
Mac and Sara B. USA

Our students had an amazing
afternoon on their MTB tour
with Peter and staff!" Nizzan, Toronto, ON

Learn to Ride: Adult student "I enjoyed my private lesson with Peter!  He is very patient, kind and clear.  A good teacher" Lisa B. Toronto, ON