Learn to ride a bicycle or advance your skills

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!"


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

Includes your first two hour lesson plus an additional one and half hour lesson. Both lessons must be prebooked in advance.

Limited to the first 60 customers and locations, How to qualify: Under any of our locations, complete the “reserve today” form and ask for the “TWO FOR ONE Deal”. Once confirmed, you must make payment within 24hours. We will confirm availability of your chosen dates and times within 48hours. Our policy secures bookings, only once, payment has been received. Note: This offer provides no refunds, but does allow for changes in dates, with no less than 1 weeks prior notice and must be completed within the same calendar year. It can also be converted into a regular 2 hour lesson at any time. **Our customers get the best results when each lesson is no greater than 24-48hours between each session.

Private 2 hour training includes: 

  • Training bicycle
  • Focused & motivated training technique
  • Balance 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 for riding style
  • Testing through obstacle course

Note: 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, 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 Private 1-1/2 hour training includes: 

  • Training review
  • How to control your bicycle
  • Turning & Perception techniques
  • Avoiding obstacles
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Practice and training specific to the individual requirements
  • Riding in safe environment 
  • Next level core cycling techniques
  • Core strength and control
  • Identifying 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 program for street riders. We also offer a dedicated session, supplying you with a variety of bicycles  (Hybrid, Road, MTB, and Tandem bicycles for couples).

Please note:  if you bring your own bike, it has to be in riding condition or else there will be a charge for servicing it.

Choose Your Location......

Central Ontario

Horseshoe Valley, Barrie, Innisfil

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Wed 1:15 pm-4:14 pm. Fri 1:15 pm-4:14 pm, 5-7 pm. Sat 10 am-12 pm

Learn to Ride Horseshoe Valley

Wed 1:15 pm-4:15 pm, 5-7 pm. Thurs 4 am-6 am, 7 am-9 am. Fri 1:15 pm-4:14 pm. Sat 10 am-12 pm. Group: Sun 7 am-10 am

Learn to Ride Barrie

Mon, Wed, Thurs 4 am-6 am. Fri 5 pm-5 pm. Sat 10 am-12 pm

Learn to Ride Innisfil

GTA

Vaughan-Woodbridge, North York

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Mon 4 am-6 am, 7 am-9 am5 pm-7 pm. Wed 4 am-6 am, 7 am-9 am. Fri 1:15 pm-4:14 pm, 5 pm-7 pm. Sat 7 am -9 am, 10 am-12 pm. Sun 4 am-6 am, 7 am-9 am, 10 am-12 pm, 1 pm-3 pm

Learn to Ride Vaughan-Woodbridge

Mon 7 am-9 am, 5 pm-7 pm. Wed 7 am-9 am. Fri 1:15 pm-4:15 pm, 5 pm-7 pm. Sat and Sun 7 am -9 am, 10 am-12 pm.

Learn to Ride North York

Toronto - Downtown

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Mon  7 am-9 am, 5 pm-7 pm. Wed 7 am-9 am. Fri 1:15 pm-4:15 pm, 5 pm-7 pm. Sat and Sun 7 am -9 am, 10 am-12 pm.

Learn to Ride Toronto Downtown

South West

Milton, Burlington-Waterdown, Kitchener-Waterloo

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Mon 4 am-6 am, 5 pm-7 pm. Wed 4 am-6 am. Fri 1:15 pm-4:15 pm, 5 pm-7 pm. Sat and Sun 7 am -9 am, 10 am-12 pm.

Learn to Ride Milton

Mon 4 am-6 am, 5 pm-7 pm. Tues 4 am-6 am, 7 am-9 am, 10 am-12 pm. Wed 4 am-6 am. Fri 1:15 pm-4:15 pm, 5 pm-7 pm. Sat 7 am -9 am, 10 am-12 pm. Sun 4 am-6 am, 7 am -9 am, 10 am-12 pm.

Learn to Ride Burlington-Waterdown

Mon 4 am-6 am, 7 am-9 am, 10 am-12 pm, 1:15 pm-4:15 pm, 5 pm-7 pm. Tues 4 am-6 am, 7 am-9 am, 10 am-12 pm. Group: Sun 7 am-10 am

Learn to Ride Kitchener-Waterloo

Ottawa, ON - Nepean

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LTR Ottawa
  •  1st time lessons $575 private package
  •  2 children under 12 yrs $920 Package
  •  2 TEENS $1035 3-1/2hour Package 

Ottawa: 1st time lessons (private) includes a 2 hour Learn to ride session with a second 1-1/2 hour Learn to ride session, both sessions will be booked within 24-48hrs from your initial session. 

Ottawa: Children under 12 yrs: total 3-1/2 hours for two children under 12 years of age at the same time. Bicycle rentals optional. Our trainer will devote 1 hour to each child and remaining time combined.  Great way to learn to ride together!

Ottawa: 2 TEENS: total 3-1/2 hours for 2 Teens age 13 -18 years of age at the same time. Bicycle rentals optional. Our trainer will devote 1 hour each teen and remaining time combined.  Great way to learn to ride together!

 Ottawa: Learn To Ride Training will be booked within the three days leading up to July 1st. For 2019, we offer June 28th, 29th, and June 30th, July 5th,6th, and July 7th. We offer more flexibility at our other locations.

Our Ottawa: sessions are/can:

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

- Be very demanding and involved. Your full attention is required. 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. Except at the discretion of trainer and students requirements. 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, Autistism, 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 , but in many cases, the only way to motivate some students is by a more strict regiment, to keep them on track and focused

- Easy to comprehend, step by step, SIMPLE, and most of the time: balance has nothing to do with your ability cycle. 

PLEASE NOTE:
- All time slots are offered based on a First pay basis, 

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

- In the Ottawa area There are no refunds, on training sessions, but you will have a credit up to one year from the scheduled training session(s), at the discretion of management and the trainer.

- 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 your riding.
 
OTTAWA TRAINING TIMES:  
6am-8am, 8:30am-10/10:30am, 10:30am-12:30pm, 1pm-2:30/3pm, 3pm-5pm, 5:30pm-7/7:30pm, 7:30pm-9pm/9:30pm. To fit everyone in our daily schedule be aware times & location are subject to change, as modified to suit the type/level of training ; private sessions vs group children or teens training session. 

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. We will make every effort to coordinate training sessions for you.
 

Group Training Sessions have a maximum of six participants. Price is per person. All participants are required to be available for assigned times.  Reserve today!

In BARRIE and WATERLOO ONLY: Sundays starting times 7 am to 10 am. You will be notified when there is a group training session in your area for your age group.   

Includes Training Bicycle


Special Family Learn to Ride: total 3 hours for two children under 12 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

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 on the day prior to your training, rental or guided tour.   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 the cycling season where you live or where you 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

We deliver to area hotels, resorts and B&B's

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Call or come see us for details and to select your bike.

Gift Certificates for your Cycling Enthusiasts!

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