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Velo Kids Community Rides

Velo Kids (not so scary) Halloween Bike Ride

Grab your favorite Halloween costume, your bike & helmet and join us for a Velo Kids Halloween Bike Ride at Riley Trails on Saturday, October 30 from 10-11:30pm!
We will have a short bike course set up for the littles. ALL AGES WELCOME!
No bike? No worry! Borrow a bike and helmet from the Velo Kids Bike Library!

Velo Kids Community Rides are free, biweekly bike events and they're for everyone!

We believe in fostering community, diversity, and health. Our mission at Velo Kids is to get all kids on bikes, so come ride with us!

How it Works

You bring the kids (recommended ages 2-10), bikes, and helmets. We'll provide the rest.

Rides Include

Bike skill courses including ramps and obstacles

Ice cream or popsicle treats post-ride

Free Velo Kids tech tee earned on their 3rd ride

Trained coaching staff teaching bike safety and skills curriculum

Parents can ride with their kids during the Ice Cream Family Rides. We are asking that parents do not ride during the regular Community Rides. To keep our rides as safe and educational as possible, we want to keep group sizes small (10 kids per two coaches. Parents are welcome to watch from a distance or bike/walk out on the course and cheer on your kiddos. Parents ARE encouraged to bike with their kids during our Ice Cream Family Rides on June 30 and July 28.

We have a lot of exciting kid-centric rides planned for this summer. All families are welcome! Check out our scheduled events and get in touch with us for more details.

2021 Summer Community Ride Schedule

June 2 |  Window on the Waterfront at 6pm (ages 2-10)

June 16  |  Riley Trails (MEETING LOCATION AT HARDERWYK Church) at 6pm (ages 2-10)

June 30  |  Family Ice Cream Ride (all ages) at Window on the Waterfront  6pm

July 14  |  Ridge Point Trails at 6pm (ages 2-10) PRE-REGISTER HERE

July 28  |  Family Ice Cream Ride (all ages) at Window on the Waterfront  6pm  POSTPONED TO AUGUST 25 DUE TO CONSTRUCTION AT WINDOW ON THE WATERFRONT

August 11  |  Pigeon Creek at 6pm (ages 2-10)

August 25  |  Family Ice Cream Ride (all ages) at Windmill Island 6pm (ages 2-10) 

Riding Groups

Foxes  |  Balance Bikes

Eagles  |  Ages 3-4

Wolves  |  Ages 5-6

Moose  |  Ages 7-8

Bears  |  Ages 9-10

We can't wait to ride with you this summer!

Interested in volunteering or becoming a Velo Kids Coach? Click HERE for more info!

Interested in sponsoring these events? Send an email to jenny@velo-citycycles.com.

COVID-19 Response and Community Rides

If you are experiencing any sickness in your family, please do not come to the Velo Kids rides. Since the restrictions have lifted, masks are not required for riders or coaches. If you or your family feels more comfortable with a mask, please wear it! We will continue to stay abreast of the latest requirements and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Michigan, and the Ottawa County Health Department.