Learn to Bike at

The Nature Connection

Our goal is to help kids gain confidence on bikes

Community surveys show that the number one outdoor activity kids want to do is ride bikes! Designed for elementary students in K-3rd grade, this brand new program (in 2020) helps students build confidence on bikes and teaches stewardship of our trails. The Nature Connection staff and volunteers will bring a trailer full of bikes to a participating school and offer instruction to students during PE class.

“The main reason I found Learn to Bike so moving was that this young man now tries to GAIN NEW SKILLS in the classroom.     A year ago before he learned to ride a bike, he simply didn’t even want to try. It was very sad. So for that- Thank you very much!” Cami Bear, Teacher at North Fork Montessori @ Crawford


The Nature Connection Bike Day!


As kids build confidence riding a bike, they need new challenges to develop trail skills. This is why we crafted “The Nature Connection Bike Day” Program. Designed for older kids (4th Grade-High School), staff will lead students on a guided ride at either the Hotchkiss/Crossroads Trail System or the Delta/Confluence Park Trail Systems. Email torreya.swift@deltaschools.com to reserve. 

When, where, what?

What to expect on a ‘Bike Day’


Program begins at a pump track where students learn to balance, jump and maneuver obstacles

Students explore single track trails on Nature Connection bikes with staff and volunteers

Staff introduces students to bike games that support riders of all skill levels

Program will run from start to finish for approximately 2 hours



Further Questions

Learn To Bike Videos for Teachers:

This video introduces our daily orientation for K-2nd graders.
This video gives some tips and tricks for teachers to help first time riders transition to pedals (without training wheels.)
Want to play bike games? This video introduces rules for games. Best for 1st-3rd graders.
Ready for a group ride? This video introduces group rides and how to shift. Best for 2nd-3rd graders.