New for 2018: Second Location in MarkhamIn partnership with Children's Treatment Network, STEPS Program is excited to offer the Xceptional Biking Spring Program at a second location in Markham. This program will run on Sunday afternoons, with limited spaces available. The application form is available here: .doc(word) | .pdf(adobe) Our usual program at Toronto Rehabilitation Rumsey will be running with classes from 9am to 1pm starting April 29th! The application form is available here: .doc(word) | .pdf(adobe)
A customized program to build skills and independence in cycling Bike riding provides mobility, fitness, self-esteem, independence and increased participation in community activities. It is an important social activity that provides opportunities for socialization, inclusion and acceptance.
The goal of Xceptional Biking is to introduce the concept of independent cycling for children and youth of all abilities through specialized instruction and in some cases adapted technology.
We assess each rider’s skills and abilities to determine the type of bike most suitable for them. We then provide a customized program to work on specific skills such as braking, steering, pedaling, and balancing.
Take off the training wheels
For some learning to ride without training wheels is easy and yet for others it is an enormous challenge. Learning to ride a two-wheeler can be difficult for many reasons including ineffective instruction, fear and lack of confidence, poor bicycle configuration or prior experiences. Our specially designed training bikes and step by step program make it quicker and easier to learn to ride without training wheels and without fear of falling.
Xceptional Biking is offered in two formats:
One hour classes are offered on Sunday mornings for eight weeks in May and June. Class instruction is either private or semi-private.
Xceptional Biking is incorporated into our SummerSkills Day Camp. Campers ride twice daily within camp and in the neighbouring community and parks. Please see our SummerSkills Program Details for more details.