Riding a bike is a rite of passage, a passport to worlds beyond the front lawn. Bikes represent fun, freedom, and fresh air – everything that’s good about being a kid. A bike park enables all of that and more.
Featured Bicycle Playgrounds
A Bicycle Playground, or bike park, is exactly what it sounds like, a playground designed with features for kids to ride. Bicycle Playgrounds include features like ladder bridges, rollers, tunnels, and even teeter-totters specifically designed to offer a variety of fun obstacles that safely build cycling confidence.
Many people live in neighborhoods where kids don’t have a safe place to learn to ride, so they end up trying to learn on the sidewalk or in the street. In a neighborhood with a Bicycle Playground, parents can teach kids to ride in an area that is created just for that.
There is added motivation for kids to learn to ride since they are witnessing other kids riding and having fun. Bicycle Playgrounds have benefits that kids never think about that are at the top of the list for recreation professionals, such as getting kids outside, learning balance, gaining strength, focusing on and completing tasks, and interacting with other kids. Bicycle Playgrounds also teach kids to practice taking turns as they complete laps around the track.
Like traditional parks and playgrounds, a bike park or Bicycle Playground creates a place for neighborhoods to gather, families to bond and new friendships to form. Unlike traditional playgrounds that children eventually outgrow, everybody can use and enjoy a Bicycle Playground regardless of age. Even if your community has a world-class cycling infrastructure with access to paved and natural trails, a Bicycle Playground can complement what already exists by providing a place purposefully built for young riders.
Start with the kids and start with a Bicycle Playground. Those kids will grow up happier, healthier and turn into the community’s best advocates and volunteers for outdoor recreation.