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Coffee With: PedalPower Kids

An Anne Arundel County mom wants to help your child learn to ride a bike. Hear from her here.


How a Severna Park mom made a career of teaching kids to ride bikes

PedalPower Kids “chief fun officer” Rachel Varn believes learning to ride a bike opens a whole new world of adventure for kids.

Every “now I can” moment — when students who have mastered balance, gliding and pedaling ride on their own for the first time — is exciting, says Varn, a 36-year-old Severna Park resident. And it sends a kid’s confidence soaring.


PedalPower Kids: Building Confident and Safe Cyclists

On this episode of the Shift Up podcast, Bike Shop Girl owner, and podcast host Arleigh Greenwald sits down with Rachel Varn to talk about building confident and safe cyclists. Rachel lives in Maryland and is the founder of PedalPower Kids, a for-profit company that is dedicated to teaching kids to be confident cyclists.


Did Buckley's bike lane break Annapolis?

Gavin Buckley dazzled voters with his joie de vivre and his accent and his big ideas during the election. He’s talked about putting bike lanes downtown since at least 2015. He wanted to install a trolley on Main Street — he’s tabling that idea for now.


Pedal Power Kids - Around The Block in Annapolis - Episode 4

We are super excited about this weeks episode of Around The Block in Annapolis! We interview Rachel with Pedal Power Kids, and amazing company that teaches kids to ride bikes. After our oldest (Leo, 5) was having confidence issues trying to get rid of training wheels.

Photo Credit   Katy Myers

Photo Credit Katy Myers

MacKid Review: PedalPower Kids: Ride Like a Superhero!

Enter Rachel Varn: "The Bike Whisperer". You guys, she's the REAL deal. She rolled up in her van that was stockpiled with various size bikes. Rachel might as well have been wearing a superhero cape because my self-proclaimed 'ladies' man' was all heart-eyes for her as soon as she got out. But then...and this is important: she got out the bike gloves.


Annapolis Bike Day

PedalPower Kids' Rachel Varn, center, works with sisters Olivia McKeown, left, 4, and Nora McKeown, 2, of Annapolis and Olivia Brown, right, 6, of Annapolis during Annapolis Bike Day in Annapolis on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

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PedalPower Kids Encourages Young Cyclists

After a successful first spring and summer, PedalPower Kids held a ribbon cutting through the Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its opening. Under the direction of Rachel Varn (seen here doing the honors of cutting), PedalPower Kids offers instruction for children of all ages and skill levels.


RISE for Autism's iCan! Shine Bike Camp seeks volunteers

With Korin and Newborn were first-timers Rachel Varn, a Severna Park resident who’s started a business called Pedal Power Kids, and county bike patrol officer Dominic Scali.