Students ride karts or pull wagons around a designated play area or on a pedal go-kart track as part of a physical education, physical therapy, after school or driving program.
Benefits of BERG Pedal Go-Karts
- Excellent exercise that's so fun kids don't realize they're exercising
- Karts of varied sizes allow kids of all ages to play
- Most students with special needs are able to ride karts
- "Green" fun
- Low kart maintenance and operating overhead
What do we need to have BERG Pedal Go-Karts at our schools?
- For after school programs or physical education group activities we recommend purchasing karts in pairs - students generally want to go out together and can enjoy friendly competition. For playground use we recommend our school line of karts.
- The karts are built to be ridden on varied packed surfaces including: gravel, dirt, cut grass, wood chips, asphalt, cement. Some of the School series karts have solid tires, these are made for asphalt or concrete surfaces only. Karts are not recommended for areas with large hills.
- Temporary kart tracks can be set up with traffic cones or semi permanent tracks can be made with painted lines and barriers. Tracks can be used for fun competition or teaching driving skills.
- Teacher or Aide
- We recommend always having an adult present when karts, trikes, or wagons are in use. A teacher can effectively demonstrate and then evaluate lesson principles with karts.
- Karts can be conveniently stored on their backs in a shed or closet when not in use.
- BERG Toys karts are built to meet or exceed U.S. safety standards. Since students’ ability to drive varies, you may find a signed liability release, before riding, helpful.
- General rules
- You may want to identify where the karts can or cannot be ridden, speed limitations, consequences, etc.
Your kart’s owner’s manual includes specifics and more details about your kart, this is simply an overview of common maintenance items.
- Bolts should be checked for tightness regularly to ensure they’re holding properly.
- Tire pressure should be checked regularly to ensure both a safe ride and increase the life of your tires.
- Chain should be oiled every three months of use (more often in some climates) to prevent rust and excessive wear.
- During usage, your chain will most likely stretch slightly, check to make sure chain tension is appropriate.
- Extra seats allow more kids to play without the need for additional karts.
- Depending on the principle you’re teaching or specific application, trailers for pedal go-karts or pull-behind wagons can be used.
- Children’s kart tracks will be most effective if they include a pretend gas pump, parking stalls, signs etc. - often young children enjoy pretending to riding fast on a track.
What Should I buy?
Listed below are our most popular kart models and accessories for school use:
- Moby Trike (Available in two sizes: XS for ages 2-4 and M for ages 3-5)
- Crazy Bike (Age 3-10)
- Lody Sit-on digger (Ages 5+)
- Sunlight Pedal Go-Kart (Ages 3-8)
- Safari AF (Ages 5+)
- Extra passenger seat - For use with tractor or Safari models
- Tipper Trailer and/or Two-seater Trailer