Trying a new activity can be fun yet scary for even us adults!
To help provide you and your child with the answers you need to help create a safe, fun and memorable iRide experience, our team is here to answer any questions. Please take a look below at our frequently asked questions.
For additional questions, comments or concerns, please contact us!
To register your child, please complete our registration system at cyclingbc.net/iridereg. It takes about 2 minutes to complete and helps our small team manage and ensure program safety and effectiveness.
If you are new to iRide, you will be asked to either create a free account or register as a guest. Our online system helps us guarantee the security of your information, allows for accurate record-keeping for reporting and insurance purposes, and is environmentally friendly. Be sure to continue the process until you have received an automated registration confirmation email. Child date of birth is required to prompt the parent/guardian release form.
What is involved?
If your child is a new rider, ideally they should be able to put both of their feet on the ground while seated on their bike. Start your child with “striding”, using both feet flat on the ground while seated, to propel them in a straight line. Once they can coast in a straight line for 10 seconds, advance them to pedaling. This will build balance awareness and the ability to stay upright when they stop.
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We recommend that all children bring their own bike to iRide. It is more fun to learn on their own equipment and instils greater confidence for future rides. We request that bicycles are checked by your local bike shop. Alternatively, an iRide rental bike will be provided if it is available.
Bike Safety Check:
We strongly recommend that you visit a local bike shop to get a tune-up. Click here to find a kid-friendly shop near you!
iRide operates during inclement conditions, barring extreme weather exceptions that compromise the safety of the participants. Therefore, we request that participants come to iRide prepared with the following:
After their iRide experience, any participant who exhibit skill level 3 abilities and beyond are ready to join either:
Find a program near you or call us at 604-224-7433 to discuss the next steps for your child.