iRide Leadership Program – Co-ed (8 spots)
Do you want to improve your leadership abilities, master advanced biking skills, and learn how to teach cycling to various ages?
This multi-week summer program is designed for experienced bike riders who are seeking an opportunity to accumulate leadership and coaching skills that help them pursue volunteer or work opportunities in their cycling community. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and make an impact, sign up today and start your journey in cycling coaching and leadership.
Now in its 3rd year, our 2020 Leadership Program will take advantage of brand-new modules made available for the NCCP Community pathway to include online on-demand and online-facilitated learning throughout August. The program will then meet in Squamish for a 5-day camp with practice teaching and daily mountain bike rides on local blue trails. The program’s capstone project will be a filming day in partnership with Cycling Canada’s HopOn Canada program.
This program will be facilitated and led by Cycling BC’s Head of Coach Development and iRide Manager, Ben Chaddock, and supported by professional and local Mountain Bike Instructors, including Dialed in Cycling’s owner Dan Libman, and School District 43 elementary school teacher and iRide After-School instructor, Rebecca Cohen.
After completing the iRide Leadership Program, participants will be ready to coach kids under 11 in a community or school setting, with the supervision or oversite by an adult Cycling BC member (see Coach FAQ for age matrix).
The program is valued at $1000 and available to Cycling BC Members for $700.
Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, financial support is available to families that can demonstrate a need. To apply, please submit a cover letter to iRide@cyclingbc.net, explaining why you wish to participate in the program and include 2 references from your local cycling community.
Additional support is available for Cycling BC members through KidSport, to a maximum of $400 annually per family (Apply for Assistance).
The camp is open to riders age 14-19 who are comfortable with the following skills:
All participants must hold either a 2020 Cycling BC membership ($65) or an iRide Mini-Membership ($15) as this will provide sports accident and liability coverage for the participants during the camp. All sessions are covered by Cycling BC’s insurance policy with Jones Brown
Our Aug 4-13 Zoom calls will be used to build camaraderie and support participants as they move through the on-demand NCCP modules. We will also use Zoom to cover the Practice Planning module from Aug 18-27. Participants should expect 1-2 hours of assigned homework between each call.
The Aug 31-Sept 4 Squamish camp will include a daily bike ride of 2-3 hours and 2-3 hours of practice coaching, as per the illustrated table below. Learn more about the NCCP Community Coach training program on Cycling BC’s coaching section.
Participants will receive a welcome email on August 1 with information about joining our 1st Zoom call. For more information, please review iRide’s Frequently Asked Questions or send us a message.
This camp is made possible by the District of Squamish Parks & Recreation Department who are providing us with a grass area for practice and Velofix who will be dropping by during the week to run a short bike maintenance session.
If you are a philanthropist and seeking an opportunity to sponsor a rider’s participation in the program, please contact us as we have the capacity to process a tax receipt.