iRide’s After-School programming is designed for kids who want to improve their skills and make friends through cycling. With training, resources and support from Cycling BC, cycling enthusiasts like you can become an iRide Instructor and create positive growth opportunities for children in your community.
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1st-year programs are supported by an iRide Development Grant and equip new instructors with an iRide Backpack, liability insurance, a registration system, administrative support, and instructor training and mentorship from Cycling BC.
To apply for a grant and start a new program, a detailed application form is required. The grant process helps applicants design their program to match the community’s needs and the availability of their instructor team. It also helps Cycling BC assess and award grants with the hopes of ensuring each new iRide program is successful and sustainable. Approved applications include at least 2 instructors and have carefully considered the time of day, participant skill level, and a safe learning venue.
If you are applying on behalf of a group of new instructors, please submit only 1 application. However, an application must include the names and contact information of each instructor involved. Please get in touch with Cycling BC to discuss your new program before completing the online application form.
Once your grant has been approved, Cycling BC will contact you with an introductory document that outlines the next steps. These steps include reviewing an event poster, webpage, and registration system Cycling BC has created for you and instructions on how your instructor team can register for the necessary NCCP Community coach and iRide Instructor training.
All iRide instructors must achieve NCCP Community Coach “Trained” status and complete the iRide Instructor eLearning and Orientation program. The costs associated with this process represent the upfront fee of beginning a new program. As a successful grant recipient, Cycling BC will award you additional resources and services valued in-kind at ~$1000. New instructors between the ages of 16-19 who commit to helping your new program receive additional grant funding, thereby reducing the upfront costs they pay to complete the training program. In special circumstances, travel grants may also be available to help grant applicants attend in-person training modules.
The below table outlines further details of the grant:
|New Instructors Pay:||iRide Pays:|
|16-19 yrs.||+19 yrs.|
|Total Start-up Cost:||<$260||<$315||~$1000|
|Cycling BC Membership||$75||$80|
|NCCP Community Coach “Trained”||< $185||< $235|
|iRide Instructor Training||✔||✔||$150|
|Liability & Sport Accident Insurance||✔||✔||$200|
|Admin (Reg, Promo)||✔||✔||$300|
|Background Screening (+19)||n/a||✔||$50|
There are no admin fees during the delivery of your first program. Instead, instructors are required to pay for their NCCP Community Coach training.
However, if an initial program accumulates more than $2000 in revenue, additional insurance fees will be deducted from your post-event invoice (10% of total revenue). This is designed to encourage instructors to design a smaller program when starting out.
Programs requiring certificates of insurance for land-use permissions are charged $25 and deducted during the final invoice. The landowners of your preferred event location is needed during application; therefore, we request new program organizers understand who owns the land they wish to use before applying for a grant.
In the same calendar year or the following years, returning programs are supported by Cycling BC with legacy access to coach liability insurance, registration and admin support, and mentorship when available.
Admin fees are deducted from post-event invoices and calculated by program revenue on a per-program basis ($50 to 10% of total revenue).
Programs requiring certificates of insurance for land-use permissions are charged an additional $25 and deducted during the final invoice.
Cycling BC’s iRide Development grants are available to the public. They are perfect for teachers, parents, youth cyclists, industry employees, and cycling enthusiasts looking to make a difference in their community.
1) Design program and apply:
2) Confirm Program Details & Begin For Instructor Training
To learn more about this process, visit Cycling BC’s Become a Coach page. To find an upcoming training opportunity, visit Cycling BC’s event calendar. To begin the training process, including on-demand modules available to the public, visit cyclingbc.net/coachreg.
3) Lead your program and submit post-event paperwork
Grant applications are now OPEN for Autumn 2021. As per upcoming training opportunities, new programs may begin after October 4th, 2021.
A minimum of 30 days notice is required for any new or returning program.