Impact & Values

First created in 2012, iRide has now reached 56,000 young British Columbians.

Initially designed as a basic cycling skill curriculum, iRide has quickly grown into an opportunity to role-model how we can all be better cyclists.

This is the story of its development and the people who made it possible.

Core Values

In alignment with Cycling BC’s core values, iRide instructors support healthy child development and the growth of the whole athlete.

Each iRide instructor uses these 6 core values to guide and facilitate their session, and role-model excellent coaching.

Safety is facilitated and role-modeled by the following actions:

  • Safety Checks (Bike, Helmet, Provisions)
  • Emergency Planning & First Aid
  • Concussion awareness & protocols
  • Commit To Kids awareness & protocols

Fun is facilitated and role-modeled by the following actions:

  • Game-based learning!
  • Energetic instructors
  • Daily challenges
  • New locations

Respect is facilitated and role-modeled by the following actions:

  • Coach the person, not the athlete
  • Abide by the rules of the sport
  • Be true to your word
  • Look out for one another

Community is facilitated and role-modeled by the following actions:

  • In cycling, there is no bench
  • At practice, everyone contributes
  • Recognize achievement through share circles
  • Build friendships on and off the bike

Excellence is facilitated and role-modeled by the following actions:

  • Choosing a daily goal
  • Focus one’s effort
  • Be adaptable
  • Be resilient

Mastery is facilitated and role-modeled by the following actions:

  • Awareness Of Learning Process
  • Growth Mindset
  • Refine Basic Cycling Skills
  • Achieve Physical Literacy

Program Builders

iRide would like to acknowledge the following program builders, managers, coordinator, instructors and donors.

Cycling BC would also like to acknowledge all of our donors who wish to remain anonymous – all of whom have made generous contributions and made the impact of iRide possible.

This page will continue to be updated in the coming months as we gather more information from the pre-2014 days.

Richard Wooles

Builder (2008-2018)

iRide was first created by Richard Wooles, who served as Cycling BC's provincial head coach (2008-2012), executive director (2013-2015) and sport liaison (2016-2018) and whom without, this program would never have been possible......

Sean O’Mahony

Builder (2012-2013)

Stephen Berg

iRide Coordinator (2014)

Lauren Lan

Head Coach & Coordinator: Comox Valley (2014-2020)

Scott Laliberte

Head Coach: Vancouver (2014)

Wes Ochitwa

Head Coach: Vancouver (2015-2016)

Julian Base

Head Coach: Vancouver (2015)

Adam Walker

Head Coach & Coordinator: Victoria (2015-2019)

Jim Richards

Builder (2016)

Erin Waugh

Builder (2016-

Doug Detwiller

Builder (2017-2019)

Brandon Archer

Head Coach & Coordinator: Kelowna (2017-2019)

Andrei Oprea

Head Coach: Vancouver (2018)

Jim Hodgins

Head Coach: Fraser Valley (2019)

Meet Richard Wooles

iRide was first created by Richard Wooles, who served as Cycling BC's provincial head coach (2008-2012), executive director (2013-2015) and sport liaison (2016-2018) and whom without, this program would never have been possible......