After-School

Building confidence through cycling

A 3-6 week after-school program for riders 6-16 years old, iRide After-School programs are designed to teach intermediate cycling skills, build confidence and connect local youth with one another through the challenges of cycling.

iRide instructors are trained by the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) and undergo a background screening. Cycling BC’s iRide program subscribes to the Coaches Association of Canada’s Responsible Coaches Movement and follows the High Five: Healthy Child Development principles to help our instructors create an engaging and effective learning environment.

The program is designed for students who can already ride and exhibit level 2-5 abilities. Programs are designed and facilitated by local instructors, and often times numerous skill levels are welcome.

Getting Started

  • Lesson Plan

    Participants are split into working groups based on ability. Each session is designed to include one intermediate skill, a 30-45 minute bike ride on green or easy blue trails and a fun cycling game to re-enforce the day’s focus.  Fundamental concepts covered may include any of the following and will depend on the skill level of the group:

    • Brake Modulation & Descending
    • Riding features or in a group
    • Terrain Management and/or traffic awareness
    • Wheel lifts and hops
    • Dismounting & Remounting at speed
    • Bumping & Buzzing a partner
    • Using gears to master terrain change
    • Riding rollers and small drops
  • Instructors

    iRide After-School instructors are trained by the National Coaches Certification Program and accredited by Cycling BC’s iRide program. Each program is run by an event organizer who has applied for a grant from Cycling BC to access training, resources, and administrative support. There are two formats of delivery:

    • School Bike Club led by trained teachers (starts at school grounds)
    • Community program led by trained instructors (starts at a park or community centre)

    Each program requires at least 2 instructors present at all times and a participant ratio as follows:

    • 1:6 – riding Mountain Bike trails
    • 1:10 – riding on grass fields only
  • Cost Structure

    To help make cycling as accessible as possible, programs are priced by instructors to reflect the nature and demands of their community.  Moreover, Cycling BC provides coach liability insurance and teaching resources for all programs and this subsidy is reflected in the user cost.

    Programs are often available for $8-$12/session or $30-$75 dollars for a multi-week program.  Some programs also offer drop-in pricing (summer programs only).  All participants receive sports accident and liability insurance when purchasing a $17.50 Cycling BC Mini-Membership during registration. This calendar-year membership provides coverage during activities and access to KidsSport funding ($400/yr).

  • Financial Aid

    Families in need can apply for up to $400 per year in KidSport funding. Find your local chapter and apply today.

Find a nearby program

Event

City

Date

Time

Ages

Status

Poster

Glenridge Gorillas (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide Abbotsford Mar 29, 2021 3:30 8-14; Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
SJB Bears MTB Program (Lv.5) p/b iRide Abbotsford Apr 12, 2021 3:00 14-18; Lv. 5+ Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Lv.3-4) p/b iRide Nanaimo Apr 15, 2021 5:30 7-11; Lv. 3-4 Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program (Lv.0-1) p/b iRide Chase May 3, 2021 3:30 6-12; Lv. 0-5 Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program (Lv.2-3) p/b iRide Chase May 3, 2021 3:30 6-12; Lv. 2-3 Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide Chase May 3, 2021 3:30 6-12; Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Chemainus Elementary (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide Chemainus May 6, 2021 3:00 10-11; Lv. 4-5 Private Event PDF
GRCC Nuggets (Lv.2-5) p/b iRide Quesnel May 27, 2021 3:30 8-12; Lv. 2-5 Confirmed PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.2-3) p/b iRide Terrace Jun 2, 2021 3:30 7-10; Lv. 2-3 Confirmed PDF
Kermode Kids (Lv.3) p/b iRide Masset Jun 2, 2021 3:30 6-12; Lv. 3 Confirmed PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.1-2) p/b iRide Terrace Jun 7, 2021 3:30 6-9; Lv. 1-2 Confirmed PDF
Kermode Kids (Lv.3) p/b iRide Masset Jun 11, 2021 3:30 6-12; Lv. 3 Confirmed PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.3-4) p/b iRide Terrace Jul 12, 2021 8:30 7-10; Lv. 3-4 Confirmed PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.1) p/b iRide Terrace Aug 16, 2021 8:30 6-9; Lv. 1 Confirmed PDF
Glenridge Gorillas (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide Abbotsford Sep 13, 2021 4:00 8-14; Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Lv.2-3) p/b iRide Nanaimo Sep 13, 2021 5:30 7-10; Lv. 2-3 Cancelled PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.3-4) p/b iRide Terrace Sep 14, 2021 3:45 9-12; Lv. 3-4 Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide Sorrento Sep 14, 2021 4:00 6-9; Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide Nanaimo Sep 16, 2021 5:30 8-12; Lv. 4-5 Cancelled PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.1) p/b iRide Terrace Sep 20, 2021 5:30 3-5; Lv. 1 Permit Pending PDF
Kermode Kids (Lv.1) p/b iRide Masset Sep 23, 2021 3:30 5-8; Lv. 1 Confirmed PDF
Kermode Kids (Lv.3) p/b iRide Masset Sep 23, 2021 4:30 6-12; Lv. 3 Confirmed PDF
SJB Bears MTB Program (Lv.5) p/b iRide Abbotsford Sep 27, 2021 3:00 13-18; Lv. 5+ Confirmed PDF

Glenridge Gorillas (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide

Address: 7585 Lefeuvre Road

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SJB Bears MTB Program (Lv.5) p/b iRide

Address: 2747 Townline Road

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Thrills & Skills (Lv.3-4) p/b iRide

Address: 2430 Black Franks Drive

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Chase MTB Program (Lv.0-1) p/b iRide

Address: 530 Cottonwood Street

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Chase MTB Program (Lv.2-3) p/b iRide

Address: 530 Cottonwood Street

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Chase MTB Program (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide

Address: 530 Cottonwood Street

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Chemainus Elementary (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide

Address: 3172 Garner Street

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GRCC Nuggets (Lv.2-5) p/b iRide

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Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.2-3) p/b iRide

Address: 5331 McConnell Avenue

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Kermode Kids (Lv.3) p/b iRide

Address: 1686 Main Street

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Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.1-2) p/b iRide

Address: 5331 McConnell Avenue

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Kermode Kids (Lv.3) p/b iRide

Address: 1686 Main Street

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Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.3-4) p/b iRide

Address: 3608 Sparks Street

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Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.1) p/b iRide

Address: 3608 Sparks Street

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Glenridge Gorillas (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide

Address: 7585 Lefeuvre Road

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Thrills & Skills (Lv.2-3) p/b iRide

Address: 2430 Black Franks Drive

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Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.3-4) p/b iRide

Address: 3505 Bailey Street

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Chase MTB Program (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide

Address: 2410 Mt Tuam Crescent

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Thrills & Skills (Lv.4-5) p/b iRide

Address: 2430 Black Franks Drive

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Good Foot Mtn. Bikers (Lv.1) p/b iRide

Address: 3608 Sparks Street

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Kermode Kids (Lv.1) p/b iRide

Address: 1686 Main Street

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Kermode Kids (Lv.3) p/b iRide

Address: 1686 Main Street

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SJB Bears MTB Program (Lv.5) p/b iRide

Address: 2747 Townline Road

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2021 after-school programs will be announced in February and updated throughout the year.

Questions? Please call 604-224-7433 (BC-iRide) or email [email protected]

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