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 p/b iRide Abbotsford Mar 29, 2021 3:30 8-14, Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Glenridge Gorillas p/b iRide Abbotsford Apr 12, 2021 3:30 8-14, Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Spring) p/b iRide Nanaimo Apr 15, 2021 5:30 Lv. 3-4, 7-11yr. Confirmed PDF
Glenridge Gorillas p/b iRide Abbotsford Apr 19, 2021 3:30 8-14, Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Spring) p/b iRide Nanaimo Apr 22, 2021 5:30 Lv. 3-4, 7-11yr. Confirmed PDF
Glenridge Gorillas p/b iRide Abbotsford Apr 26, 2021 3:30 8-14, Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Spring) p/b iRide Nanaimo Apr 29, 2021 5:30 Lv. 3-4, 7-11yr. Confirmed PDF
Glenridge Gorillas p/b iRide Abbotsford May 3, 2021 3:30 8-14, Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program p/b iRide Chase May 3, 2021 3:30 6-12, Lv. 0-5 Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program p/b iRide Chase May 5, 2021 3:30 6-12, Lv. 0-5 Confirmed PDF
Chemainus Elementary Mtn. Bike Program p/b iRide Chemainus May 6, 2021 3:00 10-11; L4-5 Private Event PDF
Thrills & Skills (Spring) p/b iRide Nanaimo May 6, 2021 5:30 Lv. 3-4, 7-11yr. Confirmed PDF
Glenridge Gorillas p/b iRide Abbotsford May 10, 2021 3:30 8-14, Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program p/b iRide Chase May 12, 2021 3:30 6-12, Lv. 0-5 Confirmed PDF
GRCC Nuggets p/b iRide Quesnel May 12, 2021 3:30 Lv. 2-5, 8-12 yr. To Be Confirmed PDF
Chemainus Elementary Mtn. Bike Program p/b iRide Chemainus May 13, 2021 3:00 10-11; L4-5 Private Event PDF
Thrills & Skills (Spring) p/b iRide Nanaimo May 13, 2021 5:30 Lv. 3-4, 7-11yr. Confirmed PDF
Glenridge Gorillas p/b iRide Abbotsford May 17, 2021 3:30 8-14, Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program p/b iRide Chase May 19, 2021 3:30 6-12, Lv. 0-5 Confirmed PDF
GRCC Nuggets p/b iRide Quesnel May 19, 2021 3:30 Lv. 2-5, 8-12 yr. To Be Confirmed PDF
Chemainus Elementary Mtn. Bike Program p/b iRide Chemainus May 20, 2021 3:00 10-11; L4-5 Private Event PDF
Thrills & Skills (Spring) p/b iRide Nanaimo May 20, 2021 5:30 Lv. 3-4, 7-11yr. Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program p/b iRide Chase May 26, 2021 3:30 6-12, Lv. 0-5 Confirmed PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers p/b iRide Terrace May 26, 2021 3:30 6-8, Lv. 0-1 Confirmed PDF
GRCC Nuggets p/b iRide Quesnel May 26, 2021 3:30 Lv. 2-5, 8-12 yr. To Be Confirmed PDF
Chemainus Elementary Mtn. Bike Program p/b iRide Chemainus May 27, 2021 3:00 10-11; L4-5 Private Event PDF
Glenridge Gorillas p/b iRide Abbotsford May 31, 2021 3:30 8-14, Lv. 4-5 Confirmed PDF
Chase MTB Program p/b iRide Chase Jun 2, 2021 3:30 6-12, Lv. 0-5 Confirmed PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers p/b iRide Terrace Jun 2, 2021 3:30 6-8, Lv. 0-1 Confirmed PDF
GRCC Nuggets p/b iRide Quesnel Jun 2, 2021 3:30 Lv. 2-5, 8-12 yr. To Be Confirmed PDF
Chemainus Elementary Mtn. Bike Program p/b iRide Chemainus Jun 3, 2021 3:00 10-11; L4-5 Private Event PDF
Chase MTB Program p/b iRide Chase Jun 9, 2021 3:30 6-12, Lv. 0-5 Confirmed PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers p/b iRide Terrace Jun 9, 2021 3:30 6-8, Lv. 0-1 Confirmed PDF
GRCC Nuggets p/b iRide Quesnel Jun 9, 2021 3:30 Lv. 2-5, 8-12 yr. To Be Confirmed PDF
Chemainus Elementary Mtn. Bike Program p/b iRide Chemainus Jun 10, 2021 3:00 10-11; L4-5 Private Event PDF
Good Foot Mtn. Bikers p/b iRide Terrace Jun 16, 2021 3:30 6-8, Lv. 0-1 Confirmed PDF
GRCC Nuggets p/b iRide Quesnel Jun 16, 2021 3:30 Lv. 2-5, 8-12 yr. To Be Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Autumn) p/b iRide Nanaimo Sep 16, 2021 5:00 Lv. 4-5, 8-12yr. Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Autumn) p/b iRide Nanaimo Sep 23, 2021 5:00 Lv. 4-5, 8-12yr. Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Autumn) p/b iRide Nanaimo Sep 30, 2021 5:00 Lv. 4-5, 8-12yr. Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Autumn) p/b iRide Nanaimo Oct 7, 2021 5:00 Lv. 4-5, 8-12yr. Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Autumn) p/b iRide Nanaimo Oct 14, 2021 5:00 Lv. 4-5, 8-12yr. Confirmed PDF
Thrills & Skills (Autumn) p/b iRide Nanaimo Oct 21, 2021 5:00 Lv. 4-5, 8-12yr. Confirmed PDF

Glenridge Gorillas p/b iRide

Address: 7585 Lefeuvre Road

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Thrills & Skills (Spring) p/b iRide

Address: 2430 Black Franks Drive

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Chase MTB Program p/b iRide

Address: 530 Cottonwood Street

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Chemainus Elementary Mtn. Bike Program p/b iRide

Address: 3172 Garner Street

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GRCC Nuggets p/b iRide

Address: 500 N Star Road

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Thrills & Skills (Autumn) p/b iRide

Address: 2430 Black Franks Drive

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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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