iRide’s Burnaby Velodrome Field Trips are designed to introduce students to fixed-gear velodrome cycling and help them learn how ride the banking!
To a maximum of 25 students, each trip includes a 2-hour session for grades 6-12. All equipment is provided however students can bring their own helmet if they wish.
The program is designed for students who can already ride well, and who exhibit level 4 abilities. Students still working on their level 1-3 skills can participate and will spend more time with the in-field iRide instructor.
Students are split into groups and alternate between on-track track cycling skills and in-field basic cycling skills using iRide bikes. They work through 3 basic concepts:
Students who demonstrate competence and are interested in advancing to the final level are invited to ride a full lap of the track with the lead velodrome coach.
All students are invited back to the facility for 3 FREE club sessions, courtesy of the Burnaby Velodrome Club.
In partnership with the Burnaby Velodrome Club, each field trip includes at least 1 specialized velodrome coach and 1 iRide intructor. All coaches and instructors undergo training with the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) and 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.
Field Trips are funded by private donors, government grants, and program fees from schools. Our cost structure is designed to develop sustainable programs in each BC Games zone and offers discounted programs for all students in British Columbia.
Upon confirmation, schools will receive an invoice due within 30 days.
Questions? Please contact us!
Now that you have a date in mind, please submit a request using the form below. Upon review, iRide will send you an email response indicating your provisional dates and required deposit, due in 30 days. Upon payment, your event will be confirmed and additional resources will be shared with you, including a Parent-Letter to be sent home.
One month before our visit, iRide will send a reminder email and follow-up via telephone one week prior. Champions are granted access to the online registration system and can run a report of who has registered online. We recommend that students are told registrations closes 1 week before our visit to ensure timeliness.
If your students and staff enjoy their iRide field trip, a great way to say thank you to our program sponsors is by taking a few moments to share their favourite moments in a thank you card. Cards can be mailed to our head office or picked up by a local iRide instructor.
Please acknowledge your responsibilities as the school’s iRide Champion:
Running shoes are suggested. Students are NOT be allowed to participate in open-toed or heels/flats/boots, due to safety reasons.
Helmets are provided but students can bring their own if they prefer.
Gym clothing is suggested, with a warm coat and sweat pants for winter bookings. It can be a bit chilly inside the building!
For safety purposes, students are expected to exhibit excellent listening and attention skills when participating in this unique field trip.
2021 Spring Bookings are closed.
2022 Winter & Spring bookings open on May 1st, 2021.