Programs

All programs are led by qualifies NCCP Mountain Bike Coaches

iRide Sprockids Cycling Program

Sprockids was originally developed in 1990 as a self-esteem/anger-management program to help students succeed in school.

Since then Sprockids has evolved into a multi-faceted program engaging thousands of young people in the life-long activity of mountain biking while teaching them the skills, values, and strategies to succeed in life.

 

Mission Statement:

The program is now used in over 21 countries by teachers, coaches, cycling clubs, youth organizations, law enforcement agencies, and parents.

Through the sport of mountain biking,young people will have the opportunity to develop the skills, values and strategies that will guide them and enable them to succeed in school and in life.

The Sprockids Program was designed with input from educators, national level coaches, trail builders, professional athletes & program implementation consultants.

The Nanaimo iRide/Sprockids programs are 6 weeks long and includes games and challenges from both the Sprockids and iRide curriculum.

Typical sessions include skill development, bicycle rides, and games appropriate to participant age and ability, following the Cycling Canada Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD).

 

Benefits of iRide Sprockids:

Parents & Kids

Qualified coaches provide a low-cost and sport-focused after-school program

Clubs & Youth Racers

Improve youth recruitment and provide leadership opportunities for U19 riders with free training

Sprockids

Help develop the long-term legacy of Sprockids through a sport body initiative

Cycling BC iRide

Connect iRide school participants to fun leaders and grow province-wide participation

 

Youth MTB Club

All programs are led by qualifies NCCP Mountain Bike Coaches and follow the LTAD youth development model

  • 10 week program-Doumont / Westwood Trails
  • 2019-Starting second week in May
  • Wednesdays at 5:30-7pm
  • One Saturday a Month based on Coach availability

 

Youth MTB Club

  • Thrills & Skills Cycling Jersey-requirement
  • Shorts or pants that won’t snag on bike
  • Mountain bike with at least front suspension and disc brakes.
  • Dropper post recommended
  • Clipless pedals and shoes
  • OR Mountain bike specific flat pedals and mountain bike specific flat shoes
  • Knee/elbow pads suggested
  • Knee/full shin pads mandatory if riding flat pedals
  • Crack/shatter resistant Sunglasses encouraged
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Water
  • Flat repair kit (tube, pump, tire levers, etc)
  • Proper fitting helmet

 

Adult MTB Skills Camps

  • 6 week camp – Doumont and Westwood Trails
  • 2019-Starting first week in June
  • Thursdays at 5:30-7pm
  • One Saturday a Month based on Coach availability
  • Must sign Waiver form
  • Must be/become Cycling BC member (for Insurance)

 

Adult MTB Skills Camps

Gear necessities

  • Thrills & Skills Cycling Jersey-requirement
  • Shorts or pants that won’t snag on bike
  • Mountain bike with at least front suspension and disc brakes.
  • Dropper post recommended
  • Clipless pedals and shoes
  • OR Mountain bike specific flat pedals and mountain bike specific flat shoes
  • Knee/elbow pads suggested
  • Knee/full shin pads mandatory if riding flat pedals
  • Crack/shatter resistant Sunglasses encouraged
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Hydrapack with working bladder
  • Flat repair kit (tube, pump, tire levers, etc)
  • proper fitting helmet-full faced not required and not recommended

CITY OF NANAIMO BIKE COURSES

Street-Smarts Commuter Cycling Skills Are you wanting to feel comfortable riding your bike to work or school??

Learn to become a Street-Smart daily bicycle commuter.

The day will start with some basic bike maintenance. Rules and regs of the road, common cycling routes, rider visibility and safety, road positioning, traffic lights, proper bike set up, effective bike handling, proper braking, understanding your gears.

Gain confidence, riding games and have fun.

Kids Sat Apr 6th

10-3

$50/1

(Max participants 7-10)

 

Kids Sun Apr 7th

12-5 $50/1

(Max participants 7-10)

 

Youth/Adults Sat May 11th

10-3

$50/1

(Max participants 7-10)

 

Youth/Adults Sun May 12th

12-5

$50/1

(Max participants 7-10)

 

Trail-Smarts Mountain Bike Skills

Would you like to hone your skills and build your confidence when you ride on XC trails. The goal is to help you develop a wider range of skills to keep you safe and having fun on the trails. Start the day off with some basic bike maintenance. Proper trail etiquette, effective bike handling, understanding gearing and hills, front wheel lifts to help overcome obstacles, roll downs, bumps and burms. This course is aimed at XC trail riding.

Youth/Adults Sat June 15th

10-3

$50/1

(Max participants 7-10)

 

Youth/ Adults Sun June 16th

12-5

$50/1

(Max participants 7-10)