IRIDE/SPROCKIDS CYCLING PROGRAM Overview

 

AVAILABLE FALL COURSES:

 

https://cyclingbc.net/event/iride-sprockids-2019-thrills-3/

 

https://cyclingbc.net/event/iride-sprockids-2019-thrills-4/

 

 

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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. In recent years Cycling BC has rolled

together the iRide program with Sprockids to bring a wealth of learning. iRide community programs vary in duration and frequency

but all sessions include skill development, bicycle rides and games appropriate to participant age and ability following the

Cycling Canada Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). Learn more here.

 

iRide Coaches

A lasting and enjoyable learning experience for students begins with skilled coaches. Only Nationally Certified Coaching Program

graduates are eligible to teach iRide programs, and each new iRide coaches completes an apprenticeship with experienced iRide head coaches.

This way our coaches understand how to best share their cycling expertise all four types of learning styles: auditory, visual, kinesthetic and tactile.

Our coach team includes aspiring youth racers, professional coaches with cycling accolades and passionate parents trained to teach.

As a result, our dynamic team brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to the sessions, creating fun and memorable experiences.

 

iRide Skills

 

The iRide program teaches a total of 10 basic and 3 intermediate riding skills in accordance with the NCCP Basic Cycling Skills coaching course.

Our sessions are conducted within the safe confines of a traffic-free environment, utilizing school grounds, local parks, pump tracks, BMX and track cycling facilities and local trails.

 

  • Starting & Braking
  • Straight-Line Riding
  • Scanning & Signaling
  • Low-Speed Turns
  • Medium-Speed Turns
  • Ready Position & Limbo
  • Front Wheel Lift
  • Dismount & Remount
  • Bumping & Buzzing
  • Gearing & Cadence
  • Riding up variable terrain
  • Riding down variable terrain
  • Riding off a curb or drop-off

 

These skills are taught at all our iRide events.  Our coaches tailor the focus of each session to the age and ability level of their students.

 

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iRide Levels

Understanding where your child is on the development pathway can be a challenge.  Luckily our iRide staff work with youth riders aged 6 – 16 every day!

To help identify what session best fits your child and at what point it is safe to advance to the next level, please review the below table.

LEVEL                                                    MINIMUM ABILITY TYPICAL AGE     PROGRAMS
0 New to Biking 3 – 8 yrs Free Events
1 Ride a 2-wheel bike; 60 pedal strokes without stopping 4 – 9 yrs. In-School
2 Start & stop quickly; Stand & coast; Tap head while riding 5 – 10 yrs. In-School
3 Turn quickly; Look behind while riding straight; Roll off sidewalk curb 7 – 11 yrs. Community
4 Lift front wheel; Use gears for changing terrain; Ready for 45-minute exercise 8 – 12 yrs. Community, Field Trips
5 Stop’n Go without foot tap; Can ride small ramps & bridges; Ready for 60-minute exercise 9 – 15 yrs. All Above
6+ Stop’n with 1 hand on head; Ride beside a partner; Ready for 75-minute exericse 9 – 19 yrs. Youth Club

Click here for more information on iRide https://cyclingbc.net/iride/ 

 Courses Available For The Following:

 

Level 3-4 Ages 7-12

Level 4-5 Ages 8-15

 

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STREET SMARTS WORKSHOP OVERVIEW This workshop is 4 hours in duration.

 

Are you wanting to feel comfortable riding your bike on the roadways and understand your bike better?? Learn to become a Street-Smart cyclist and gain confidence riding in traffic. The day will start with introduction, then move into 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 through cycling activities and have fun. We will be inside for the first 2 hrs and outside for the remaining 2 hrs. We will be going on a 5-10 km ride on the roads to help explain our roles as cyclists on them.

 

All participants must have a certified biking helmet, full functioning bike with lights and basic riding skills.  Bring snacks, water and weather appropriate clothing. (This workshop will be done rain or shine)

 

 

TRAIL-SMARTS MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS CAMPS OVERVIEW

 

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Level 1   1 day 4 hours total $50

Level 2    2 days 8 hours total $90

 

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. Offering 3 different levels to properly suit your needs as a rider. This course is aimed at XC trail riding.

 

 

E-BIKE SKILLS WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Level 1 Novice 1 day 3 hours total $65

Level 2 Intermediate 2 days 8 hours total $120

Level 3 Advanced 4 days 16 hours total $250

This workshop is designed to raise confidence and challenge the skill level on your Commuter/On-Road E-Bike. E-Bikes are

generally heavier than regular bikes which means you need to be skilled at controlling your E-Bike.

Gain Valuable Skills on your E-Bike. Help reduce injuries by honing your skills and having fun. In this workshop we will cover

proper bike fit, understanding the motor and charger, learn the differences between pedal assist and throttle only, hill climbing,

gear choices, wet weather riding. There will be an obstacle course in a controlled area to complete which will work you and your skills to perfection.

 

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Mountain Bike Specific

Level 1   1 day 4 hours total $50

Level 2    2 days 8 hours total $90

Want to ride your Off road E-Bike with more skill and handling? This is just the workshop for you.

E-Bikes are generally heavier than regular bikes which means you need to be skilled at controlling your E-Bike.

Gain Valuable Skills on your E-Bike. Help reduce injuries by honing your skills and having fun. In this workshop

we will cover proper bike fit, understanding the motor and charger, learn the differences between pedal assist and

throttle only, hill climbing, gear choices, wet weather riding. This workshop with be conducted on dirt roads and single track

 

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