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Intro to Mountain Biking

This program is focused on youth getting started with mountain biking that want to hone their skills and build their confidence when they ride on the trails. The goal is to help you develop a wider range of skills to keep you safe and having fun on the trails.

  • Learn some basic on trial bike maintenance skills
  • Essential tools and safety
  • Proper trail etiquette
  • Bike set up
  • Body Position and how it interacts with the bike
  • Braking techniques
  • Cornering techniques
  • Terrain awareness

iRIDE PROGRAMS

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 3-5 abilities. Programs are designed and facilitated by local instructors, and often times numerous skill levels are welcome.

Fall iRide 6Week Programs 

Monday Sept 13, 2021 to Oct 18, 2021 Level 2-3 5:30 – 6:30 Ages 7-10 Only $60ea

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW NUMBERS

Thursday Sept 16, 2021 to Oct 21th  5:30 – 6:30pm Level 4-5 Ages 10-14 Only $60ea

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW NUMBERS

STREET SMARTS COMMUTER CYCLING SKILLS PROGRAMS

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 regulations 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 real world cycling scenarios and have fun. All participants must have a certified biking helmet, full functioning bike and basic riding skills. Bring lunch, water and weather appropriate clothing.

These programs are being collaborated with the local municipalities Parks and Rec Centres.

 Sept 25, 2021  Street Smarts Commuter Cycling Skills at Beban Park Rec Centre – Nanaimo

 1:30 – 4:30pm  Adults  CODE 62699

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 Sept 25, 2021  Street Smarts Commuter Cycling Skills for E-Bikes at Beban Park Rec Centre – Nanaimo

 9:30 – 12:30pm  Adults   CODE 62858

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 Sept 26, 2021  Street Smarts Commuter Cycling Skills at Beban Park Rec Centre – Nanaimo

 1:30 – 4:30pm  Ages 6-8  CODE 62464

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Sept 26, 2021  Street Smarts Commuter Cycling Skills at Beban Park Rec Centre – Nanaimo

 9:30 – 12:30pm  Ages 8-11  CODE 62465

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Oct 2, 2021  Street Smarts Commuter Cycling Skills at Kerry Park Rec Centre – Mill Bay

 9:00 – 12pm  Ages 6-9  CODE 38009

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Oct 2, 2021  Street Smarts Commuter Cycling Skills at Kerry Park Rec Centre – Mill Bay

 1 – 4pm  Ages 10-14  CODE 38010

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 Oct 9, 2021  Intro to Mountain Biking at Brown Drive Park – Ladysmith

 1:30 – 4:30pm  Ages 10-15  CODE 38153

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Oct 9, 2021  Street Smarts Commuter Cycling Skills at Frank Jameson Community Centre – Ladysmith

 8:30 – 12pm  Ages 8-12  CODE 38151 

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Oct 9, 2021  Intro to Mountain Biking at Brown Drive Park – Ladysmith

 1:30 – 4:30pm  Ages 10-15  CODE 38153

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Oct 30, 2021  Intro to Mountain Biking at Beban Park – Nanaimo

 1:30 – 4:30pm  Ages 18 and UP  CODE 62699

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