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HopOn East Van: Cyclocross GIRLS p/b EV DEVO


September 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - October 9, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

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HopOn East Vancouver Cyclocross GIRLS ONLY Program, presented by Escape Velocity DEVO

Meet new friends, improve your biking skills, and have fun this autumn with River City Cycling Club and Cycling BC’s HopOn program.

This 6-week after-school program is funded by Sport Canada CSAI grants to help train new instructors and provide discounted cycling programs for new communities. Cycling BC-affiliated youth club Escape Velocity DEVO delivers the program, led by club members who have completed our HopOn instructor training program.

This camp is focused on helping local youth experience the thrill of cyclocross, a combination of mountain biking but on faster bikes with skinnier tyres, aka STEEPLECHASE on bikes. Best of yet, we can provide specialty rental cyclocross bikes for any participants in need – thank you, LANDYACHT bike shop, for your generous support of this initiative. Each morning session includes skills, games, and a bike ride in the community. Open to GIRLS between 11-14 years old who self-assess as Skill Level 4-5.

Cycling BC’s insurance policy with Gallagher provides sports accident and general liability coverage for instructors and participants. Participants may add the purchase of our HopOn T-shirt, certificate and sticker kit during registration. Learn more at cyclingbc.net/hoponswag.

Program Dates:

  • September 11, 2023
  • September 18, 2023
  • September 25, 2023
  • October 2, 2023
  • October 9, 2023

How do I register my child?

Participants should be comfortable with ALL the following:

  • Able to lift the front wheel
  • Use gears for terrain
  • Ready for a 45-minute ride

Please carefully read Cycling BC Skill Levels before registering.

To prepare, please bring the following:

  • Water, Lunch and snacks,
  • Gloves, All-weather clothing
  • Helmets (CSA approved)
  • Spare tubes & levers
  • A mountain or cyclocross bike (or ask for a FREE rental during registration)

Participants receive a welcome email 7-14 days before the program starts. Please review HopOn’s Frequently Asked Questions or send us a message for more information. Learn more about the HopOn skills below or read Cycling BC’s SafeSport and Coach Excellence policy for more details.