Cycling BC’s HopOn After-School programming is designed for kids who want to improve their skills and make friends through cycling. With training, resources and support from Cycling BC, cycling enthusiasts like you can become an HopOn Instructor and create positive growth opportunities for children in your community.
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1st-year programs are supported by an HopOn Development Grant and equip new instructors with an HopOn Backpack, liability insurance, a registration system, administrative support, and instructor training and mentorship from Cycling BC.
There are no administrative fees associated with your first 6-week program, and instructors receive 100% of the generated revenue*.
A detailed application form is required to apply for a grant and start a new program. The grant process helps applicants design their program to match the community’s needs and the availability of their instructor team. It also allows Cycling BC to assess and award grant applications constructively, helping you sustainably succeed. Approved applications include at least two instructors and carefully consider the time of day, participant skill level, and a safe learning venue.
If you are applying on behalf of a group of new instructors, please submit only one application. However, an application must include each instructor’s name and contact information. We recommend prospective leaders first schedule a call with us before completing the online application form.
Once approved, Cycling BC will contact you with an introductory document that outlines the next steps. These steps include reviewing an event poster, webpage, and registration system Cycling BC has created for you and instructions on how your instructor team can register for the necessary NCCP Community coach and HopOn Instructor training.
All HopOn instructors must achieve NCCP Community Coach “Trained” status and complete the HopOn Instructor eLearning and Orientation program. The costs associated with this process represent the upfront fee of beginning a new program. Learn more in the next section.
As a successful grant recipient, Cycling BC awards your team with resources and services valued in-kind at ~$1000.
New HopOn After-School instructors pay for their annual Cycling BC membership ($75-$80), background screening ($25), and the role-specific basic requirements, including Cycling Foundations eLearning ($15), Making Ethical Decisions & Quiz ($70), and at minimum, a 1-day First Aid certification ($100), totalling a maximum of $290 dollars.
The below table outlines further details of the grant:
|Instructor Pays:||Cycling BC Pays:|
|Cycling BC Membership||$80|
|NCCP Community Training||✔||$150|
|HopOn Instructor Training||✔||$200|
|Liability & Accident Insurance||✔||$175|
|Admin (Reg, Promo)||✔||$225|
Programs requiring certificates of insurance for land-use permissions are charged $25 and deducted during the final invoice. Please include the correct title and contact information for landowners who have granted land-use permission on your official application form.
*If your initial 6-week program accumulates more than $2000 in revenue, additional insurance fees will be deducted from your post-event invoice (10% of total revenue). This is designed to encourage instructors to design a smaller program when starting out.
In the same calendar year or the following years, returning programs are supported by Cycling BC with legacy access to coach liability insurance, registration and admin support, and mentorship when available.
Admin fees are deducted from post-event invoices and calculated by program revenue on a per-program basis ($50 to 10% of total revenue).
Programs requiring certificates of insurance for land-use permissions are charged an additional $25 and deducted during the final invoice.
Location: Grass Field (1:10 Adult-Child Ratio)
|# Of Riders||Revenue
|Admin Fees||Net Income|
*No admin fees are deducted for new programs.
Location: Mountain Bike Trails (gravel or GREEN level) (1:6 Adult-Child Ratio)
|# Of Riders||Revenue ($10/day/child)||Admin Fees||Net Income|
Cycling BC’s HopOn Development grants are available to the public. They are perfect for teachers, parents, youth cyclists, industry employees, and cycling enthusiasts looking to make a difference in their community.
1) Design program and apply:
2) Confirm Program Details & Begin For Instructor Training
Start today by registering at cyclingbc.net/coachstart
3) Lead your program and submit post-event paperwork
Grant applications are now OPEN for Spring 2022. Please apply before February 1st, 2022.
A minimum of 30 days' notice is required for any new or returning program.