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 community needs with instructor availability. It also helps Cycling BC effectively guide and mentor you. 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 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 Cycling BC’s HopOn Instructor (ORANGE) certificate. 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 HopOn Instructor membership ($104), background screening ($25), and the basic pre-requisites, including Cycling Foundations eLearning ($15), Making Ethical Decisions & Quiz ($70), and at minimum, a 1-day First Aid certification ($100), totalling a maximum of $314 dollars.
The below table outlines further details of the grant:
|Instructor Pays:||Cycling BC Pays:|
|Cycling BC Membership||$104|
|NCCP Community Training||✔||$175|
|HopOn Instructor Training||✔||$175|
|Liability & Accident Insurance||✔||$175|
|Admin (Reg, Promo)||✔||$175|
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
|Up-Front Fee||Net Income|
*Associated with instructor training.
Location: Mountain Bike Trails (gravel or GREEN level) (1:6 Adult-Child Ratio)
|# Of Riders||Revenue ($10/day/child)||Up-Front Fee||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
2024 grant applications are OPEN from October 15, 2023 to February 15th, 2024.
A minimum of 30 days notice is required for any new or returning program.