After-School

Building confidence through cycling

A 3-6 week after-school program for riders 6-16 years old, HopOn After-School programs are designed to teach intermediate cycling skills, build confidence and connect local youth with one another through cycling challenges.

HopOn instructors are trained by the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) and undergo a background screening. Cycling BC’s HopOn program subscribes to the Coaches Association of Canada’s Responsible Coaches Movement. It also 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 2-5 abilities. Programs are designed and facilitated by local instructors, and numerous skill levels are often yowelcome.

Getting Started

  • Lesson Plan

    Participants are split into working groups based on ability. Each session is designed to include one intermediate skill, a 30-45 minute bike ride on green or easy blue trails and a fun cycling game to re-enforce the day’s focus.  Fundamental concepts covered may include any of the following and will depend on the skill level of the group:

    • Brake Modulation & Descending
    • Riding features or in a group
    • Terrain Management and/or traffic awareness
    • Wheel lifts and hops
    • Dismounting & Remounting at speed
    • Bumping & Buzzing a partner
    • Using gears to master terrain change
    • Riding rollers and small drops
  • Instructors

    HopOn After-School instructors are trained by the National Coaches Certification Program and accredited by Cycling BC’s HopOnprogram. Each program is run by an event organizer who has applied for a grant from Cycling BC to access training, resources, and administrative support. There are two formats of delivery:

    • School Bike Club led by trained teachers (starts at school grounds)
    • Community program led by trained instructors (starts at a park or community centre)

    Each program requires at least 2 instructors present at all times and a participant ratio as follows:

    • 1:6 – riding Mountain Bike trails
    • 1:10 – riding on grass fields only
  • Cost Structure

    To help make cycling as accessible as possible, programs are priced by instructors to reflect the nature and demands of their community.  Moreover, Cycling BC provides coach liability insurance and teaching resources for all programs and this subsidy is reflected in the user cost.

    Programs are often available for $8-$12/session or $30-$75 dollars for a multi-week program.  Some programs also offer drop-in pricing (summer programs only).  All participants receive sports accident and liability insurance when purchasing a $17.50 Cycling BC Mini-Membership during registration. This calendar-year membership provides coverage during activities and access to KidsSport funding ($400/yr).

  • Financial Aid

    Families in need can apply for up to $400 per year in KidSport funding. Find your local chapter and apply today.

Find a nearby program

Event

City

Date

Time

Ages

Status

Poster

Pizza Cats (Lv.2-3) p/b HopOn Coquitlam Apr 1, 2022 4:00 7-9; Lv.2-3 Confirmed PDF
Chase Mtn. Bike (Lv.2-5) p/b HopOn Chase Apr 25, 2022 4:00 6-12; Lv.2-5 Confirmed PDF
SJB Bears MTB Program (Lv.5) p/b HopOn Abbotsford Apr 29, 2022 3:00 13-18; Lv. 5+ Confirmed PDF
KGMS Bike Club (Lv.4-5) p/b HopOn North Vancouver May 9, 2022 3:30 12-16; Lv.4-5 Confirmed PDF
Pizza Cats (Lv.2-3) p/b HopOn Coquitlam May 13, 2022 4:00 7-9; Lv.2-3 Confirmed PDF
Thrashers Bike Club (Lv.0-1) p/b HopOn Port Coquitlam May 19, 2022 5:00 4-6; Lv.0-1 Confirmed PDF
GRCC Nuggets (Lv.2-5) p/b HopOn Quesnel Jun 1, 2022 3:30 7-13; L.2-5 Permit Pending PDF
Nahanni Bike Club (Lv.3) p/b HopOn Masset Jun 1, 2022 3:30 7-10; Lv.3 Permit Pending PDF
Nahanni Bike Club (Lv.1-2) p/b HopOn Masset Jun 3, 2022 3:30 5-6; Lv. 1-2 Permit Pending PDF

Pizza Cats (Lv.2-3) p/b HopOn

Address: 3435 Victoria Drive

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Chase Mtn. Bike (Lv.2-5) p/b HopOn

Address: 530 Cottonwood Street

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SJB Bears MTB Program (Lv.5) p/b HopOn

Address: 2747 Townline Road

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KGMS Bike Club (Lv.4-5) p/b HopOn

Address: 420 Seymour River Place

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Pizza Cats (Lv.2-3) p/b HopOn

Address: 655 Hillcrest Street

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Thrashers Bike Club (Lv.0-1) p/b HopOn

Address: 2252 Castle Crescent

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GRCC Nuggets (Lv.2-5) p/b HopOn

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Nahanni Bike Club (Lv.3) p/b HopOn

Address: 1686 Main Street

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Nahanni Bike Club (Lv.1-2) p/b HopOn

Address: 1686 Main Street

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2022 after-school programs are announced annually on February 15th.

Questions? Please call 604-737-3034 or email [email protected]

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