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 HopOn 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

HopOn Coquitlam (Leigh) Coquitlam Apr 1, 2022 4:00 Level 2-3; Age 7-9 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Chase p/b Chase Young Learners Society Chase Apr 25, 2022 4:00 Level 2-5; Age 6-12 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Abbotsford p/b SJB Bears Abbotsford Apr 29, 2022 3:00 Level 5+; Age 13-18 Confirmed PDF
HopOn North Van p/b KGMS Bike Club North Vancouver May 9, 2022 3:30 Level 4-5; Age 12-16 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Coquitlam (Mundy Park) Coquitlam May 13, 2022 4:00 Level 2-3; Age 7-9 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Port Coquitlam p/b Thrashers Bike Club Port Coquitlam May 19, 2022 5:00 Level 0-1; Age 4-6 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Quesnel p/b GRCC Nuggets Quesnel Jun 1, 2022 3:30 Level 2-5; Age 7-13 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Haida Gwaii p/b Nahanni Bike Club Masset Jun 1, 2022 3:30 Level 3, Age 7-10 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Haida Gwaii p/b Nahanni Bike Club Masset Jun 3, 2022 3:30 Level 1-2; Age 5-6 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Abbotsford p/b SJB Bears Abbotsford Sep 12, 2022 3:00 Level 5+: Age 13-18 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Chase p/b Chase Young Learners Society Chase Sep 12, 2022 4:00 Level 4-5; Age 7-12 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Coquitlam (Mundy Park) Coquitlam Sep 16, 2022 4:30 Level 3-5; Age 8-12 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Velodrome (Shuttle & Instruction) Burnaby Oct 27, 2022 3:00 Level 5+, Age 10-16 Confirmed PDF
HopOn Velodrome (Shuttle & Instruction) Burnaby Nov 24, 2022 3:00 Level 5+, Age 10-16 Confirmed PDF

HopOn Coquitlam (Leigh)

Address: 3435 Victoria Drive

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HopOn Chase p/b Chase Young Learners Society

Address: 530 Cottonwood Street

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HopOn Abbotsford p/b SJB Bears

Address: 2747 Townline Road

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HopOn North Van p/b KGMS Bike Club

Address: 420 Seymour River Place

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HopOn Coquitlam (Mundy Park)

Address: 655 Hillcrest Street

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HopOn Port Coquitlam p/b Thrashers Bike Club

Address: 2252 Castle Crescent

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HopOn Quesnel p/b GRCC Nuggets

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HopOn Haida Gwaii p/b Nahanni Bike Club

Address: 1686 Main Street

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HopOn Haida Gwaii p/b Nahanni Bike Club

Address: 1686 Main Street

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HopOn Abbotsford p/b SJB Bears

Address: 2747 Townline Road

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HopOn Chase p/b Chase Young Learners Society

Address: River Adams Barrage,

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HopOn Coquitlam (Mundy Park)

Address: 655 Hillcrest Street

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HopOn Velodrome (Shuttle & Instruction)

Address: 7564 Barnet Road

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HopOn Velodrome (Shuttle & Instruction)

Address: 7564 Barnet Road

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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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