In-School

Bikes in gym class!

A 3-day in-school event for grades 4-6, our in-school program helps students learn basic cycling skills and safety awareness.

To a maximum of six classes, each class receives three 45-60 minute training sessions over three days and works their way through the fun and exciting challenges of HopOn.

Our sessions stay within the safe confines of the school grounds and can be run on all-weather fields, grass fields, and paved areas. Most participants graduate to Skill Level 3 or higher by the end of the program.

The program is designed for students who can already ride; however, those still learning will work their teacher, with support from our staff, to fast-track their skills and confidence and join the rest of their class when they’re ready.

Getting Started

  • Lesson Plan

    Students are split into groups and are guided through our game-based curriculum to build basic cycling skills and enjoy a stimulating exercise session. They work through 3 basic concepts:

    Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
    Key Concepts Straight Line Riding

    • Neutral Position
    • Ready Position
    • Gears
    • Pedaling
    • Braking
    Cornering

    • Steering
    • Leaning
    • Dismounting
    • Bike-Body Separation
    Partner Riding

    • 1-Hand Riding
    • Front Wheel-Lift
    • Riding with a partner
    Popular Games
    • Red Light Green Light
    • Bats & Cats
    • Foot Down
    • Obstacle Course (Features)

     

    • Roosters & Rattlesnakes
    • Tower of Power

     

    • Zombies
    • Grand Prix
    • Big Teeter Totter

    During online registration, all parents are invited to join our quarterly newsletter and stay updated on all local cycling opportunities. Students who demonstrate great enthusiasm and are interested in advancing to more challenging skills receive a Talent ID card, inviting them to participate in after-school programs, summer camps, and local youth clubs.

  • Instructors

    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 and follows the High Five: Healthy Child Development principles to help our instructors create an engaging and effective learning environment.

  • Cost Structure

    HopOn is funded by private donors, government grants, and program fees from schools. Our cost structure is designed to develop sustainable programs in each BC Games zone and offers discounted programs for all students in British Columbia.

    • Total Program Cost: $2500
    • Cost to your school:  $1200

    If your students enjoy the program and would like to help us say thank you to our donors and sponsors, we suggest student-made thank you cards.

    Schools will receive 1 invoice, including a $400 booking deposit due within 30 days, with the balance due on the first day of the program.

    *Cycling BC donors help cover 50% of the operating costs of every in-school program. Our base rate is $1200. However, when extended travel and/or accommodation is required, prices may reflect these higher costs.

  • Financial Aid

    If your school requires additional financial aid, please review these BC government grants.

  • What does HopOn sound like?

Booking Calendar

School District Open schedule and choose an available date
Okanagan (22, 23, 67, 83) (1 Fleet) May-June 2023
Lower Mainland (33-45,48) (2 Fleets) May-June 2023
Island South (61-63, 64) (2 Fleets) May-June 2023

Additional Information

Questions? Please contact us!

  • Making a booking

    Now that you have a date in mind, please submit a request using the form below. Upon review, Cycling BC will send you an email response indicating your provisional dates and required deposit, due in 30 days. Upon payment, your event will be confirmed and additional resources will be shared with you, including a Parent-Letter to be sent home.

    One month before our visit, Cycling BC will send a reminder email and follow-up via telephone one week prior. Champions are granted access to the online registration system and can run a report of who has registered online. We recommend that students are told registrations closes 1 week before our visit to ensure timeliness.

    If your students and staff enjoy their HopOn program, a great way to say thank you to our program sponsors is by taking a few moments to share their favourite moments in a thank you card.  Cards can be mailed to our head office or picked up by our instructors on day 3.

    Due to strong demand for iRide, Cycling BC suggests schools consider booking every 2nd year.

  • Responsibilities

    Please acknowledge your responsibilities as the school’s HopOn Champion:

    • Enroll at least four classes
    • Ensure adequate field space
    • Send home Parent-Letter
    • Ensure all students are registered online
    • Welcome instructors on day 1 (one hour early)
    • Ensure a school staff member is present to supervise each HopOn session
  • My region isn't listed ...

    If our in-school program is not available in your area, please consider these options:

    1. Apply for an HopOn Community grant and create your own after-school bike club (3-6 weeks).
    2. Contact Cycling BC to discuss how to bring an HopOn fleet to your region next spring.
  • How are schools selected?

    School requests are selected based on geographic location, previous visits, and sponsor requests.

    Spring visits are confirmed each autumn after budget approvals by Cycling BC’s board of directors.

  • Student Reminders

    Bicycles and helmets are provided for students at no additional cost.  However, we recommend that all students bring their own equipment to help ensure everyone can participate on a correctly-sized bike. Our fleets are sized for students 48-60 inches tall.  Therefore we request any grade 3 or 7 students participating bring their own equipment.

    HopOn takes place rain or shine (except in extreme weather conditions), so it is recommended that students bring weather-appropriate clothing, including jackets, gloves, extra shoes, and gym clothes.

    In hot conditions, please ask students to bring water bottles with them to the field.

    For safety purposes, students are expected to exhibit excellent listening and attention skills when participating in HopOn programs.

2023 Spring bookings are now available.

2022 Autumn bookings may be available. Email us to explore.

Submit a Booking Request

Upcoming Events

Event

City

Date

Time

Ages

Status

Poster

HopOn School: Chilliwack Central Chilliwack May 3, 2022 - May 5, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Colwood Colwood May 3, 2022 - May 5, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: South Rutland Kelowna May 3, 2022 - May 5, 2022 8:45 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Gibson Delta May 3, 2022 - May 5, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Happy Valley Victoria May 3, 2022 - May 5, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Christine Morrison Mission May 10, 2022 - May 12, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: St James Vernon May 10, 2022 - May 12, 2022 8:45 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: George Jay Victoria May 10, 2022 - May 12, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Margaret Jenkins Victoria May 10, 2022 - May 12, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Hastings Vancouver May 11, 2022 - May 13, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Harwood Vernon May 17, 2022 - May 19, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Dunsmuir Middle Victoria May 17, 2022 - May 19, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Wishart Colwood May 17, 2022 - May 19, 2022 8:45 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Quilchena (39) Vancouver May 17, 2022 - May 19, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Glenmore Kelowna May 24, 2022 - May 26, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Vedder Middle 1 Chilliwack May 24, 2022 - May 26, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Ridgeview West Vancouver May 24, 2022 - May 26, 2022 8:40 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Chemainus Chemainus May 24, 2022 - May 26, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: L’Ecole Victor Brodeur Victoria May 24, 2022 - May 26, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Maple Bay Duncan May 31, 2022 - Jun 2, 2022 8:20 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Lavington Coldstream May 31, 2022 - Jun 2, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Vedder Middle 2 Chilliwack May 31, 2022 - Jun 2, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Ecole Macaulay Victoria May 31, 2022 - Jun 2, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Lynn Valley North Vancouver May 31, 2022 - Jun 2, 2022 8:45 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Coldstream Coldstream Jun 7, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Lakewood Victoria Jun 7, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Pitt River Middle Port Coquitlam Jun 7, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022 8:45 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Shortreed Aldergrove Jun 7, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Ecole Poirier Sooke Jun 7, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Okanagan Landing Vernon Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 16, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: West Bay West Vancouver Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 16, 2022 8:50 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: James Kennedy Langley Jun 14, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Hillcrest Victoria Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 16, 2022 9:00 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Ecole Quadra Victoria Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 16, 2022 9:15 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: George Pringle Kelowna Jun 21, 2022 - Jun 23, 2022 8:30 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Keating Saanich Jun 21, 2022 - Jun 23, 2022 8:40 Gr 4+ Confirmed
HopOn School: Smiling Creek Coquitlam Jun 21, 2022 - Jun 23, 2022 8:50 Gr 4+ Confirmed

HopOn School: Chilliwack Central

Address: 9435 Young Road

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HopOn School: Colwood

Address: 3000 Wishart Road

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HopOn School: South Rutland

Address: 200 Mallach Road

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HopOn School: Gibson

Address: 11451 90 Avenue

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HopOn School: Happy Valley

Address: 3291 Happy Valley Road

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HopOn School: Christine Morrison

Address: 32611 McRae Avenue

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HopOn School: St James

Address: 2700 28th Avenue

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HopOn School: George Jay

Address: 1118 Princess Avenue

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HopOn School: Margaret Jenkins

Address: 1824 Fairfield Road

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HopOn School: Hastings

Address: 2625 Franklin Street

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HopOn School: Harwood

Address: 4320 20th Street

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HopOn School: Dunsmuir Middle

Address: 3341 Painter Road

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HopOn School: Wishart

Address: 3310 Wishart Rd

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HopOn School: Quilchena (39)

Address: 5300 Maple Street

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HopOn School: Glenmore

Address: 960 Glenmore Drive

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HopOn School: Vedder Middle 1

Address: 45560 S Sumas Road

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HopOn School: Ridgeview

Address: 1250 Mathers Avenue

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HopOn School: Chemainus

Address: 3172 Garner Street

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HopOn School: L'Ecole Victor Brodeur

Address: 637 Head St

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HopOn School: Maple Bay

Address: 1500 Donnay Drive

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HopOn School: Lavington

Address: 9715 School Road

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HopOn School: Vedder Middle 2

Address: 45560 S Sumas Road

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HopOn School: Ecole Macaulay

Address: 1010 Wychbury Avenue

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HopOn School: Lynn Valley

Address: 3207 Institute Rd

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HopOn School: Coldstream

Address: 101014 Kalamalka Lake Road

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HopOn School: Lakewood

Address: 2363 Setchfield Avenue

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HopOn School: Pitt River Middle

Address: 2070 Tyner Street

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HopOn School: Shortreed

Address: 27330 28 Avenue

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HopOn School: Ecole Poirier

Address: 6526 Throup Road

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HopOn School: Okanagan Landing

Address: 7322 Grant Road

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HopOn School: West Bay

Address: 3175 Thompson Place

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HopOn School: James Kennedy

Address: 9060 212 Street

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HopOn School: Hillcrest

Address: 4421 Greentree Terrace

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HopOn School: Ecole Quadra

Address: 3031 Quadra Street

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HopOn School: George Pringle

Address: 3770 Elliot Road

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HopOn School: Keating

Address: 6843 Central Saanich Road

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