Youth Clubs & Teams

Cycling BC is committed to creating safe and positive experiences for youth across the province.

Cycling BC has two distinct youth program models, youth clubs and youth teams.

Youth Clubs

  • Open to the public
  • Provide 10-16 week programs
  • Youth are in the Learn to Train (pre-growth spurt) and Train to Train (during growth spurt) Long Term Development stage.

Youth Teams

  • Typically by-invitation-only
  • Provide year-round programming
  • Youth are in the Train to Compete (post-growth spurt) Long Term Development stage.

Getting Started

Youth clubs often allow new riders to visit a club practice free of charge and see if it is a good fit. To optimize the experience, we recommend riders exhibit Level 5 skills before visiting with a youth club. To help your child build basic cycling skills, confidence, and a social group in cycling during the FUNdamentals Long Term Development stage, please visit our iRide section to explore school, community, and affiliated programs in your area. Each youth club offers a unique combination of services to best fit the needs of the community. Sessions may focus on either one or multiple cycling disciplines and rental equipment may be available for new riders.

Youth teams are focused on developing life skills through the experience of competing at regional and national events. Riders who graduate from their youth club but are not interested in competitive events can explore our iRide Leadership program and take on a role as an after-school instructor, or pursue recreational cycling through our network of recreational affiliates or mass-participation events.

For more information, please use the table below to contact a club or team in your area.

SafeSport & Coach Excellence Policy

Cycling BC acknowledges and adheres to the British Columbia Universal Code of Conduct (BC UCC). Cycling BC affiliated Clubs and Teams have program leaders who abide by the Coaching Association of Canada’s Responsible Coaching Movement and Cycling BC’s SafeSport & Coach Excellence Policy. Cycling BC requires all youth clubs and teams to have at least 1 NCCP-certified Club or Performance Coach as the Club Head Coach and all leaders attending youth practices to have achieved Club Assistant Coach status. Effective April 1st, 2022, all leaders working with athletes under the age of 19 will require a Cycling BC membership in good standing, a background screening, and ethics training.

Clubs and teams in accordance with this policy are listed as “CERTIFIED” in the tables below.

Zone City Club Status Sport Season
2 Vernon NOCS Trail Ninjas Mtn Bike Spring
3 Mission Phoenix Velo Road Spring, Summer
3 Abbotsford Glenridge Ravens Mtn Bike Spring, Autumn
3 Pitt Meadows Ridge BMX Certified BMX Spring, Summer
4 Surrey Action BMX Certified BMX Spring, Summer
4 Burnaby Burnaby Velodrome Certified Track Year-Round
5 Vancouver Escape Velocity DEVO Certified Road, Mtn Bike, Cyclocross Year Round
5 Squamish Team Squamish Certified Mtn Bike Year-Round
6 Victoria Tripleshot Cycling Certified Road, Mtn Bike, Cyclocross Year-Round
6 Victoria Westshore FastTrack Track Spring, Summer
6 Powell River Adventure MTB Mtn Bike Spring, Summer
6 Cumberland Perserverance MTB Club Certified Mtn Bike Spring, Summer
6 Ride like a Girl Ride like a Girl Certified Mtn Bike Year-Round
6 Campbell River River City Cycle Club Mtn Bike Spring, Summer
Y Whitehorse U Kon Echelon Road Summer
Zone City Club Status Sport Season
2 Vernon SilverStar Race Team Certified Mtn Bike May-August
5 Vancouver TaG Race Team Road Year-Round
5 Squamish Blueprint Athlete Development Certified Mtn Bike Year-Round
5 Whistler Instinct Development Certified Mtn Bike Year-Round
6 Victoria The Cycling Co. Dirt Squad Mtn Bike Year-Round
6 Victoria Nolan Riding Mtn Bike Year-Round
6 Cumberland Trail Bicycles Mtn Bike May-August
6 Cumberland Gravity MTB Mtn Bike Year-Round