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Bikes & Bytes (Nelson) (Girls)


Aug. 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - Aug. 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

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Bikes & Bytes (Nelson) p/b Kootenay Mountain Biking and Traction on Demand – (Girls only) (12 spots)

The best of both worlds! This biking & coding camp offers a fun, safe, educational and exciting introduction to computer coding and multi-discipline biking. This summer learn how to create your own website, program a robot, and edit a movie you filmed during your iRide bike sessions.

Each day includes 3hrs of coding projects and 3hrs of cycling. A mountain bike in good working order is required.  Computers are provided. Learn basic coding skills and pattern new mountain biking skills! Transport to cycling venues to arranged by Kootenay Mountain Biking.

Open to ages 10-13, iRide Level 4-5, girls only (register for boys camp here). All sessions are covered by Cycling BC’s insurance policy with Jones Brown.

This camp will include photograph and video collection to help participants create their own website and video content. A summary video of the week may also be published by ToD and Cycling BC and circulated amongst participants for their enjoyment. This summary video may also be used for 2019 camp advertising.

Event Details:

Dates: August 12th – 16th, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Drop-off / Pickup: 86 Baker Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4G9 (Suite #3)
# of Leaders: 2
# of Participants: 12
Ratio Leaders / Riders: 1:6
Participants Ability: Level 4-5
Cost: $300.00
Head Coach: Natasha Lockey
Registration: STEP 1 – REGISTER & PAY – select program from “Camps” dropdown menu

For questions or registration difficulties, please contact Ben Chaddock via email: iride@cyclingbc.net.

What Do Riders Need to Bring?

  • Water, Snack,
  • Gloves, All-weather clothing
  • A CSA-approved helmet
  • A Mountain bike that is appropriate for green trails

Cycling Activities:

  • Mon –   TBA
  • Tue –     TBA
  • Wed–     TBA
  • Thu –     TBA
  • Fri  –      TBA

Traction on Demand Activities:

  • Mon –    HTML
  • Tue –     CSS
  • Wed –   Video Editing
  • Thu –    Scratch
  • Fri  –     Publishing + Class Presentations


A partnership with Kootenay Mountain Biking, Traction on Demand and Cycling BC iRide

A special thank you to the Kootenay Career Development Society (KCDS) for their generous donation of office space for the camp.


Who is Traction on Demand?

As Traction on Demand’s community engagement program, Traction for Good (T4G)’s purpose is to strengthen the connection people, causes and community. We accomplish this by focusing on four key pillars: Increasing the capacity of nonprofits with Salesforce service grants and industry expertise; inspiring Tractionites to give their time, talent or treasure to causes that are close to their hearts; growing social business; and empowering kids to code, learn and explore with classes, camps and outdoor experiences. Learn more about TOD here.

Who is Kootenay Mountain Biking?

A partnership between BettyGoHard and Cycleye, Kootenay Mountain Biking provides NCCP-trained and PMBI-certified coaches/instructors to help you learn new skills and enjoy your outdoor cycling experience. In harmony with Cycling BC’s youth development programs since 2015, Kootenay Mountain Biking coaches have undergone NCCP training and delivered both iRide in-school and community programs. This special camp in Nelson will be coached by Kootenay Mountain Biking staff. Learn more about KMB here.