Gabriola Bike Club p/b iRide
Hi! I am Janna Rist and this year I am excited to offer a new youth cycling program on Gabriola Island this spring! I am passionate about our community, our trails and riding bikes with people of all ages! Let’s go riding!
Our new program offers a fun, safe and memorable community after-school program available to local participants aged 8-13 with an iRide skill level of 1-3. As recipients of a Cycling BC iRide Development Grant, my team of leaders and I have undergone NCCP-training with Cycling BC to help us utilize both the iRide skills and Sprockids skills curriculum and help your child build confidence, foster friendships and develop beginner and intermediate bicycle skills.
Our sessions plan to stay close to the school, utilizing the grass field, easy green trails and recreational parks to practice skills. In the future, as riders progress through Cycling BC skill ability levels, we would like to create more programs that help young riders experience our amazing local trails.
All sessions are covered by Cycling BC’s insurance policy with Jones Brown.
This learn-to-ride program covers a variety of topics that involve all aspects of riding. Participants will learn riding techniques such as uphill, downhill, tight turns, braking, gearing, and how to properly adjust their bike to fit themselves.
If your child enjoys their iRide Sprockids experience, perhaps we’ll see you one of Cycling BC’s Youth Clubs!
|Dates:||6x Fridays (May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28)|
|Time:||2:45pm – 4:00pm|
|Location:||Gabriola Elementary – 680 N Rd, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3|
|# of Leaders:||2|
|# of Participants:||20|
|Ratio Leaders / Riders:||1:10|
|Cost:||$30 ($15 Cycling BC Mini-Membership required)|
|Participants:||8-13 yr; Level 1-3|
|Head Coach:||Janna Rist|
|Register & Pay:||Register Here – select program from “After-School” dropdown menu|
What Do Riders Need to Bring?
- Water, Snack, Lunch
- Gloves, All-Weather Clothing, Sunscreen
- CSA-Approved Bike helmet
- Urban Hybrid, or Mtn. Bike or Cyclocross Bicycle