iRide Sprockids @ Abbotsford
A fun, safe and memorable community after-school Mountain Bike program available to local participants aged 10-14 with an iRide skill level of 4 and 5. This program works in harmony with coaches from the Phoenix Velo Youth Cycling Club to help kids access more local mountain biking opportunities. The program will use the iRide skills curriculum and the Sprockids skills curriculum to help your child build their confidence, foster friendships with their peers and develop intermediate and advanced bicycle skills.
This program builds on the legacy of Doug Detwiller’s Sprockids curriculum to connect kids in your community with certified NCCP coaches trained to work with young people through Cycling BC’s iRide program. All sessions are covered by Cycling BC’s insurance policy with Marsh Canada.
This 8-week 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.
|Dates:||March 26, April 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 28 (8x Mondays)|
|Time:||3:30pm – 5:00pm|
|Location:||Glenridge Acres MTB Network- 7585 Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford British Columbia V4X 2B4|
|# of Leaders:||3|
|# of Participants:||24|
|Ratio Leaders / Riders:||1:8|
|Participants Ability:||Age 10-14; Level 4-5|
|iRide Sprockids Leader:||Mike Rauch|
What Riders Need to Bring:
- Water, Snack,
- Gloves, All-weather clothing (we ride rain or shine)
- CSA-Approved Bike helmet
- A properly functioning mountain bike (with front and rear brakes), that has recently been inspected by a local bicycle shop
- Spare tube, bike tool
What Does Each Session Look Like?
Each of our 8 sessions will include approximately 30 minutes skills and drills and a 60-minute group ride (practicing skills learned), in the Glenridge Acres trail network. The private trail network is designed and owned by the lead instructor, Mike Rauch. The network includes 6km of forested single-track averaging 1 M wide, including beginner to intermediate trails, bridges, logs, roots. There are some steeper climbs and descents that the instructors will only use if and when their riders are ready. Instructors will split the participants into skill ability based groups. Riders entering this program must be able to confidently navigate a dirt path 65 cm wide, climb and descend moderate slopes, pedal out of the saddle, operate front and rear brakes independently, equivalent to iRide Level 4 and 5.