|Level||Minimum Ability||Available Programs||Typical Age|
|0||New to Biking||Free Expo||3 - 8 yrs|
|1||Ride a 2-wheel bike; 60 pedal strokes without stopping||In-School||4 - 9 yrs.|
|2||Start & stop quickly; Stand & coast; Tap head while riding||In-School||5 - 10 yrs.|
|3||Turn quickly; Look behind while riding straight; Roll off sidewalk curb||Community||7 - 11 yrs.|
|4||Lift front wheel; Use gears for changing terrain; Ready for 45-minute exercise||Field Trips||8 - 12 yrs.|
|5||Stop'n Go without foot tap; Can ride small ramps & bridges; Ready for 60-minute exercise||Academy, Youth Club||9 - 15 yrs.|
|6+||Stop'n with 1 hand on head; Ride beside a partner; Ready for 75-minute exericse||All of the above||9 - 19 yrs.|
In-school sessions are designed for participants who can ride a 2-wheel bicycle. However, all students are welcome to participate in iRide school programs and will receive guidance from our coaches. Students who cannot ride a bike will be primarily supervised by their school teacher with assistance from the iRide coaches, given the capacity of the program. These students often join the rest of their class during the 3-day program, helping ensure that all students gain a memorable experience.
In-school participants often achieve a skill level of 2-4 by the end of the three day program. Participants who wish to continue their cycling can join local community programs (after-school or summer camps) or jump to a local club. Our community programs are best suited to riders of ability levels 3-5, and our youth clubs are designed for levels 5+.