Let's Get Ready to iRide!
To register your child, please create a free account and SIGN THE ONLINE WAIVER. This system helps us ensure the safety of your child. Alternatively, if you requested a special paper waiver, please return the completed form to the school no later than 7 days before iRide’s 1st session.
- Participation Permission/Liability Release (REQUIRED)
- Photo Consent (Optional)
- Students without consent will wear a pinny during iRide to ensure their photo is not published.
- Newsletter Sign-Up (Optional)
- Find the next iRide event near your family: cyclingbc.net/iridemybike
- Help your child take their cycling to the highest level they desire: cyclingbc.net/youth
- Start your own cycling group for your child: Explore
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Preparing For iRide:
If your child is using their own bicycle, we encourage you and your child to:
- Check the bike fit. Children should be able to stand over the top tube of their bike with feet flat on the ground.
- Check the brakes, tyre pressure and all critical bolts.
- Check the helmet fit. Adjust the straps so you can slide 2 of fingers under the chin when it is on and the ratchet is tightened. Remember the helmet goes across the forehead and is not tilted back on the head.
At the discretion of each school’s policy, students usually are asked to bring their bikes to a space assigned to their respective class on the morning of their first day of iRide. This space is either:
- Locked at the bicycle racks.
- Placed indoors in either the gymnasium or the multi-purpose room.
- Students should not bring their bicycle into their classroom.
- iRide Summer Camps offer secure storage of bicycles over the course of the 5-day event
To help build confidence prior to iRide, here are some helpful tips for you and your family. Tips
- If your child is a new rider, ideally they should be able to put both of their feet on the ground while seated on their bike. Start your child with “striding”, using both feet flat on the ground while seated, to propel them in a straight line. Once they can coast in a straight line for 10 seconds, advance them to pedaling. This will build balance awareness and the ability to stay upright when they stop.
- If your child can already ride, plan a family bike ride around the neighborhood on safe streets or sidewalks to get their cycling legs back in action.
- If you normally to drive your child to school, call around and see if your child can ride to school with a friend who lives close to the school, providing an opportunity to store the bike at the friend’s house overnight.
Please send your child to school with the below items:
- Completed permission form.
- Closed-toed shoes.
- Appropriate clothing (including gloves and long jacket/pants) – iRide runs rain or shine
- Bicycle & helmet in good repair (if appropriate)