For the fifth year in a row, Cycling BC with its iRide youth cycling program has been named as the official community partner of the RBC GranFondo Whistler. Through the 2018 RBC GranFondo Whistler, riders were given the opportunity to donate to Cycling BC in support of growing youth participation in cycling and inspiring kids to live healthy lives. The RBC Foundation then matches RBC GranFondo Whistler rider donations up to $25,000 towards Cycling BC and iRide.
Cycling BC’s iRide Program teaches cycling skills and safety awareness to school-aged kids to inspire young riders to take an interest and ignite a passion for cycling. iRide offers 3-day in-school programs, after-school programs, field trips to local cycling facilities, and cycling camps. NCCP qualified (National Coaches Certification Program) instructors run the program and fleets of bicycles and helmets are made available to the children who need them.
The continuing support of RBC and the RBC GranFondo Whistler, along with other existing supporters and sponsors, allows Cycling BC to sustain and deliver iRide School and Community programs to kids along the Sea-to-Sky corridor (Vancouver, Squamish, and Whistler) and other communities across the province. So far in 2018, iRide has seen nearly 10,000 participants.
Cycling BC would like to thank RBC, the RBC GranFondo Whistler and all of our donors for investing in youth cycling.
Registration for the 2019 RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 7th, its 10th year anniversary, is already open. Register early and save.
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