Cyclocross (Cycling BC)
This summer, Cycling BC's iRide program and Port Coquitlam Youth Services teamed up to introduce local youth to the exciting and challenging cycling discipline called Cyclocross.
What is Cyclocross?This ever growing sport has been likened to a combination of bicycle racing and Tough Mudder, or as "steeple-chase" on bikes. Cyclocross offers a safe, car-free riding environment where riders challenge their skill and fitness over a 5-8 min lap course over a set time. Each event and course is unique and often includes grass, gravel, single-track, sand, mud and forced dismounts like stairs, barriers and logs.
Cyclocross is fast paced, dynamic and challenging and keeps pace with a riders active brain making it a great option for people of any age.
2017-18 ProgramsStay tuned for more updates through the Fall and look for registration opportunities at www.experienceit.ca . “Cyclocross is one of the rare recreational activities where kids have permission, and are encouraged to get muddy.” Eastman said, “I am excited to expand our cyclocross camps and programs in 2017-2018 and beyond" Click to learn more about the DonkeyCross CX race from Saturday, Sept 16th, 2017 To learn more about iRide's upcoming events, visit cyclingbc.net/iride or try a club at cyclingbc.net/youth
Summer Camp was operated in partnership with Burnaby Velodrome Club, the City of Port Coquitlam, PoCo Youth, Ridge Meadows BMX Track, Velofix, Cycling BC and guest coach Liv-Giant's Walter Sandra.
iRide Mud Camp (Ages 9-11)
Do you like flying down hills, drifting your bike through the mud and ripping it up like a pro? Then try Cycling BC iRide Mud Camp and learn how to tackle challenges on your bike! Includes transportation to the BMX track and velodrome. FREE bike rentals available through iRide.Lions Park
26008 M-F Mar 19-23
iRide Level 4 recommended (link to CyclingBC)
iRide Mud Race Camp (Ages 10-14)
Mastered your mountain bike and cyclocross mud tricks and stunts? Do you want to learn how to race your bike? This camp will push your skills to the next level and prepare you to compete in Cycling BC's Mtn. Bike and Cyclocross kids races. Includes transportation to the BMX track and velodrome. FREE bike rentals available through iRide.
26009 M-Th Mar 26-29
iRide Level 5 recommended (link to CyclingBC)