About

HopOn is a games-based cycling program that teaches school-aged kids across Canada the joy of cycling safely.

Modeled after Cycling BC’s existing iRide program, the HopOn national grassroots program aims to provide access to cycling across Canada.

HopOn programs will be available in eight provinces and territories starting in 2021.

HopOn is overseen by Cycling Canada and delivered locally by our Provincial and Territorial partner cycling associations.

In School

Three day in-school programs for grades 3-6, running between 45-60 minutes. Teaching basic cycling skills and safety awareness. Bikes & helmets can be provided. Sessions stay within the safety of school grounds.

Community

2-6 week programs in communities across Canada for kids aged 6-16. Teaching basic to intermediate cycling skills, building confidence and connecting youth together through the challenges of cycling.

Coaches

HopOn instructors are trained by the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP), undergo background screening, and subscribe to the Responsible Coaches Movement. HopOn provides coach education nationwide.

What kids learn

Agility

Riding features or in a group. Wheel lifts and hops. Dismounting & remounting at speed. Bumping & buzzing.

Multiple levels

Depending on your region, HopOn programs include 5 different levels, providing kids with the opportunity to learn to ride progressively.

Basic skills

Operational control - like pedaling and braking. Direction control - riding straight, turning safely, dismounting & mounting. Terrain awareness - slow speed with group games.

What's next

We believe that cycling is a journey that unites us all. Kids, parents and school teachers will learn the next steps - how to join a cycling club, the opportunities and pathways to become an Olympian or a lifelong cyclist in our Canadian cycling community.

300,000 Canadian kids cycling

We believe cycling at any level enriches lives & HopOn has the capacity to positively impact 300,000 Canadian kids in the next 10 years.

Provinces

HopOn runs as a standalone program in some provinces and an umbrella program in others. HopOn unifies existing youth cycling programs, shares best practices across the country, and ensures coaches are safe and certified.

Eight provincial and territorial cycling associations will be running programs under the HopOn umbrella starting in 2021. 

British Columbia

Cycling BC

Manitoba

Manitoba Cycling Assoc. 

Quebec

Québec

FQSC

Sask

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Cycling Assc.

Nova Scotia

Bicycle NS

NFLD

PEI

Cycling PEI

Yukon

Cycling Assc. of the Yukon

Ontario

Ontario Cycling Association

Alberta

Alberta Bicycle Association

Ont
Alberta

Coming Soon

NB

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

New Brunswick

It's a lot of fun

I would like to give my utmost appreciation to the iRide program for a fabulous three days of fun bike skills. The instructors were unbelievable, and the kids loved them so much they wanted me to put in a request to have them come back next year!
Brian Wong
Teacher, Renfrew BC
This program engages students in a positive experience that builds cycling skills in a safe, fun learning environment. This program has already received wonderful accolades from our schools with remarkable stories of students thriving with this type of approach!
Lynn Hauptmann
Superintendent, School District #5, BC

Contact Us

HopOn launches 2021

If you’re a school, community or parent looking to bring Hopon into your region, get in touch.

Phone:

Cycling Canada office – ask for Jen, our HopOn coordinator:

(613) 248-1353 x 2616

Email:

hopon@cyclingcanada.ca

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