mountain bike leadership skills

Learn how to teach safe mountain biking skills to youth.

The all-day program begins with a classroom presentation outlining program goals and general approaches to teaching youth on bikes.  The outdoor session will model simple games and skill exercises on a school field, followed by riding at the Hope Bike Park and adjacent trails.  Doug will identify “teachable moments” on the trails and in the Bike Park.

Course materials include a 500-page binder teaching over 50 individual skills, organized into a graduated teaching program.  Additional lesson plans enable teachers to tie biking to multiple curriculum themes such as math, science, art and writing.

Who Should Take This Course?

Anyone who leads youth in the outdoors, and teachers who would like to get their class more physically active in nature.


$250 per person
Online registration is now closed. Call us on Friday, April 24th for last minute registration or questions – 604-869-1274.

Price includes a 500-page binder and booklets teaching over 50 individual skills and lesson plans geared to provincial school curriculum.


Participants must be 18 or older, have previous bike riding experience, and have moderate physical stamina.


8:30 AM – Meet at Hope Secondary School.
Brief introduction to “Sprockids” and the goals of the day.

Biking skills taught on a school field and on trails around Hope.

Noon – One-hour break for lunch.

3:00 PM – Program ends.

Map to Hope Secondary School


Hope Secondary School
444 Stuart Street
Hope, BC
V0X 1L0

Map to Hope Secondary School


Participants must arrange their own transportation.

Participants will need their own vehicles to get to Hope and use their own bike while participating in the course.


  • A functioning bike to ride.  Must have multiple gears, brakes.
  • Clothing for all weather.
  • Snacks and water.


Liability Release Form

Everyone age 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions.

Everyone age 18 & under must have an informed consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Please contact us if you need this form prior to arrival at this program.


If a registration is cancelled 7 days or more before a program starts, HMCOL will refund the program fee and equipment rental fees (as applicable) minus an administrative cost of $20 per person. Program and equipment rental fees will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 7 days before the start of a program. A program may be cancelled at the discretion of HMCOL. If a program is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of program and equipment fees.


Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program.

Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants.

While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave your pet at home.