Pizza Cats Cycling Academy is designed to help new cyclists build intermediate skills and confidence, and create opportunities for coaches in-training.

We offer 2 distinct programs:

  • 4-8 week Mountain Bike Programs for 10-14 years olds* wishing to learn to ride blue and black-rated terrain.
  • 4-10 week Road Endurance Training for participants +15 years old interested in developing aerobic capacity in a group setting.

Programs are facilitated in the Lower Mainland area by NCCP Master Coach Developer, Ben Chaddock and his team of Cycling BC Club-Assistant coaches.

Mountain bike participants need to provide their own bike with disc brakes and front suspension (at minimum). Gloves are also required and knee pads are recommended. Mountain bike participants should be comfortable lifting the front wheel, pedalling and braking simultaneously, and can stop and go on a steep hill (equivalent to Cycling BC Level 5-6).

  • Practices for level 5 riders will stay on flatter terrain and focus on mastering green trails and building confidence on blue trails.
  • Practices for level 6 riders include pedalling uphill and are designed to master blue-rated trails and build confidence on select black-rated features.

Road bike participants should be comfortable riding on open roads and in a group environment (equivalent to Cycling BC Level 6+).

*Participants who turn 10 during this calendar year and are skilled and fit enough to keep up with the older riders should contact us before trying to register. Anyone may register for a complimentary ‘Meet’n Greet’ session to see if our program is a good fit; however, parents of U14 riders must participate during such test rides. If you are interested in joining us for a Meet’n Greet, please contact us using the form below.

Please select a program below that meets your interests, needs, and availability. For any questions, send a message using the form below, and we can arrange a phone call before registering.

  • Level 5
    • 6x Monday MTB @ Burnaby Mtn (April 8 – May 13, 2024)
    • 5x Monday MTB @ Burnaby Mtn. (May 27 – June 24, 2024)
  • Level 6
    • 6x Tuesday MTB @ Burnaby Mtn. (April 9 – May 14, 2024)
    • 5x Tuesday MTB @ Burnaby Mtn. (May 28 – June 25, 2024)

As a parent, seeing my son find an activity that he is good at and loves is very rewarding.  Keeping active is a lifelong habit, and he now invites his friends on bike rides and helped start his school’s mountain biking club.

Shawn Lam – 2022 Parent Chaperone (READ ARTICLE)

To keep you cool this spring season, consider adding our 3/4 sleeve cycling jersey, with zip pocket, to registration or anytime in our standalone store. Choose from 2 fresh colours. Designed by club member 001, Enric McAlpine.