Pizza Cats Cycling Academy welcomes riders 10-14 years old* ready to have fun developing the skills and confidence to navigate blue and black-rated mountain bike trails.

Now in its 2nd season, the program is led by Cycling BC’s Head of Coach Development, Ben Chaddock, and aims to create more youth cycling opportunities in the Lower Mainland. Our instructor team includes Cycling BC Club-Assistant coaches focusing on mountain biking.

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). Mountain bikes must include disc brakes and front suspension (at minimum); gloves are also required; knee pads are recommended.

*Participants who turn 10 during this calendar year and are skilled and fit enough to keep up with the older riders may participate in the club. Anyone may register for a FREE ‘test ride’ and try a practice; however, parents are encouraged to participate during such test rides.

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

  • April
    • 4x Mondays @ Burnaby Mtn.
    • 4x Tuesdays @ Burnaby Mtn. (previously scheduled for Bert Flinn)
  • May
    • 4x Mondays @ Burnaby Mtn. (previously scheduled for Bert Flinn)
  • June
    • 4x Mondays @ Burnaby Mtn.
  • Sept-Oct
    • 7x Tuesdays @ Burnaby Mtn (registration open June 15)
    • 7x Thursdays @ Maple Ridge (registration open June 15)

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.e

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.