NORTH VANCOUVER'S ONLY BMX SCHOOL
JAMES HUMMELL IN ACTION
James Hummell Bike leadership recognizes the interests and love of riding BMX,
James has lived in North Vancouver for 23 years and for 19 of those he has worked hard to become one of North Vancouver's premiere BMX riders. His focus now rests on giving back to his community that has supported him throughout his life. Giving back to the youth and sharing his passion for this adventure sport has compelled James to develop the first of its kind Bike Leadership Program in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
Recognized by the Youth Centre at Park Gate and the Mayor of North Vancouver James is a venerable leader in the community he loves and calls home.
JHBL provides a safe structured program, which is inclusive for all ages and abilities. We recognize the student’s interest in these sports and have developed several courses aimed at further developing their skills in a safe, supervised, supportive and challenging environment. For those who just want to ride and challenge themselves they have this opportunity and for those who enjoy the competitive aspect of extreme sports, they will also be accommodated. This is a great opportunity for students and their love of action sports and use this to engage, educate them about safety issues (helmet safety etc), develop skills, healthy active lifestyles, promote student and teacher mentoring, encourage respect and consideration for others etc. A great initiative that supports schools “Active and Healthy” programs.
Providing a competitive format encourages and motivates riders to further develop their skills and represent themselves with pride. This is an excellent opportunity for students that may have limited academic/sporting success who are engage in these activities to shine, feel a sense of achievement and gain valuable positive recognition. Given that virtually every family has a bike, skateboard and or scooter and these are used as recreation and transport to from school it is important to encourage their safe use and promote and development rider’s spatial awareness to reduce the chance of injury etc.
The real benefits are also the obvious health implications of getting young people active this is easier if they can do what they enjoy. JHBL is dedicated to Promoting safety, health, social skills, self esteem, individual accomplishment and team work which, can be achieved through sports especially for those that have a passion and love of Adventure Sports..