Mountain Bike Skills

 

BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER (Fundamental Skills)

Sydney Bike Skills BEGINNER mountain bike skills programs are designed to teach you the fundamental skills required to enable you to start mountain biking on a fire trail or a single track. We aim to improve your confidence as well as your skill level in this fast growing adrenalin fuelled sport.

A sample of the types of skills covered in the 4 hour BEGINNER course is provided below:

Four Hour Beginner Mountain Bike Skills Course

  • Helmet check and bike safety inspectionBrigitta
  • Correct riding position-the attack position
  • Controlled braking including emergency braking
  • Riding around small obstacles
  • Slow riding and balance
  • Cornering and flat turns
  • Getting over small obstacles like roots and branches
  • Correct gear selection
  • Ascending and descending hills
  • Roll overs and wheel lifts
  • Ratchet
  • Line selection
  • Short training ride to put new skills into practice
  • Tips on cleaning and maintaining your bike

Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. All participants require a fully functioning mountain bike with knobby tyres (not slicks) and helmet. Front suspension on the bike is recommended. Gloves and sunglasses are also recommended. If you don’t have a bike, Sydney Bike Skills can assist you to rent one. Please make sure that you bring water, your lunch and sunscreen.

The course is limited to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure that everyone gets lots of individual attention. The ratio of coaches to participants is small,usually 1:5. All Sydney Bike Skills coaches are level 1 or 2 Mountain Bike Australia accredited coaches.

One on one lessons are also available. A 2 hour lesson costs $200. A 2 hour lesson with 2 participants costs $295 in total. A 2 hour lesson with 3 participants costs $395 in total. Gift vouchers are available. Please see testimonial below.

''In Feb 2015 I decided to do the Desert Knight Mountain Bike Tour, which takes place in the  /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in Namibia in September every year. This unique adventure consists of five days of cycling covering 280 kilometres and a day of paddling along the Orange River. A key feature of Desert Knights is that much of the cycling takes place in the late afternoon and into the setting sun and rising full moon, set in spectacular landscape.

I had never  ridden a mountain bike before!  I had my first ‘lesson’ with Lisa in February and continued training with Lisa every week, until September.  Lisa was outstanding – she prepared me in every way for the tour – she taught me technically how to handle mountain-bike terrain and mentored me on diet and fitness. For me, it was a wonderful achievement and a lot of fun, and I can only say I would never have done it without Lisa’s technical expertise, knowledge and mentorship.'' Clare Stirzaker 2016

All participants are required to complete a registration form before the course commences. 

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INTERMEDIATE

Sydney Bike Skills INTERMEDIATE mountain bike skills programs are designed to consolidate your basic skills so that you can move your mountain biking up to the next level. In addition to refining the basic skills; track stands, manuals, bunny hops, and negotiating a skinny are introduced.

A sample of the types of skills covered in the 4 hour INTERMEDIATE course is provided below:

Four Hour Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills Course

  • Skills clinicHelmet check and fit
  • Bike safety inspection
  • Line selection
  • Berms and flat turns
  • Technical ascending
  • Technical descending
  • Manuals and wheelies
  • Rear wheel lift
  • Track stands
  • Learning how to pump 
  • Negotiating a skinny
  • Bunny hops and mono hops
  • Roll downs 
  • Short training ride to put new skills into practice
  • Tips on cleaning and maintaining your bike

Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. All participants require a fully functioning mountain bike with knobby tyres (not slicks) and helmet. Front suspension on the bike is essential. Gloves and sunglasses are highly recommended. If you don’t have a bike, Sydney Bike Skills can assist you to rent one. Please make sure that you bring water, your lunch and sunscreen.

The course is limited to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure that everyone gets lots of individual attention.The ratio of coaches to participants is small,usually 1:5. All Sydney Bike Skills coaches are level 1 or 2 Mountain Bike Australia accredited coaches.

One on one lessons are also available. A 2 hour lesson costs $200. A 2 hour lesson with 2 participants costs $295 in total. A 2 hour lesson with 3 participants costs $395 in total. Gift vouchers are available. 

All participants are required to complete a registration form before the course commences.

Download Registration Forms

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