Mountain Bike 101

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5 Hour Course / $125

If you've done some riding, have a mountain bike and a looking to progress then this is probably for you.

We are able to offer a flexible approach and the MTB101 course's run with small groups of 2-3 riders.

The benefit's of small groups for riders and instructor are that sessions can be tailored to exactly the areas of your riding you are looking to develop.

On our Mountain Bike 101 course we head out on the trails at Red Hill and during the ride incorporate the essential skills. Generally we cover bike set up / Position & Balance (climbing technical trails efficiently & descending safely) / Operation of Control's (braking / gears and cadence) / Terrain Awareness (Improving the 'flow' of the ride) plus individual skills such as basic wheel lifts / bunny hop / roll downs / slow speed riding techniques. We also utilise (but don't rely on!) some video coaching and playback.

The rides are a manageable pace and also provide a great introduction the trail network at Red Hill.

Our approach is thorough but also relaxed and fun. These courses are perfect for developing confidence, setting up your bike and improving your technique and bike control allowing you to go on and ride more technical terrain on your own. The skills and knowledge acquired will always remain with you and provide a good basis for progression later on.

We incorporate lots of extra information on bike set up, equipment, riding destinations and safety.

Course Includes:

  • Meet and Greet
  • Safety Briefing
  • Bike and Equipment Check
  • Efficient climbing & controlled descending on technical terrain
  • Developing flow and technique
  • Introducing wheel lifts, basic hops and slow speed control
  • Wrap up

You must bring

  • Helmet - Australian Approved / Correct fit
  • Bike - Minimum front suspension / off road tyres.
    Recently serviced in safe and good working condition.
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Suitable comfortable cycling or outdoor clothing
  • Water carrier and bottle

You should bring

  • Full finger gloves
  • Cycling shorts and jersey
  • Hydration pack
  • Snacks

We supply

  • Qualified Instructor
  • Mechanical support
  • First Aid Kit

Max Group Size: 4 People