Group of young riders in a mountain bike clinic for kids at Manly Dam

MTB Fundamentals for Kids


Kids love learning new skills as well as getting outside and being physical, which is why mountain biking has proven to be so popular with kids!

With a sport like mountain biking, the rider's level of skill definitely makes a difference to their fun and satisfaction, the sooner young riders are taught correct basic techniques, the sooner they can start developing new skills and tricks under their own steam. Without this basic toolkit of skills, progress can be very slow and they can soon become frustrated.

Our kids fundamentals clinic is designed to be fun and educational for 7-13 year old children who can already ride, pedal and have basic control of a bike. The aim of the clinic is to teach the correct skills for cornering, braking, descending and climbing by teaching body positioning, braking technique, gear selection and pedalling technique.

The clinic is 3 hours in duration, which we find is the maximum most children can concentrate and ride for. If your child wishes to move on to more advanced skills after this clinic, we suggest private or small group tuition


Manly Dam & surrounds, Sydney, NSW

Clinic Dates:

  • Tuesday 7 July 2020, 9.00am - midday

  • Tuesday 7 July 2020, 1.00 - 4.00pm

  • Friday 10 July 2020, 9.00am - midday (location: St Ives Showground)

  • Friday 17 July 2020, 1.00 - 4.00pm (location: St Ives Showground)

  • Sunday 2 August 2020, 9.00am - midday

What you'll need to bring:

  • Mountain bike - please make sure your bike is mechanically sound and clean. Bike hire option also available ... see below!

  • Bike gear - helmet (Australian Standards AS/NZS 2063 approved), gloves, shoes, sunnies

  • Spares & tools - tube, chain link, multi-tool, mini-pump

  • Water - please make sure you bring with you bottles and/or hydration pack full of water

  • Snacks

What's provided:

  • Small group tuition - there will be a maximum coach to participant ratio of 1:5, ensuring plenty of attention for everyone

  • A fun and challenging three hours on your mountain bike 

Registration Information:

  • Cost for the skills clinic is $60 for sessions held at Manly Dam and $65 for sessions held at St Ives Showground. Please note our refund policy

  • Chocolate Foot is covered by its own Public Liability Insurance. You are responsible for your own Personal Injury Insurance and Ambulance Cover.

  • Final information will be sent by email to all participants in the week prior to the clinic


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