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MTB Fundamentals for Women

MTB Fundamentals for Women: Welcome

For over a decade, Chocolate Foot have been creating opportunities for women to enjoy mountain biking, learn new skills, meet other female riders, grow their confidence, and have more fun on bikes!

This women-only clinic is aimed at riders who want to learn the fundamental skills of mountain biking, and also those who are looking to improve their technical riding skills, confidence in rough terrain, and ultimately their enjoyment of riding! With a low student to teacher ratio, we ensure plenty of attention and instruction for everyone. The skills and drills we’ll teach will be tailored to ensure everyone gets the most out of

the session.


Please note that E-bike riders are absolutely welcome at this clinic! 


Manly Dam & surrounds, Sydney, NSW

Clinic Dates:

  • Sunday 4 August 2024, 8.30am-12.30pm
    If this date doesn't suit you, then please see MTB Fundamentals for an alternative option.

What we'll be covering in this fundamentals skills clinic:

  • Bike safety & setup - ensuring your bike is mechanically sound, comfortable, and suitably set up for your riding style

  • Body position and weight distribution - understanding the effect of your body position on the bike

  • Balance skills - for control at low speed and in the tight stuff

  • Braking - which brake does what and how to brake for best result

  • Cornering and singletrack technique - learn to rail your favourite singletrack!

  • Ascending & descending - body position, gear selection, line choice

  • Clearing obstacles - unweighting and intro to wheel lifts

Is this clinic for me?

  • You’ll need to have a reasonable amount of bike riding experience

  • You’ll be riding on and off for 4 hours, so you’ll need a moderate level of fitness

  • Are you ready to challenge yourself?

  • Do you own, or plan to own, a mountain bike, either hardtail (front suspension only) or a dual suspension bike?

What you'll need to bring:

  • Mountain bike - please make sure your bike is mechanically sound and clean. As well as the more obvious safety points, your bike must have handlebar end plugs fitted. 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 four hours on your mountain bike 

Optional Bike Hire:

  • Bike Hire may be available for an additional cost of $65. Contact us at the time of booking the clinic to discuss.

Registration Information:

  • Clinic fee is $125 (includes GST). Please note our refund policy

  • Places are limited to 10; minimum age for participants is 14

  • 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

MTB Fundamentals for Women: About Me




Great skills clinic last Sunday - Fi was very knowledgeable, stacks of patience answered all our questions. Can’t believe how quickly you can build confidence with the right instructor.



Had a great time at the skills clinic over the weekend. Am feeling much more confident with my riding and have new skills which I can now put into practice. With Fi's encouragement, I was able to tackle a part of Manly Dam that I wouldn't have even considered before the course. Thank you

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Chocolate Foot’s skills course taught this novice more skills and gave me more confidence than I had thought possible in one day! Fantastic instruction and a great location!

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