Group of mountain bikers having fun on a trail ride

Trail Skills Tune Up


Join us for a guided skills ride around the iconic Manly Dam trail. This ride is all about applying skills to the trail, sessioning fresh challenges, and building confidence.

Some weeks we'll focus on completing a whole lap of the Dam with the emphasis on speed, pedalling and cornering technique, and other weeks we'll take time to master a specific section of the trail. 

Session Dates:

​This is a regular session that will be held on the third Sunday of every month, running from 8.00-10.00am. Note that the sessions are booked individually, there is no obligation to attend them all! Dates below:



Manly Dam & surrounds, Sydney, NSW

Is this session for me?

This skills ride is for riders who are competent in the fundamental skills of mountain biking and wish to tune up their trail riding skills, improve speed, and build confidence. Ideally you will have attended one of our Fundamentals skills clinics (or similar) and have a good grasp of basic mountain biking skills. Our aim is to spend minimal time on revising skills and maximise time on the trail applying skills and refining technique. Please don't hesitate to contact us to see if the session is suitable for you.


What you'll need to bring:

  • Mountain bike - please make sure your bike is mechanically sound and clean

  • Bike gear - helmet, gloves, shoes, sunnies

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

  • Water - to carry with you on the ride

  • Any snacks you may need


What's provided:

  • Guided ride and instruction by qualified skills coaches

  • A fun and challenging two hours on your mountain bike 

  • The opportunity to meet like-minded riding buddies

Registration Information:

  • Each session is $30 per person. Please note our refund policy

  • Places are limited to 8, session will be run with a minimum of 3 participants

  • Bookings close 48 hrs prior to the session - contact us if you wish to join at short notice

  • Minimum age for participants is 18 (contact us to discuss if you are under 18 and wish to attend)

  • 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 to participants by email each Friday prior to the session