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Rocks and Rolls

Demystifying Manly Dam: Welcome

Sydney has some of the most unique and technically demanding riding in the world, with rock, rock and more rock! If you’re not confident to get your wheels up and down the countless sandstone ledges, roll downs and steps, you’re probably not having a whole load of fun. If you find yourself walking small sections of the Manly Dam trail or choosing to take the B-lines, then this clinic is for you!


In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills you need to rule the rocks and rolls, giving your riding more flow and control, using less effort and enjoying the technical challenging parts of the trails much more! After reinforcing our fundamental skills, we’ll work up to more advanced skills and session them on progressively more difficult trail features.


​This workshop is also perfect for anyone who's completed our Fundamentals skills clinic and, after spending some time refining the skills learnt on that clinic, is now ready to expand their range of skills and ride more challenging trail features.


Manly Dam & surrounds, Sydney, NSW

Clinic Dates:​​​​

  • Saturday 29 June 2024, 8.30-11.30am

  • Sunday 25 August 2024, 8.30-11.30am

What we'll be covering in the workshop:

  • This workshop is for riders with solid fundamental skills and experience in trail riding. It's aimed at riders wanting to improve their skills on rocky terrain

  • Bike safety & set up check

  • Skills assessment

  • Trail ride around Manly Dam and surrounding trails with skills instruction along the way

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 gear - helmet (Australian Standards AS/NZS 2063 approved), gloves, shoes, sunnies. Elbow & knee pads are optional, but recommended.

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

  • Water - to carry with you on the ride

  • Any snacks you may need

What's provided:

  • Instruction by Chocolate Foot's skills coaches

  • A fun and challenging three hours on your mountain bike 

Registration Information:​

  • Clinic Fee: $100 (includes GST). Please note our refund policy

  • Places are limited to 8; 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

Demystifying Manly Dam: About Me


Female mountain biker riding down a rocky trail


Big thanks to Fi and Joe at Chocolate Foot for the excellent skills session. I did the Rocks and Rolls clinic and it was the perfect mix of skills development, technique practice and all round good fun. I conquered new lines that would have remained a pipe dream without their support. This clinic has definitely cranked up the fun factor!

man riding e-mountain bike


Went back again to Manly Dam, it was like I was riding a different trail. Did most of the A lines and really had a ball. Thanks for the lesson, it made a difference. 

Male mountain biker riding rocky trail


We had a brilliant 3 hours with Fi and Joe yesterday on their ‘Rocks and Rolls’ clinic.
We sessioned the tricky bits  and everyone made heaps of progress and rode stuff that they hadn’t ridden before.
Fi and Joe are a great team - skilled riders, great teachers and supportive/assertive as required.
I’m definitely a much better and more confident rider now than I was before the session.
Excellent fun, heartily recommended. 

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