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Shred Sessions for Kids


New for 2020 is our Shred Sessions! These are a simple 2 hour group skills ride for kids where they can put into practice what they may have learned with us previously, meet other young riders, and go for a safe, supervised ride with Chocolate Foot’s coaches to build skills and confidence on the trail.


For the little kids aged 7-13, there will be 2 differently graded groups per date/ride and group sizes will be limited to 5 per coach to ensure a safe and supportive experience for all participants. The “Chillers” group will be for riders who are confident but who still need to walk some obstacles, who are mostly there for fun, social interaction and to improve on basic MTB skills. The “Pinners” group will be for more confident riders with better than basic MTB skills, who can ride 95% of the easier lines/obstacles and are eager to challenge themselves and try new lines.

For the older kids (aged 13-16), in the July school holidays we're offering a session for intermediate level riders around the Manly Dam trail looking at features along the way.

Each week the route will change but will all be in and around the Manly Dam vicinity. Some weeks might start off with a short skills session or with jumping technique on our custom designed jump ramps!


We expect these to fill up quickly, so book now to avoid a disappointed shredder!

Update 25/6/20: We've added a 'Shred Session for Teens" ride in the school holidays at 2.00pm on 9 & 16 July.

Session Dates:

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

  • Thursday 9 July, 9.00 - 11.00am (Pinners) and 11.15am - 1.15pm (Chillers)

  • Thursday 9 July, 2.00 - 4.00pm - Teenagers

  • Thursday 16 July, 9.00 - 11.00am (Pinners) and 11.15am - 1.15pm (Chillers)

  • Thursday 16 July, 2.00 - 4.00pm - Teenagers

  • Sunday 19 July, 10.00am - midday (concurrent sessions for Chillers & Pinners)

  • Sunday 16 August, 10.00am - midday (concurrent sessions for Chillers & Pinners)

  • Sunday 20 September, 10.00am - midday (concurrent sessions for Chillers & Pinners)



Manly Dam & surrounds, Sydney, NSW

Is this session for my child?

This skills ride is for children 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 our Fundamentals for Kids or Shred School skills clinics 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 your child.


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 

Registration Information:

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

  • Places are limited to 5 for each group, each group will only be run with a minimum of 3 riders 

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

  • Age range for participants is 7-13 yrs for the chillers and pinners (contact us to discuss if your child is older or younger and wishes to attend)

  • Age range for the teens group is 13-16

  • 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


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