Shred Sessions for Kids


Our MTB Shred Sessions are two hour group skills rides 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.

We have three different group rides to cater for everyone!

  • For riders with well developed skills and some trail experience, the group is called the “Pinners”. This group is 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, more difficult lines. Age range for the Pinners group is 10-16 years of age.

  • For riders with novice level skills and little trail experience, the group is called the “Chillers”. This group is 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. Age range for the Chillers group is 7-13 years of age.

  • For girls who wish to ride exclusively with other girls, we offer a Girls Shred Session. This group is open to girls aged 7-13 years of age. 


Each session 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!


These rides have previously filled up quickly, so book now to avoid a disappointed shredder!

Session Dates:


  • Sunday 28 August 2022, 1.30-3.00pm


  • ​We have some bespoke sessions for girls running during Aug/Sept 2022 - contact us for more info


  • Sunday 28 August 2022, 3.15-4.45pm



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, and the tyres are adequately inflated. 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 (if you have them), shoes, sunnies

  • Spare tube to suit your child's bike

  • Water & snacks - to carry with you on the ride


What's provided:

  • Guided ride and instruction by Chocolate Foot's coaches

  • A fun and challenging mountain bike ride 

Registration Information:​

  • Clinic fee: $35 per session (includes GST). Please note our refund policy

  • Places are limited to 6 for each group, each group will only be run with a minimum of 4 riders 

  • Age range for participants is 10-16 years for the pinners group and 7-13 years for the chillers & girls groups (contact us to discuss if your child is older or younger and wishes 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 in the week prior to the session