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group of male and female mountain bike riders

Weekday MTB Skills & Ride

This program is designed for experienced riders seeking to enhance their riding skills, boost their confidence on rough terrain, and ultimately increase their enjoyment of riding. Each week, we will focus on learning or refining a specific skill, followed by practical application on the trail. This structured approach not only helps riders progress but also offers the opportunity to form new friendships with potential riding buddies.

The program is four weeks' duration, with an option to extend for another few weeks as we usually find that everyone wants more!


Manly Dam & surrounds, Sydney, NSW

Clinic Dates:

  • Tuesdays 23, 30 July, 6 & 13 August 2024 (with Tuesdays 20 & 27 Aug as wet weather options plus Wednesdays in Sept as optional additional dates), 7.00-8.30am

What we'll be covering in this program:

  • 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

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

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

  • Clearing obstacles - unweighting and wheel lifts

Is this clinic for me?

  • Ideally you will have attended one of our Fundamentals skills clinics (or similar) and have a good grasp of basic mountain biking skills. You have been mountain biking for a while and are ready to expand your range of skills and ride more challenging trail features. For example, if you find yourself walking small sections of the Manly Dam trail or choosing to take the B-lines, then this program is for you!

  • If you're a mountain biker and keen for a weekly session of challenge, fun, and great camaraderie with other women - then yes!

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, 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, ensuring plenty of attention for everyone

  • A fun and challenging four weeks on your mountain bike 

Registration Information:

  • Clinic fee is $160 (includes GST) for the 4 week program. Please note our refund policy

  • Places are limited to 8 per class; 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

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