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Women's Weekday MTB Skills

 
 

This four week program is aimed at novice female riders who want to learn the fundamental skills of mountain biking, and also those who may be more experienced but are looking to improve their riding skills, confidence in rough terrain, and ultimately their enjoyment of riding! Each week we'll learn a new skill then head out on to the trail to put it into practice. This structured program gives riders the opportunity to progress their riding with the added bonus of forming friendships with potential new riding buddies.

Location:

Manly Dam & surrounds, Sydney, NSW

Clinic Dates:

  • Wednesdays, 9.30-11.00am - next dates TBC, please send us an expression of interest if you are keen to attend this program.

What we'll be covering in this fundamentals skills clinic:

  • 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 for best result

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

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

  • Clearing obstacles - unweighting and intro to wheel lifts

Is this clinic for me?

  • You’ll need to have a reasonable amount of bike riding experience - but if you've never ridden off road, that's fine.

  • Are you keen for a weekly session of challenge, fun, and great camaraderie with other women?

  • Do you own, or plan to own, a mountain bike, either hardtail (front suspension only) or a dual suspension bike?

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 hire option also available ... see below!

  • Bike gear - helmet (Australian Standards AS/NZS 2063 approved), gloves, shoes, sunnies

  • 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 - there will be a maximum coach to participant ratio of 1:6, ensuring plenty of attention for everyone

  • A fun and challenging four weeks on your mountain bike 

Optional Bike Hire:

  • Bike Hire may be available for an additional cost. Contact us to discuss.

Registration Information:

  • Clinic fee is $120 (includes GST). Please note our refund policy

  • Places are limited to 6; 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