Introductory Mountain Bike Skills Program
Get started on your MTB riding adventure! A fundamental skills course that focuses on beginner techniques for easy (green and blue) types of trails. This program covers: Fundamental riding skills for ages 8 and up.
Tolosa MTB Park
More about the program...
Introductory Mountain Bike Skills Program - *Half Day 9am-12.30pm*
A fundamental program that focuses on foundational riding techniques that can be used on Beginner (green) trails. The program covers everything to get you started riding mountain bike trails. Kids will get the chance to practice their newly learnt skills with part of the program spent riding on cross country trails in the park. Ages 8 up.
LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS ONLY (10 MINIMUM).
What to bring on the day...
Water bottle (or have a 'Camelbak' style backpack), snacks for breaks and a packed lunch. Clothes that can get dirty, approved helmet, a bike that can go off road in good mechanical order. Your child must be able to carry water during riding - it is strongly advisable for your child’s bike to be fitted with a bottle cage to the 'lower' tube NOT mounted to the handlebars.
We recommend participants take out a membership with AusCycling prior to participating in this program. A membership provides accident insurance and is a great way of supporting the sport of Mountain Biking in Australia. Please visit https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership
IMPORTANT INFORMATION…PLEASE READ PRIOR TO BOOKING>>>
This program involves riding on mountain bike trails that often involve uphill sections. Some riders may find the hills challenging for their fitness. It is important that children ride their bikes in the lead up to this program to build their fitness.
Riders are required to have mountain bike with at least front suspension, sized correctly, with a front and back brake (no pedal brakes are allowed!!). Bike will need a bottle cage fitted to the ‘lower’ tube (not mounted to the handlebars). Bikes must be in good mechanical order. An approved helmet is required (gloves recommended).
Parents need to remain contactable throughout the program. You may be required to collect your child:
• If their bike fails and can’t be quickly fixed
• If they fall off and is not able to continue
• is not behaving or will not listen to the coach
• isn’t comfortable riding their bike on the designated trails
• isn’t able to keep up with the group
The minimum number of participants for this program is 10. If the program does not reach the minimum numbers within 1 week, the program may be cancelled and all participants will be refunded.
In the event of an extreme weather forecast such as high wind alert, bush fire risk, extreme heat, thunderstorms or torrential rain, the program may be rescheduled.