After School Skills

Head for the Hills runs after school mountain bike skills programs for kids wanting to try mountain biking as well as those looking to develop their skills. Lessons are designed for kids aged 10 to 14 and offered South of the city, on the Craigburn Farm Shared-Use Trails, and North at Cobbler Creek Recreation Park. There are no pre-requisites for participants and the program is perfect for beginners, so long as they can ride confidently on two wheels.

A group of young mountain bikers and their coach on a trail

Learning new skills on the trails!

We also have a slightly modified version of the After School Skills program, just for the girls! Click here for more info.

Register Now for Term 2

Registrations close one week before the programs start date

We are currently taking registrations for the After School Mountain Bike Skills Program in Term 2, 2021. You can register below.

We are offering the program at two locations, Cobbler Creek Recreation Park (North) and Craigburn Farm Shared Use Trails (South). The Northern program will run on Wednesday afternoons while there two Southern options, running on either Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.

Program Information

The After School MTB Skills program runs each term for approximately 7 – 9 weeks depending on term length. Groups will be arranged according to age, experience and skill level. The program focuses on the key skills of mountain biking and will develop the students:

  • Bike handling and balance
  • Control and trail reading
  • Technique (discipline independent)

Students will also learn about the non-practical aspects of mountain biking, including:

  • Trail etiquette for shared-use networks
  • Risk assessment and management skills
  • Knowledge of participation opportunities
A group of young mountain bikers in a slow race

Balance skills learned at slow speed enhance control & accuracy on faster trails

Key Details – Term 2 Program

Ages: 10 – 14 years
Program Length: 8 weekly sessions
Session Duration: 1.5 hours
Time: 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Dates (North): Wednesday Afternoons from April 28
Dates (South): Tuesday Afternoons from April 27
or
Thursday Afternoons from April 29
Venue (North): Cobbler Creek RP (map)
Venue (South): Craigburn Farm Trails, Sturt Gorge RP (map)
Cost: $192
Booking Deposit: $50 *
Bike & Helmet Hire Option: $15 per sessionN/A

* Booking deposit is non-refundable.

A young mountain biker rolling over some rocks

Letting the bike move over obstacles keeps wheels on the ground and gives you control

Register Now

We are now taking registrations for the Term 2 program.

North Program (Cobbler Creek)

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South Program (Craigburn Farm)

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We will email all applicants closer to the starting date with any updated information. Final groups may not be confirmed until after the initial session as we may need to asses ability level and make adjustments to ensure the best outcome and learning environment for all participants.

After School MTB Skills for Girls

a young girl riding a mountain bike over rocks

We have developed a slightly modified version of the After School Skills program, just for the girls! Click “More Info” for all the info and to book.

Age:10 to 14 (approx)
Ability:Beginner – Intermediate

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