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 based in mountain bike parks around the Mitcham area and are designed for kids aged 10 to 14. 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 in front of a lake

Outdoors, engaged and learning!

Register Now for Term 1 2020

We are currently taking registrations for the After School Mountain Bike Skills Program in Term 1, 2020. You can register your interest below. The cost per rider is $219 and a non-refundable $50 deposit* will be taken upon registration.

Program Information

The After School MTB Skills program runs each term for approximately 8 weeks depending on term length. Sessions are held on Thursday afternoons and 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 1 2020 Program

Ages: 10 - 14 years
Session Duration: 1.5 hours (9 sessions total)
Dates: Thursday Afternoons starting February 6
Time: 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Cost: $219
Registration Deposit: $50
Bike & Helmet Hire Option: $119 for the entire program or $20 per session
Delivery Locations:
  • Craigburn Farm Trails, Sturt Gorge RP (map)

* 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 1, 2020 program.

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We will email all applicants closer to the closing date with any updated information including session times. 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.

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