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 at various venues both north and south of the city, such as Cobbler Creek Recreation Park, Craigburn Farm Shared-Use Trails and O’Halloran Hill 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

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

After School Skills for Girls

Register Now for the Summer Program

Registrations close one week before the programs start date

We are currently taking registrations for the After School Mountain Bike Skills Summer Program. The program will be available at three locations:

  • Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
  • Craigburn Farm Shared Use Trails
  • O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park

Program Information

The After School MTB Skills program generally runs for 18 weeks over the Summer (Term 4 & 1) and Winter (Term 2 & 3) seasons. 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

Key Details & Registration

Please select a venue:

Cobbler Creek

Ages: 10 – 14 years
Program Length: 18 weekly sessions (No sessions during school holidays)
Session Duration: 1.5 hours
Time: 4:45pm – 6:15pm
Dates: Wednesday Afternoons from October 13
Venue: Cobbler Creek Recreation Park (map)
Cost: $398
Booking Deposit: $50 *
Bike & Helmet Hire Option: $15 per session

* Booking deposit is non-refundable.

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Craigburn Farm

Ages: 10 – 14 years
Program Length: 18 weekly sessions (No sessions during school holidays)
Session Duration: 1.5 hours
Time: 4:45pm – 6:15pm
Dates: Tuesday Afternoons from October 12
or
Thursday Afternoons from October 14
Venue: Craigburn Farm Trails, Sturt Gorge Recreation Park (map)
Cost: $398
Booking Deposit: $50 *
Bike & Helmet Hire Option: $15 per session

* Booking deposit is non-refundable.

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O’Halloran Hill

Ages: 10 – 14 years
Program Length: 18 weekly sessions (No sessions during school holidays)
Session Duration: 1.5 hours
Time: 4:45pm – 6:15pm
Dates: Wednesday Afternoons from October 13
Venue: O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park (map)
Cost: $398
Booking Deposit: $50 *
Bike & Helmet Hire Option: $15 per session

* Booking deposit is non-refundable.

Register Now – O’Halloran Hill

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A young mountain biker rolling over some rocks

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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