Fat Tyre Festival Skills

Head for the Hills is proud to partner with Bike Melrose to deliver group coaching and skills clinics at the Fat Tyre Festival. We have a range of programs on offer to help you hone your skills under the picturesque Mount Remarkable!

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Beginner MTB Skills Clinic

We are offering beginner group coaching sessions with a twist of Melrose at this years Fat Tyre Festival! The beginner clinic will teach participants fundamental bike handling & control skills as well as show you how they are relevant to the local trails that lie under the majestic Mount Remarkable.

Recommended Age:16+ years
Ability:Beginner

Details

Details for the beginner clinic are:

Session Times: Saturday June 12, 9am – 11am
Sunday June 13, 9am – 11am
Recommended Age: 16+ years
Cost: $25 per rider
Start/Finish: Head for the Hills Tent (Main Street)

Example Topics Covered

The beginner clinic is designed for riders with only a limited amount of mountain biking experience. We will cover topics such as:

  • Balance & control skills
  • Correct body position
  • Braking techniques
  • Navigating small obstacles

PLEASE NOTE: Riders must be able to ride on 2 wheels confidently to complete this clinic.

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Intermediate MTB Skills Clinic

Head for the Hills will be running intermediate group coaching sessions with a twist of Melrose at this years Fat Tyre Festival! Learn technical riding skills and see how they are relevant to the local trails that lie under the majestic Mount Remarkable.

Recommended Age:16+ years
Ability:Intermediate

Details

Details for the intermediate clinic are:

Session Times: Saturday June 12, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Sunday June 13, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Recommended Age: 16+ years
Cost: $25 per rider
Start/Finish: Head for the Hills Tent (Main Street)

Example Topics Covered

The intermediate clinic is designed for riders with at least a year of mountain biking experience. We will cover topics such as:

  • Cornering technique
  • Wheel Lifts & Hops
  • Riding Actively
  • Navigating Technical Trails

PLEASE NOTE: Riders must be able to ride on 2 wheels confidently to complete this ride.

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Advanced Ride for Juniors

We want to offer something fun and progressive for the young pinners heading to the Fat Tyre Festival! Our downhill specialist coach, Tyson, is leading a ride around some of the hairier trails, stopping to play and learn on the awesome features.

Recommended Age:12 – 15 years
Ability:Intermediate – Advanced

Details

Details for the Advanced Ride for Juniors are:

Session Time: Saturday June 12, 3pm – 5pm
Recommended Age: 12 – 15 years
Cost: $25 per rider
Start/Finish: Head for the Hills Tent (Main Street)

PLEASE NOTE: We will be heading to the black trails on this one – riders must have be experienced and capable to ride technical trails.

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Kids Skills Clinic

Head for the Hills is offering skills clinics for kids at this years Fat Tyre Festival! We will teach them fundamental riding skills, play fun games, explore the trails and give the folks a break!

Recommended Age:8 – 13 years
Ability:Beginner

Details

Details for the kids skills clinic are:

Session Times: Saturday June 12, 9am – 11am
Sunday June 13, 9am – 11am
Recommended Age: 8 – 13 years
Cost: $25 per rider
Start/Finish: Head for the Hills Tent (Main Street)

PLEASE NOTE: Riders must be able to ride on 2 wheels confidently to complete this clinic.

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