Head for the Hills is offering a mountain bike skills program for students who are home schooled. These lessons are designed for kids aged 8 to 13 and will be delivered at the Craigburn Farm Shared-Use Trails. 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

Program Information

The program will run weekly on Thursday afternoons for 5 weeks commencing 17 June. 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

To each session, we recommend you bring:

  • Your bike & helmet in good working order (bike & helmet hire available)
  • Water & snacks
  • Appropriate clothing (enclosed shoes, comfy sports clothes)
  • Weather dependant considerations (jacket, sunscreen, towel, change of clothes etc)
  • Relevant medications you may require

We highly recommend participants use a mountain bike with gears for this program. If you are unsure if your bike is appropriate, feel free to contact us.

A group of young mountain bikers in a slow race

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

Key Details

Ages: 8 – 13 years
Program Length: 5 weekly sessions
Session Duration: 1.5 hours
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Dates: Thursday Afternoons from June 17
Venue: Craigburn Farm Trails, Sturt Gorge RP (map)
Dropoff & Pickup: Blackwood Football Club Car Park (map)
Cost: $120
Booking Deposit: $24 *
Bike & Helmet Hire Option: $15 per session

* 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

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