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 are offered at various venues such as Cobbler Creek Recreation Park, Craigburn Farm Shared-Use Trails and Glenthorne National Park. There are no pre-requisites for participants and the program is perfect for beginners.

After School Skills for Girls

We also have an After School Skills program just for the girls! More Info

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The After School MTB Skills program runs over the summer (Term 4 & 1) and winter (Term 2 & 3) seasons. The program aims to give riders the skills they need to enjoy recreational mountain biking in a safe and sustainable manner. It will also prepare them for higher level development programs designed to support riders interested in competitive mountain biking.

We will focus on a range of on and off bike skills, developing the riders:

  • Bike handling and balance
  • Control and trail reading
  • Technique (discipline independent)
  • Trail etiquette for shared-use networks
  • Risk assessment and management skills
  • Knowledge of participation opportunities

Please note:
Participants must be able to ride on two wheels confidently and with good control to complete this program.

Program Details

Ages: 10 – 14
Min Ability: Beginner
Program Length: Term 2 & 3 (Winter)
Term 4 & 1 (Summer)
No sessions during school holidays
Session Duration: 1.5 hours
Session Times: 4:15pm – 5:45pm (Winter)
4:45pm – 6:15pm (Summer)
Cost: $398pp
Venues: Craigburn Farm Trails
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
Glenthorne National Park (Summer Only)
Bike & Helmet Hire Option: $25 per session
Please email us to arrange
More info:
Programs commence in the first week of Term 2 (Winter) and Term 4 (Summer).
Sessions will be delivered in most weather conditions, however will be cancelled in extreme heat (35°+), after or during excessive rain or in stormy conditions.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds or credit for missed or cancelled sessions in this program.

Program Details & Registration

Please select a venue for details and to register:

Cobbler Creek

Available Days: Wednesday Afternoons
Venue: Cobbler Creek Recreation Park (map)
Booking Deposit: $50 *

* Booking deposit is non-refundable.

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Craigburn Farm

Available Days: Tuesday Afternoons
or
Thursday Afternoons
Venue: Craigburn Farm Trails, Sturt Gorge Recreation Park (map)
Booking Deposit: $50 *

* Booking deposit is non-refundable.

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Glenthorne National Park

Please Note: This program is only delivered at this venue during the summer period.

Available Days: Wednesday Afternoons
Venue: Glenthorne National Park (map)
Booking Deposit: $50 *

* Booking deposit is non-refundable.

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After School MTB Skills for Girls

10 – 14 Beginner – Intermediate

We have developed a slightly modified version of the After School Skills program, just for the girls!

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