The Head for the Hills team is keeping a very close eye on the ever-changing COVID-19 space.
Restrictions on 'outdoor personal training' currently restrict the maximum group size to 10 people and 1.5m social distancing rules must be observed.
Some programs are restarting...
Some of our programs are starting up again. If you were affected by one of our postponed programs, we will be in touch with information very soon if we have not already contacted you.
We are committed to offering fun, safe and educational mountain biking opportunities through this time and appreciate your support.
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Head for the Hills exists to develop pathways into and through the sport of mountain biking.
We run a diverse range mountain bike coaching programs, training, skills lessons and activities in Adelaide, South Australia. From programs to help people experience their first ride off the beaten track throught to delivering coaching for athletes in competition at the national level. We have programs specifically designed to support women in the sport as well as programs for schools who offer more than just the main stream sports.
Adelaide has arguably the most accessible mountain biking trail network in the world and we are here to help you make the most of it!
If you have any questions or would like further information, use this form to contact us.
We will do our best to respond to your message as soon as we can.
Head for the Hills offers many programs to riders with a wide range of interests and abilities. We categorise our programs using particular terms that are outlined below.
|Recreation (Rec):||I ride for fun and/or fitness.|
|Competition (Comp):||I race, want to race or simply like to push myself on the bike.|
|High Performance (HP):||I want be the best racer I can be and will sacrifice nearly anything to achieve my goals.|
|Basic:||I know nothing. I can ride confidently on two wheels but that is about it.|
|Beginner (Beg):||I have a little bit of experience riding off road, but not much. I can use my gears & brakes and ride on trails about 1 meter wide so long as they are relatively smooth.|
|Intermediate (Int):||I ride trails fairly regularly and feel confident at least some of the time. I can go a little bit fast, but usually only when the trail is fairly straight and smooth. I don't do jumps or drop-offs.|
|Advanced (Adv):||I am quite confident in my abilities and ride rough trails regularly. I can do (or nearly do) small jumps and drop-offs.|
|Expert (Exp):||I am very confident in my abilities and ride extremely rough & technical trails regularly. I can do large jumps and drop-offs safely.|
|General:||General mountain biking skills that can be used in all disciplines.|
|Gravity:||Skills to help you descend hills with more control.|
|Trail:||Skills for riding up & down hills over longer distances.|
|Cyclocross (CX):||Skills for Cyclocross Competitions.|
|Cross Country (XC):||Skills for Cross Country Competitions.|
|Gravity Enduro (GE):||Skills for Gravity Enduro Competitions.|
|Dowhnill (DH):||Skills for Downhill Competitions.|
If you are still unsure if a program is right for you, feel free to contact us.
I rarely listened in English lessons and find it hard to believe my two finger typing technique could input much more than a login name and password! I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this and those who read my previous post on celebrating your wins. I really appreciated the feedback that came my way so please feel free to leave any additional thoughts and comments below or in the land of Facebook.
For my second post I wanted to keep the good vibes going. Goal setting can be tricky business and I feel like many people look at it in a way that sets them up for failure, rather than success; and if not failure, maybe just a feeling of stagnation or poor performance. A simple re-alignment of your goals can be the difference between feeling like you are reaching new heights and feeling like your progression is stuck in the mud.Read More
Having recently turned my attention away from my own skills development to begin focusing on helping others, I often feel like I am going backwards on the bike. This year, for the first time, I am eligible to compete in the Veterans category and I think we can all agree that age and accumulating responsibilities outside of racing are two of the most worn out excuses on the trails. And I have certainly claimed them both myself! In recent times, I have been having to put my ego aside and accepting that some things that were once well within my level of ability are now outside of my skill set. It’s not easy and, at times, extremely frustrating and demoralising. Personal anecdotes aside, many riders at every level go through peaks and troughs in their careers and for many different reasons. While enjoying the good times is easy, it can be difficult to find satisfaction when things aren’t going so smoothly on the bike.
Celebrating personal wins is something that mountain bikers do best. It’s not just our own achievements that get us pumped, but others’ too. When things are going well, it’s high fives all around! But it’s pretty easy to get down on your riding too. Sometimes we just have a bad day, conditions aren’t great, we haven’t been riding much, or maybe one section of trail is just psyching us out big time. It’s times like these we can become fixated on the bad stuff and forget to pat ourselves on the back for the good things we do…Read More
Head for the Hills, along with Inside Line Mountain Bike Club, will be offering a guided track walk and pre-ride to beginner riders throughout the 2018 race season. These group sessions are designed for riders who are new to the sport or riders who feel they need some help getting down the track. They are not for riders looking at improving their times simply to snag a place on the podium!
This weekend plays host to Round One of Inside Line’s Giant Adelaide South Australian State Downhill Series which will be held on the “Secret Connection” trail at Fox Creek. Although the trail is short, it is steep and technical with a fast finish line sprint section. At 8am on Saturday, Tyson Schmidt will lead a group track walk before helping the group ride down the course in a safe and controlled manner.
The track will be open for others to walk from 8:30am.
|Meet:||By the Head for the Hills Flags|
|Date:||Saturday 14 April 2018|
|Time:||8am Sharp Departure|
|Other Info:||Link Expired|
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.