Head for the Hills offers school holiday mountain bike skills lessons & clinics to help you hone your technique under the guidance of a Mountain Bike Australia accredited coach! There are a range of programs tailored to different ablility levels and disciplines. Develop good habits on the bike and learn to ride smoother, safer and faster on the trails in a fun and supportive group environment.

A young rider rolls over rocks in a school holiday mountain bike skills lesson

Good technique will allow you to ride even the toughest terrain safely

A group of young riders in a school holiday mountain bike skills lesson

Beginner Skills Clinic

If you are new to mountain biking and want to learn the basics, our Beginner Skills Clinic is for you! Learn the key skills of mountain biking in a fun & safe group environment.

Recommended Age:10 – 14
Ability:Beginner
Discipline:Discipline-independant skills
Venue:Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

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The Beginner Skills Clinic focuses on the key skills of mountain biking and will include topics such as:

  • Body Position
  • Braking Technique
  • Riding Actively
  • Cornering
  • Wheel Lifts
A group of young riders practise their slow speed balance in a school holiday mountain bike skills lesson

Developing skills at slow speed will transfer at higher speeds

Details

Recommended Age:
10 – 14 years (approx)
Ability Level:
Beginner
What to Bring:
Your bike in good working order, helmet, water bottle or hydration pack, snacks
What to Wear:
Comfortable fitting clothes for riding (not too tight or loose & weather appropriate), enclosed shoes (sneakers etc)
Other Considerations:
Sunscreen, rain jacket for wet weather, change of clothes
Drop Off & Pick Up:
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park (map here – Parking off Ayliffes Road)
Time:
9am to 12pm
Max Group Size:
8 participants
Equipment Hire:
Bike & Helmet hire is available, please contact us for more information
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A young rider practises his braking technique in a school holiday mountain bike skills lesson

Intermediate Skills Clinic

If you have a bit of mountain biking experience and want to develop your skills, our Intermediate Skills Clinic is for you! Kick nasty habits and learn to ride smoother, safer & faster.

Recommended Age:10 – 14
Ability:Intermediate
Discipline:Discipline-independant skills
Venue:Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

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The Intermedaite Skills Clinic focuses on developing good technique and will include topics such as:

  • Body Position
  • Braking Technique
  • Riding Actively
  • Cornering
  • Wheel Lifts
  • Bunny Hops
  • Drop-off Technique
  • Intro to Jumping
A young mountain biker learning drop-off technique during a school holiday mountain bike skills lesson

Learning to navigate drop-offs correctly on a small, safe feature.

Details

Recommended Age:
10 – 14 years (approx)
Ability Level:
Intermediate
What to Bring:
Your bike in good working order, helmet, water bottle or hydration pack, snacks
What to Wear:
Comfortable fitting clothes for riding (not too tight or loose & weather appropriate), enclosed shoes (sneakers etc)
Other Considerations:
Sunscreen, rain jacket for wet weather, change of clothes
Drop Off & Pick Up:
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park (map here – Parking off Ayliffes Road)
Time:
1pm to 4pm
Max Group Size:
8 participants
Equipment Hire:
Bike & Helmet hire is available, please contact us for more information
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A young downhill rider practises his drop-off technique in a holiday skills clinic

Advanced Gravity Skills Clinic

If you ride downhill & gravity enduro trails regularly and want to develop your skills, our Advanced Gravity Skills Clinic is for you! Learn to ride downhill and gravity enduro trails with more consistency, control and flow. Shuttles included!

Recommended Age:12 – 15
Ability:Advanced
Discipline:Downhill & Gravity Enduro
Venue:Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

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This program includes shuttles to maximise time on the trails.

The Advanced Gravity Skills Clinic focuses on developing good technique for downhill and gravity enduro riding and will include topics such as:

  • Body Position
  • Braking Technique
  • Riding Actively
  • Line Choice
  • Cornering
  • Drop-off Technique
  • Jumping Techniques
  • Risk Analysis & Management
A young mountain biker rides a bermed corner during a school holiday mountain bike skills lesson

Good cornering technique is key to maintaining momentum & flow

Details

Recommended Age:
12 – 15 years (approx)
Ability Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
What to Bring:
Your bike in good working order, water bottle or hydration pack, snacks
What to Wear:
Full-faced helmet, knee guards, comfortable fitting clothes for riding (not too tight or loose & weather appropriate), enclosed shoes
Other Considerations:
Sunscreen, rain jacket for wet weather, change of clothes
Drop Off & Pick Up:
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park (map here – Parking off Ayliffes Road)
Time:
9am to 2pm
Max Group Size:
8 participants
Equipment Hire:
Bike & Helmet hire is available, please contact us for more information
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