Head for the Hills hosts school holiday mountain bike skills lessons & clinics to help you hone your technique under the guidance of a Mountain Bike Australia accredited coach! 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


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

Developing skills at slow speed will transfer at higher speeds

Recommended Age:
10 - 14 years (approx)
Ability Level:
Beginners - Intermediate
What to Bring:
Water bottle or hydration pack, snacks, packed lunch (sandwich etc)
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:
Craigburn Road, Craigburn Farm - just past the Blackwood Football Club (map here)
9am to 1pm
Max Group Size:
6 participants
Equipment Hire:
Bike & Helmet hire is available, please contact us for more information
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