Holiday MTB Skills

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 delivered in various locations, tailored to different ability levels. 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

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:General

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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
Venues:
Aston Hills (Mt Barker) (map here)
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park (Salisbury East) (map here)
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park (St Marys)(map here)
Equipment Hire:
Bike & Helmet hire is available, please contact us for more informationCurrently unavailable
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Aston Hills – Mt Barker

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We have partnered with the Mount Barker District Council and Aston Hills to deliver this School Holiday Skills Program. The support and generosity of the Council and Aston Hills allows us to help young people in the area to develop their skills while they learn to enjoy the trails in a safe and sustainable way.

Cobbler Creek RP

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Shepherds Hill RP

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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:General

More Info

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
Venues:
Aston Hills (Mt Barker) (map here)
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park (Salisbury East) (map here)
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park (St Marys) (map here)
Equipment Hire:
Bike & Helmet hire is available, please contact us for more informationCurrently unavailable
Got Questions?
Contact Us

Book Now – Intermediate Skills Clinic

Please select a venue:

Aston Hills – Mt Barker

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We have partnered with the Mount Barker District Council and Aston Hills to deliver this School Holiday Skills Program. The support and generosity of the Council and Aston Hills allows us to help young people in the area to develop their skills while they learn to enjoy the trails in a safe and sustainable way.

Cobbler Creek RP

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Shepherds Hill RP

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