Head for the Hills offers mountain bike skills coaching courses just for women in Adelaide. There are three courses available, each designed for a specific level of ablility. These are:

  • Newbie
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

The sessions within each course are designed to progressively build confidence and competence on the bike. More information on the contents of each course can be found below.

We aim to run each course twice per year in the warmer months, subject to demand. If booking is unavailable below, please add your name to the waiting list and we will keep you updated on future programs.

Finding that elusive (and scary!) balance point

2019 Spring Courses Now Booking!

The next courses will begin in August, 2019. You can book your place now using the online system below. Please note, there is a $50 deposit payable on registration which is non-refundable. We do our best to keep the course cost as low as possible and this helps protect us against last minute cancellations. After registration, we will invoice the remaining course cost closer to the start date.

Attacking a pinch-climb

Newbie Course

The Newbie course includes 3 x 2 hour group coaching sessions designed to help riders tackle their first single track. Sessions are delivered at the Fox Creek trail network and will be centred around exercises on fire roads and wide, open trails.

Key Details:

The details below are for the Beginner & Intermediate courses.

Recommended Age: 18+
Ability: Absolute Beginner
Cost: $135
Booking Deposit: $50*
Venue: Fox Creek
Dates: (August Course)
Session 1 February 1
Session 2 February 15
Session 3 February 29
Contingency March 21
Session Times: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
* Non-Refundable Deposit

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Beginner & Intermediate Courses

Both the Beginner and the Intermediate courses include 5 x 2 hour group coaching sessions, delivered at the Fox Creek trail network. Please note, although both courses share the same session dates, they are separate courses with uniquie content. Details on course content can be found below.

Key Details:

The details below are for the Beginner & Intermediate courses.

Recommended Age: 18+
Ability: Beginner / Intermediate
Cost: $215
Booking Deposit: $50*
Venue: Fox Creek
Dates: (2020 Course)
Session 1 February 1
Session 2 February 15
Session 3 February 29
Session 4 March 21
Session 5 April 4
Contingency April 18
Session Times:
Beginner 9am – 11am
Intermediate 11:30am – 1:30pm
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Waiting List

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More Information

Please note, these topics are a guide only and we will adapt each session to the group so that you get the most out of your time with us. If you are unsure about which course is best for you, contact us and we can help you choose.

Newbie Course

The Newbie Course is designed for women who are brand new to mountain biking and riding off-road. We focus on:

  • Using gears & brakes correctly
  • Correct body position
  • Developing confidence while standing
  • Increasing stability on the bike
  • Learning to ride narrow trails
  • Navigating different corners
  • General technique coaching and feedback

Beginner Course

The Beginner Course is designed for women who can ride some easy single tracks and want to further develop their skills. We focus on:

  • Body Position (Seated & Standing)
  • Braking Technique
  • Cornering (Bermed & Flat)
  • Weight Transfer
  • Vision
  • Front & Rear Wheel Lifts
  • Clearing Small Obstacles
  • Riding Actively

NOTE: We assume you can ride some easy, entry level trials such as “Easy Rider” at Fox Creek.

Intermediate Course

The Intermediate Course is designed for women who regularly ride Intermediate (blue) trails and want to further develop their skills. We focus on:

  • Body Position (Seated & Standing)
  • Riding Actively
  • Cornering (Bermed & Flat)
  • Vision Techniques
  • Front & Rear Wheel Lifts
  • Hops
  • Weight Manipulation
  • Clearing Obstacles
  • Drops & Jumps
  • Tackling Steep & Technical Terrain

NOTE: We assume you can ride easy trails with confidence and are prepared to try intermediate trails with small obstacles.

An intermediate rider maintaining balance & control

The Gravity Girls

Women in the sport of mountain biking have been under-represented and rarely supported in the past, but things are rapidly changing. The Gravity Girls is a group of mountain bikers in South Australia setup to support women who are into all types of mountain biking (not just the crazy downhillers!). They arrange social group rides all over Adelaide and are often spotted in more remote parts of the state, as well as the world! There are no limits to age or experience, you simply need a couple of X chromosomes and a love for bikes!

Get in touch with them and find out more by visiting their Facebook Page!

For more information on the womens mountain bike group coaching sessions, please feel free to contact:

Tyson Schmidt

Head for the Hills Cycling

72 Corconda Street
Clearview, South Australia
5085