The number of women participating in mountain biking is on the rise and that's the way we like it! Head for the Hills offers a five session group coaching course designed specifically for women. The five two hour sessions are designed to progressively build confidence and competence on the bike. We offer the course at both Beginner and Intermediate levels.

We aim to run two courses per year in the warmer months, subject to demand. If booking is unavailable below, please add you name to the waiting list to register your interest.

August Course Sold Out!

The next available course will likely begin in February 2019. You can place your name on the waiting list below and we will let you know when more details and bookings become available.

Finding that elusive (and scary!) balance point

Attacking a pinch-climb

Key Details:

The details below are for the course starting August 2018.

Venue: Fox Creek
Session 1 August 25
Session 2 September 29
Session 3 October 13
Session 4 November 17
Session 5 December 1
Beginner 9am - 11am
Intermediate 12pm - 2pm

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

Please note, the 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 have any suggestions or particular topics you'd love to be included, contact us and let us know!

Beginner or Intermediate?


Generally, beginners:

  • Find it hard or uncomfortable to stand up on the bike
  • Have little confidence whilst cornering
  • Walk steeper sections of trail, up and down
  • Stick to green trails and struggle on blue trails


Generally, intermediates:

  • Have been riding for a year or more
  • Can get around most trails, but it's not always pretty
  • Can ride over small obstacles like rocks
  • Stick to blue trails and struggle on black trails

The above points are a guide only. The best way to find the most suitable group is to talk to us! Please feel free to get in touch.

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