UNDERSTAND THE ART AND IMPORTANCE OF BALANCE AND LEARN THE SKILLS NEEDED TO TACKLE ANY SITUATION BY BEING CENTRED AND DISCIPLINED.
LEARN HOW TO QUIETEN YOUR MIND FROM DOUBT AND FEAR AND
GAIN THE CONFIDENCE TO ATTEMPT CHALLENGES USING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, PURPOSE AND SKILL
MASTER THE SKILL OF BEING IN THE MOMENT AND THE ABILITY TO FLOW THROUGH ANY SITUATION CONFIDENTLY, INSTINCTIVELY AND WITHOUT FEAR
A series of 5 skills development programs that layer on the skills learnt in previous courses. Each individual session has been designed to deliver specific key skills that will progress your mountain bike riding from the beginner to an advanced intermediate level.
Commence at the very beginning or start at a program of your choice if you already possess a baseline of skills. Broken into 3 week blocks you're able to either continue straight onto the next course or you can consolidate the skills learnt before proceeding onto the next program.
Start riding the trails safely and with confidence by learning the right techniques to handle your mountain bike.
Our beginner programs are designed to get your started riding safely and confidently off-road, even if you've never tried it before. Sponsored by the City of Gold Coast as part of its Active and Healthy Program these mountain bike programs are designed to show you another fun way of getting fit and healthy while also showing you what you're really capable of achieving.
Mountain Bike Confidence for Kids
If you'd like to get your kids exploring the great outdoors in a fun way, introducing them to mountain biking is a great way to do it. Designed for young riders aged between 6 to 12 years old who haven't done any riding off-road before, these sessions will help kids build up their confidence on two wheels by introducing them to fundamental riding skills in a safe environment. Parents are welcome to join their kids in the class and the trail ride.
The Mountain Bike Confidence for Kids session is part of the City of Gold Coast's Active and Healthy program and is designed to help new riders discover the joys and health benefits of mountain biking. The cost is $5 per child and is limited to 20 participants per session (excluding parents).
Girls Only Mountain Bike Confidence
No boys allowed. The Girls Only Mountain Bike Confidence Course is a riding skills and confidence designed to inspire female riders to challenge themselves and see what they can accomplish on two wheels.
You'll not only learn how to handle a bike out on the trails, but will also explore how to work through the mental challenges that come with mountain bike riding to make you a more confident rider and person. The program consists of two sessions and is suitable for riders 8 years and over and is $7.50 per person.
'Come and Try' Mountain Biking
A program for cyclists that have never ridden off road and want to learn a few key skills before setting out on the trails to figure out whether or not you'll enjoy mountain biking (but we know you will!) This course introduces you to fundamental mountain bike skills and familiarise them with green trails.
The 'Come and Try" Mountain Biking course is part of the City of Gold Coast's Active and Healthy program and is designed to help new riders discover the joys and health benefits of mountain biking. It consists of 3 x 1 hr sessions at a special rate of $10. Limited to a maximum of 20 per course.
Core Skills Program
Challenge yourself to advance your skills and abilities to ride more difficult trails with confidence.
The Core Skills Program is aimed at riders who have experience riding green and easy blue trails and are seeking to take up the challenge of riding more challenging trails.
The Program is divided into 2 x 3 Week Courses: the Grade 2 Mountain Bike Confidence course and Grade 3 Mountain Bike Riding Skills course. The individual Core Skills programs have been designed so that participants are able to progress immediately from one course to the next or take a break in between to consolidate skills learnt in the first program.
The Mountain Bike Confidence Course consists of 3 x 1.5ish hour sessions for $150 and caters for 8 participants. The Core MTB Riding Skills Course is comprised of 3 x 2 hour sessions for $185 and allows up to 6 students on each program.
Mountain Bike Confidence
The Mountain Bike Confidence course is a Grade 2 Program designed to teach you the skills and techniques to ride safer, faster and with greater confidence. In addition to reinforcing the foundation skills of cornering and braking, you'll work on techniques to improve your body balance, handle obstacles and ride more technical terrain.
Core MTB Riding Skills
The Core Mountain Bike Riding Skills is a Grade 3 Program designed to advance your existing core skills to handle more advanced obstacles and features. You'll enhance your body balance skills to handle low speed and technical manoeuvering, negotiate intermediate level drops and work on techniques to begin getting your wheels in the air.
Flow Skills Program
Discover the techniques to ride smoothly, confidently and without conscious thought to flow through technical trails.
The Flow Skills Program is for riders who have solidified their core riding skills and want to advance their riding abilities to ride more difficult trails, handle challenging obstacles and flow through technical trails.
The Program is divided into 2 x 3 Week Courses: the Grade 4 Riding with Speed and Flow and Grade 5 Flow Skills A - Line Sessions. Both courses have been designed so that participants are able to progress immediately from one course to the next course or take a break in between to consolidate skills learnt in the first program.
Each course consists of 3 x 2 hr sessions for $210. Participants are limited to a maximum of 5 per course.
Riding with Speed and Flow
Riding with Speed & Flow is aimed at riders who are looking to advance their riding technique and mental confidence to ride with more speed and handle challenging obstacles with flow in the Nerang Mountain Bike Park. This course progresses your existing skills including cornering, jumps and drops, combining your core mountain bike skills to learn more advanced techniques such as bunny hops, as well as on your mental discipline to improve your riding confidence at speed.
Flow Skills A - Line Sessions
The Flow Skills A - Line Course is a Grade 5 Program builds on the techniques learnt during Riding with Speed and Flow course and teaches students to combine individual skills to deal with advanced trail obstacles with flow. Skills learnt include intermediate jumping, advanced cornering, obstacle clearing, body balance, cornering and drop techniques.
Skills clinics are single sessions designed to help you refresh and apply key skills and techniques out in practical situations. Clinics are run anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the session and generally start with a skills review session before heading out onto the trails to practice applying skills to specifically chosen features. They're a great way of brushing up on a skill or refining your riding technique. Prices vary depending on the specific skills clinic.
JUMPS & DROPS REFRESHER
The Drops & Jumps Refresher Skills Clinic is a 1.5 hr session for riders who have previously worked on dropping and jumping techniques and are looking to refresh and refine their abilities. It's ideal for riders who are still a bit nervous about hitting intermediate level drops and jumps and just want to skills and improve their overall confidence.
MTB SKILLS FOR E-BIKE RIDING
MTB Skills for E-Bike Riding is a single 3-hour skills session specifically aimed at helping riders with understanding the nuances of riding an e-bike on mountain bike trails. This skills clinic focuses skills and techniques unique to e-mountain bike riding that will help your confidence out on intermediate blue trails.
CORNERING WITH CONFIDENCE
The Cornering with Confidence Skills Clinic is a 1.5 hr session aimed at riders who are seeking to improve their cornering ability and confidence by refining their skills and technique. We’ll also review cornering theory to help you understand and manage the risks of cornering at speed to build up your confidence when cornering.
GUIDED TOUR FUND RAISING RIDES
Get familiar with new trails under the watchful eyes of experienced guides while helping to raise money for worthy causes.
With over 70 kilometers of single track in the Nerang National Park alone let alone what's around in South East Queensland, it's easy to get lost without knowing your way around. Guided tours are a great way of discovering new single tracks under the guidance of experienced ride leaders.
All funds raised from the trail familiarisation rides are donated to charities of worthy causes.