Breakaway Rides   Team Breakaway

Kids Academy

Kids Camps

Get your kids out into the trails for some fun filled shredding and instill great riding habits early. We run kids specific mountain bike courses throughout the year to give your child the skills they need to ride safely and with confidence. Progressive skills are introduced in well-structured lessons to provide essential riding techniques built for young riders to get them flying.

We offer Weekly Skills Rides, School Holiday Camps and Birthday Party Mountain Bike Rides, all of which have been designed to benefit young learners in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment.

Weekly Skills & Adventures

Price:

incl. VAT

60 Minutes
R260 single session / R230 x 5 Rides / R210 x 10 Rides

90 Minutes
R370 single session / R340 x 5 Rides / R310 x 10 Ride

120 Minutes
R440 single session / R400 x 5 Rides / R350 x 10 Ride

Day & time:

Nippers 5-10yrs (level 1-7)
Monday & Wednesday 60 min: 3/4/5pm – Northern Subs
Tuesday 60 min: 3/4/5pm – Southern Subs
NEW!! Wednesday 60-90 min: 2/3/4/5pm – Stellenbosch
Thursday 60 min: 3/4/5pm – Cape Town City Bowl
Fridays 2hrs: 3:15-5:15pm – Northern Subs
Saturdays 2hrs: 9-11pm – Northern & Southern Subs

Youth 11-16yrs (level 1-7)
Tuesday: 4-6pm – Cape Town City Bowl
NEW!! Wednesday 60-90 min: 2/3/4/5pm – Stellenbosch
Fridays 3:15-5:15pm – Northern Subs
Saturdays 9-11pm – Northern & Southern Subs

Advanced (level 8-10)
Thursday: 5-7pm – City Bowl & Southern Subs
Saturdays 9-11pm – Northern & Southern Subs

For School Holidays see holiday camps below

Ride locations:

Constantia Bike Park, Green Belts, Table Mountain Deer Park, Signal Hill, Missing Link, Tokai, Meerendal, Bloemendal, Contermanskloof, Hoogekraal, Stellenbosch GSport, Coetzenberg, Jonkershoek

What’s included:

• Structured skills lessons
• 6:1 coach to rider ratio
• Professional mountain bike instructors with first aid certificate
• Basic mechanical support
• Pictures & Video of your child while riding
• Goodiebag
• Race with prizes

Optional extras:

• Shuttle service

What to bring:

• A well maintained bicycle. Inserting sludge into the tube to self-seal punctures is highly recommended.
• Spare tubes
• Water bottles mounted to bike
• Helmet
• Gloves & comfortable clothes for the ride

What you need to know:

Our weekly classes are based on a skills progression programme to ensure a quick learning curve. We identify your child’s skills level and allocate them to the correct group to ensure they progresses over the course of each term. We offer Beginner Level 1-2, Intermediate Level 3-7 and Advanced Level 8-10 classes. Our programme focuses on skills and fitness training. At the end of each month we organise a race where each child can measure their performance against other kids.

Skill level:

Beginners (Level 1-2)
Can brake, steer, pedal and balance the bike without support.

Program: Getting to know your mountain bike | Bike safety & maintenance | Learning the ‘attack position’ and dynamic weight shifting | Correct gear selection | Effective braking | Negotiating small trail obstacles incl. A-frames, bridges, rocks, roots, smaller drops | Bike Balancing | Bike-body-separation | Vision and Mind | Pumping | cornering foundation

Intermediate (Level 3-7)
Is confident to perform all of the listed techniques in the Beginner Level.

Program: Front wheel lift, manual, wheelie | Rear wheel lift | Negotiating rock gardens, sand, roots | Fast cornering flat bends and berms Cornering on gradient | Switch back practice | Learning to jumps small drop offs, steps and ramps in control | Fitness training will be introduced to improve endurance and speed

Advanced (Level 8-10)
Is confident to perform all of the listed techniques in the Beginner and Intermediate Level.

Program: Learn american bunny hop | Efficient and smooth riding | Negotiating steep technical terrain incl. rooty and rocky up & downhill | Riding bigger drop offs and ramps (XCO level) | Slow speed drills incl. endos, side hops, static hop | Fitness training for improved endurance and speed.

Ages:

5 – 16 years

Instructor to kids ratio:

6:1 – no more than 6 kids per coach

Typical Friday program:

Although the course is flexible, it will usually keep to the following structure:

14:30-14:35 pick up shuttle service (optional)
15:00-15:10 Arrival at course venue, prepare bikes
15:15-16:00  Skills, drills and adventure outride
16:00-16:10 short snack break (if required)
16:10-17:00 Skills, drills and adventure outride
17:00-17:10 Wrap-up, pack-up bikes
18:00 Arrival at shuttle drop off point (optional)

 

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Holiday camps

During school holidays we offer our popular kids specific mountain bike workshops. Over the years we ran numerous skills training camps and help your child to improve her riding technique. The fun factor is very important during the skills clinics with some specific technique drills in the first half and practical application in single trails during the latter half.

Kids Workshops 

Price:

incl. VAT

R1290 for 3 days
R460 for 1 day

14-16 & 20-22 Dec & 4-6 Jan :

Tygerberg Area
Day 1 Bloemendal
Day 2 Hoogekraal
Day 3 Contermanskloof 

City & Southern Subs 
Day 1 Constantia Bike Park/Green Belts
Day 2 Tokai Forest
Day 3 Cecilia Forest

Stellenbosch
Day 1 G-Spot
Day 2 Bankhoek
Day 3 Jonkershoek

What’s included:

• Fun in the sun
• Skills development in small groups
• 6:1 – no more than 6 kids per coach
• Basic Mechanical Support
• Goody Bag
PLEASE note that permits are not included

Optional extras:

• Shuttle service

What to bring:

• A well maintained bicycle. Inserting sludge into the tube to self-seal punctures is highly recommended.
• Spare tubes
• Water bottles
• Helmet
• Gloves & comfortable clothes for the ride
• Sunscreen

Time:

09:00-11:00 

Ages:

Kids 6-9 years & Youth 10-14 years

Skill level:

Novice & Experienced (2 groups)

What is covered:

Kids who are new to riding or with very little experience, will be introduced to the core skills of mountain biking, including correct body position and attack, pumping, balance, how to corner in control, controlling the bike on loose gravel, dealing with drops and tackling obstacles on the trail.

Experienced Junior riders will improve their wheel lifts, jumping technique, cornering techniques and be challenged with steeper terrain and intermediate to advanced level trails.

Programme:

08:45-09:00 Arrival at course venue, prepare bikes
09:00-10:00 Singletrack skills coaching and practice incl. warm-up ride, focus on specific riding techniques as per level and programme
10:00-10:10 Short break
10:10-11:00 Singletrack skills coaching and practice (race on last day)
11:00-11:15 Wrap-up, pack-up bikes

 

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Birthday parties, school cycling lessons
& tailored kids rides

Over the years we have hosted numerous kiddies birthday parties with the aim to have tones of fun while improving skills in a playful and safe space. We incorporate specific yet playful technical drills in the first half, and practical application out on the trails during the latter half the ride. We use games and other activities to keep the training fun, interactive and enjoyable.

We recommend to keep groups small with a max of 6 Kids per coach to ensure control and safety.

Kids Birthday Parties

Location:

Bloemendal Trail Park (https://www.biosport.co.za/services/kiddies-parties ) in Durbanville and Constantia Uitsig (https://bikeparkatuitsig.co.za/birthdays-and-events/ ) are our preferred venues for kids parties. Both offer party catering and have a fabulous network of trails suitable for beginner to advanced riders.

If you can provide your own catering then the Leatt Bike Park in Hoogekraal (Durbanville), Deer Park or Higgovale in Cape Town, or Tokai Forest are additional venues to host birthdays.

Ages:

All age groups can be accommodated.

Skills:

We structure the program in line with the children’s skills level. Kids who are new to riding or with very little experience, will be introduced to the core skills of mountain biking, including correct body position and attack, pumping, balance, how to corner in control, controlling the bike on loose gravel, dealing with drops and tackling obstacles on the trail. Experienced Junior riders will improve their wheel lifts, jumping technique, cornering techniques and be challenged with steeper terrain and intermediate to advanced level trails.

Itinerary:

  • Meet and greet, bike check, safety check (15 min)
  • Essential skills check (20 min)
  • Practice Foundation-Advanced techniques depending on skills level (25 min)
  • Snack break (15 min)
  • Ride trails to practice techniques (45 min)
  • Wrap up and hand out party packs to all kid (10 min)

Price:

incl. VAT
  • Party packs incl. bottle, bike light, stickers, sweets – R55 per pack
  • R1290 per coach/2hrs @ max of 6 kids
  • We don’t organise catering but can share contact details of kids party caterers
  • Permits to trail parks are typically R40-50 per child

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