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Ladies Mountain Bike Rides

We run ladies rides in and around Cape Town that cater for beginner and intermediate female riders. The BreakAway Ladies offer an enjoyable and challenging mountain bike experience in a safe and non-competitive environment where riders can build up their skills and fitness.

Ladies Weekly Mountain Bike Rides

Mountain Biking Workshop

Monthly Outrides

Ladies Weekly
Mountain Bike Rides

Price:

Term Package (9 weeks)
R2610 per person

10-Rides Package (valid 4 months)
R3200 per person

5-Rides Package (valid 2 months)
R1750 per person

Single Sessions
R380 per person

Day & Time:

Beginner Skill Level 1-2
Tue 9h00 – 11h00
Sat 9h00 – 11h00

Intermediate-Advanced Skill Level 3-10
Wed, Thu & Sat 9h00 – 11h00

What’s included:

• 2 hour skills and fitness ride with a qualified mtb coach with first aid certificate
• Small groups, maximum of 6 riders per coach
• Trail fee
• Basic mechanical support
• Coffee or cool drink at the end of the ride
• Term members receive FREE bike set up, nutritional advice and goody-bag with Hammer Nutrition and Passion 4 Wholeness products, buff, chain loop by squirt, water bottle and more
• Term members (>4 months) can opt for a tailored fitness/cycle program for R290 per month
• Term members (>6 months) receive a complimentary cycle top by Enjoy Fitness
• Term members receive 20% discount on monthly outrides
• Term members can join any of our rides (except monthly outride), as many times as they like
• Term members receive discounts on protective wear by G-Form, sunblock SolrX, Hammer Nutrition and Passion 4 Wholeness products, Enjoy Fitness garments

Ride Locations

Meerendal, Bloemendal, Southern Suburbs Green Belts, Table Mountain, Bottelary Hills, Jonkershoek, Hoogekraal, Contermanskloof, Delvera, Simonsberg and Tokai Forest. (Schedule will be emailed on request)

Skill levels:

Beginners (Level 1-2)
If you are new to mountain biking, this is for you! You have absolutely no riding experience and/or little base fitness. Or You are comfortable riding very easy single trail but you don’t know how to handle switchbacks (tight corners), and any obstacle in the way.

You learn: 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

Important! Don’t wear cleated shoes. Wear takkies and fit flat pedals to better concentrate on the skills training.

Intermediate (Level 3-7)
You have been riding for more than a year and are confident on most easy trails but still nervous in root and rock gardens, smaller drops, switchbacks and berms.

You learn: 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)
This is for you if you are experienced and have been riding for a number of years. You love speed and descend quickly through rock and root gardens but still nervous on bigger drops and clearing jumps (XCO level). You struggle on steep technical uphill and want to improve speed and flow in the trails.

You learn: 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.

Skills Ride vs. Workshop 
This is not a skills workshop but a training ride with the focus on skills application. We pick 1-2 techniques per session and practice practice practice. If you are looking for a skills workshop to learn all the important techniques in one single session, please view the information under BreakAway Skills. We have regular workshop scheduled throughout the year.

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

Optional extras:

• Shuttle service

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Mountain
Biking Workshop

Our workshop will teach you the foundations required to become a faster and more confident rider on the trails within a safe and non-competitive environment. This workshop is not only for riders that have just discovered the beauty of mountain biking but is very beneficial for experienced riders, too. Mountain biking, like any other sport, has a specific set of core skills which are not inherent. You can only become a faster rider on technical terrain once you understand the specific cues that allow you to ride smoother over rocks and roots, safer over jumps and drops, faster around berms, and tackle steep sketchy terrain. These core skills are not intuitive and not learned from experience. Rather, it needs to be learned through skills drills followed by regular practice to reach your potential. At BreakAway Rides we make sure to provide you with the tools you need to improve your mental and physical side of mountain biking.

Skills Workshop

Next dates:

10 Dec 2017/ 21 Jan 2018

Price:

R690

Ride locations:

Bloemendal Wine Estate

What’s included:

• Skills development by professional instructors
• Day Permit
• Basic mechanical support
• Value bag including Hammer Nutrition, water bottle, Passion 4 Wholeness products, Squirt lube

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 – 12:00

Ages:

16+ years

Skill level:

Beginner & Intermediate Groups

What is covered:

Foundation:
Core skills to develop mountain biking including correct body position, how to corner in control, controlling the bike on rough terrain, dealing with smaller drops and obstacles on the trail all providing great foundations for riding with confidence.

Intermediate:
We get technical with wheel lifts for tackling larger obstacles found on the trail, you will deal with tricky trail features such as rocks and roots, learn assured cornering and maintaining speed into corners, and learn to fly over drop offs and introduce flow into their riding.

 

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Monthly Outrides

We are surrounded by the most diverse and spectacular mountain bike routes waiting to be discovered by you. Our monthly mountain biking escapes are meant to take you out of your known riding environment and have you dive into the breath-taking beauty of the Western Cape. You always wanted to take your bike beyond the green belts or known Tygerberg trails but don’t have ridding buddies to join you on a ride outside of Cape Town? Our monthly mountain biking escapes are your answer!

This is a guided ride which requires a good base fitness and mountain bike experience of about 6 months. You should be able to ride for about 3 hours approximately 30-35 km and 500-700m ascent.

Starting time is 9am and we will be done with the ride at about 12.30/1pm (incl. short breaks and picture time). Bring some time for coffee and lunch afterwards.

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Next dates:

Simonsberg, Stellenbosch (29 October)

Price:

R450 | 20% discount for term members

Ride locations:

Simonsberg, Stellenbosch (29 October)
Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch (26 November)
Boschendal, Franschhoek (28 January)
Grabouw, Elgin Valley (25 February)
Welvenpas, Wellington (25 March)
Paul Cluver, Elgin (29 April)

What’s included:

• 3 hour skills and fitness ride with a qualified mtb coach with first aid certificate
• Small groups, maximum of 6 riders per coach
• Trail fee
• Basic mechanical support
• Coffee or cool drink at the end of the ride

 

Time:

09:00 – 12:00

Age:

18-99 years

Skill & Fitness Level:

Intermediate to advanced

What to bring:

• A well maintained bicycle. Inserting sludge into the tube to self-seal punctures is highly recommended.
• Spare tubes
• Water bottles 1.5 litres
• Helmet
• Gloves & comfortable clothes for the ride
• Sunscreen

 

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