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Upcoming MTB Skills Workshop | 24 June

Upcoming MTB Skills Workshop | 24 June

Upcoming MTB Skills Workshop | 24 June

Upcoming MTB Skills Workshop | 24 June

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. During our workshop we make sure to provide you with the tools you need to improve your mental and physical side of mountain biking.


MTB WORKSHOP

DATE: 24 June
TIME: 8-11h00 & 60 minute Nutrition Talk
WHERE: Bloemendal
AGE & GENDER: All age groups are welcome, for female and male riders

BEGINNER LEVEL This is for you if you are new to mountain biking. You are comfortable riding very easy single trail and gravel roads but you don’t know how to handle corners and any obstacle in the way.
  • You Learn: Getting to know your mountain bike | Learning the ‘attack position’ | Correct gear selection | Effective braking | Negotiating small trail | Practice of easy switchbacks up and down
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL This is for you if you have been riding for more than a year. You are confident on most trails but still nervous in root and rock gardens, smaller drops, switchbacks and berms.
  • You Learn: Dynamic weight shift – seated and standing | Negotiating rock gardens, sand | Cornering skills incl. tight switchbacks and berms | Riding smaller drop offs, steps and jumps | Bunny hop | Track Stand | Negotiating steep terrain (up/down)

PRICE: R690 including Nutrition Talk

WHAT’s INCLUDED: Qualified skills coaching, nutrition talk, bike set up tips, basic mechanical support, goody bag, permit, coffee/tea, snacks, Hammer Nutrition. Workshop is held by Hannele Steyn, Kate Slegrova and Katja Steenkamp.

PROGRAM
  • 8:00-8:10 Registration
  • 8:10-9:00 Quick overview of program and briefly touch on safety, basic bike mechanics, bike set up tips, learning 3 fundamental rules of mountain biking
  • 9:00-9:45 Short warm up ride followed by skills drills practice
  • 9:45-11:00 Trail riding to apply and practice learned techniques
  • 11:00-11:10 Wrap-up, pack-up bikes
  • 11:15-12:15 Optional Nutrition talk by Hannele Steyn

Entries are open now and close 16 June. Note that we have limited space, so secure your spot soonest and be sure to come out as a more confident and skilled rider! If you are not satisfied with our workshop we will reimburse your entry fee!
Send your questions to katja@breakawayrides.com.