Breakaway Rides   Team Breakaway

Upcoming MTB Workshops

Upcoming MTB Workshops

Upcoming MTB Workshops

Upcoming MTB Workshops

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 For Beginner Riders

DATE: 6 May
TIME: 8-14h00
WHERE: Meerendal
AGE & GENDER: All age groups are welcome, for female and male riders
SKILLS 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 BONUS: Nutrition Talk and cycling specific strength and core exercises
PRICE: R890
WHAT’s INCLUDED: Qualified skills coaching, nutrition talk, ride specific strength training, bike set up tips, basic mechanical support, goody bag, permit, coffee/tea, light lunch, Hammer Nutrition and more. Workshop is held by Hannele Steyn, Kate Slegrova and Katja Steenkamp.
PROGRAM
  • 8:00-8:30 Registration, prepare bikes, Coffee
  • 8:30-9:00 Quick overview of program and introduction to mountain biking incl. safety, basic bike mechanics, bike set up adjustments (if required), learning 3 fundamental rules of mountain biking
  • 9:00-10:30 Short warm up ride followed by skills drills practice including correct weight distribution in various situations, braking, gearing, introduction to controlled cornering
  • 10:30-10:45 Short coffee break
  • 10:45-11:15 Strength and core training for cyclists
  • 11:15-12:45 Lunch / Nutrition talk followed by Q&A
  • 12:45-13:45 Trail riding to practice the learned (Optional)
  • 13:45-14:00 Wrap-up, pack-up bikes

MTB WORKSHOP For Intermediate Riders

DATE: 13 May
TIME: 8-14h00
WHERE: Bloemendal
SKILLS 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: R890
WHAT’s INCLUDED: Qualified skills coaching, nutrition talk, ride specific strength training, bike set up tips, basic mechanical support, goody bag, permit, coffee/tea, light lunch, Hammer Nutrition and more. Workshop is held by Hannele Steyn, Kate Slegrova and Katja Steenkamp.
PROGRAM
  • 8:00-8:30 Registration, prepare bikes, Coffee
  • 8:30-9:00 Quick overview of program and briefly touch on safety, basic bike mechanics, bike set up, learning 3 fundamental rules of mountain biking
  • 9:00-11:00 Short warm up ride followed by skills drills and application in trails
  • 11:00-11:15 Short coffee break
  • 11:15-11:45 Strength and core training for cyclists
  • 11:45-12:45 Lunch / Nutrition talk followed by Q&A
  • 12:45-13:45 Skills application and practice Lombard’s Terra (Optional)
  • 13:45-14:00 Wrap-up, pack-up bikes

Entries are open now and close 22 April. 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.