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Kids Academy

Kids Academy

Kids Academy

Kids Academy

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.

Kids Friday Practice
Kids Holiday Camps
Kids Birthday Parties

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

Monday – Saturday (Term program)

We ride every day of the week except for Sundays. Our weekly sessions take place after school until sunset, while our weekend groups ride from 9am until sunset.

email info@breakawayrides.com to receive our term program

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

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 find him/her a suitable group for optimal progression. We offer Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Level groups. Our program focuses on skills, fitness and adventure time.

Skill level:

Foundation Level

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

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 | Longer rides will be introduced to improve endurance

Advanced Level

Is confident to perform all of the listed techniques in the Beginner and Intermediate Level.

Program:
Learn 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:

Mini-Nippers 5-6 yrs

Nippers 7-10 yrs

Youth 11 – 16 years

Instructor to kids ratio:

6:1 – no more than 6 kids per coach

Program structure:

Not one skills ride is like the other, and we like to flow with the energy level of the children but typically keep to the following structure:

5 min Meet and greet, prepare bikes
45 min Skills, drills and adventure outride
10 min Short snack break (if required)
55 min Skills, drills and adventure outride
5 min Wrap-up, pack-up bikes


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

5-7 October 2022

(Single Day options available)

Tygerberg Area
Day 1 Bloemendal
Day 2 Hoogekraal
Day 3 Contermanskloof 

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

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 

Age Groups:

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


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 in Durbanville and Constantia Uitsig 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 – R65 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