Fun “D” Mentals
Mountain Bike Skills Course
7th to 28th March 2020
This free 4 week course is aimed at mountain bike riders, of any ability, who want to improve on their riding skills. Whether you have been riding for two weeks or ten years you can always improve your skills, correct bad habits or just finesse your style.
This course is based on the leading international standard of MTB instruction from PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association) and presented by qualified PMBI and MTBA instructors.
During this course you will be individually instructed on all the underlying fundamentals of riding your mountain bike. You will be able to ride smoother, faster and with more confidence on completion of this course. Increase the skills, increase the fun.
It is important that you can commit to, and attend, all four of the sessions. This course is designed to be progressive and each week’s skills builds upon the last.
This course is free of charge (as long as you are a DORC/MTBA member) and is limited to eight places.
Week 1. Sat 7th Mar: Bike set up, body position and balance on the bike, on the trail bike repairs (easy ride through the Old Pine Forest)
Week 2. Sat 14th Mar: Revise week 1, effective braking, smooth cornering, trail scanning (easy ride through the Old Pine Forest)
Week 3. Sat 21st Mar: Revise week 2, negotiating trail features, wheel lifts (easy ride through the New Pine Forest)
Week 4. Sat 27th Mar: Revise Week 3, pumping, climbing/descending, riding switchbacks (easy ride in Charles Darwin National Park)
All sessions will commence at 8:00am Saturdays and will be approx 2 – 2.5 hours in duration. All participants are required to arrive 15 min prior to the start time to ensure that they are ready to start at 8:00am.
You will need a MTB in safe working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed footwear, spare tube, puncture repair kit, multi/bike tool, pump, minimum of 2lt drinking water and proof of DORC/MTBA membership.
If you have any enquiries please contact Geoff Fox 0427611702 or Jo Fox 0439889442.