THE SPOKESMEN

NEXT LEVEL MTB SKILLS

PART 2

 COST: R750pp incl bike park fee

 TIMES: 7:30am – 11:30am (September – April)  8:30am – 12:30pm (May – August) 

 

Upcoming Courses

Holla Trails* - MTB Skills Weekend
Holla Trails* – MTB Skills Weekend
Date: 02 November 2019 - 03 November 2019
Venue: Holla Trails, Umhlali Ballito

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Holla Trails* - MTB Skills Weekend - Day 1 Only
Holla Trails* – MTB Skills Weekend – Day 1 Only
Date: 02 November 2019
Venue: Holla Trails, Umhlali Ballito

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What We Cover – Intermediate To Advanced Trails

The ‘Next Level’ session serves as the progression lesson for riders to truly master the fundamental skills of mountain biking before hitting advanced trails.

We cover several baseline balance skills like riding skinnies, holding track-stands, steeper technical climbs and descends, tight corners, steep switchbacks as well as higher speed techniques when considering bigger jumps, drops, rocks and more.

The skills utilized in this session rely heavily on the skills and techniques covered in part 1, and every rider should be comfortable with all the skills and features covered thus far.

This session has a bike handling skills component and a trail riding skills component.

Bike Handling Skills Covered

  • Shifting
  • Ratcheting & Track Stands
  • Riding Straight Lines
  • Tight Turns & Low Speed Cornering
  • Steep Climbs & Descents
  • Front & Rear Wheel Lift To Level Lift 
  • Standing Front Wheel Pedal Lift
  • Roll Down Lunge 
  • High Speed Cornering 
  • Mastering More Airtime
  • Higher Speed Loading Techniques

Trail Riding Skills Covered

  • Steeper Climbs & Descends
  • Steep Switchback Climbs & Descends
  • Riding Skinny Bridges & Logs.
  • Pressure Control & Finding Flow
  • Getting Fast On Berms
  • Step Up Climbs
  • Riding Rocks
  • Bigger Tables & Gaps

What To Expect

This session requires that you have attended part 1 of our MTB skills courses.

The session first starts out on a grassy area where we cover the theory and basics of what we are going to attempt out on the trails, spending about 1-2 hours dialling our skills in before heading out.

On the mountain bike trails we will stop, demonstrate and practice riding several features of varying degrees of difficulty.

This is a no-pressure ride and we are all here to learn and broaden our experience. Only encouragement and patience will be tolerated. The ride component lasts about 2-3 hours.

The full session lasts 3-5 hours depending on the size of the group and the trail we are riding. Flat pedals and shoes, shin guards, and elbow guards are highly recommended, but not compulsory. All instructors/guides will use flat pedals.

This is a challenging session so bring your best vibes!