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GCMTB | Dirt Groms

GCMTB | Dirt Groms
Junior Mountain Bike Coaching Program


Start Date: Term 4, Starting 11th October, 2020.
Day: Every second Sunday
Time: 7.30am – 9.00am
Where: Nerang National Park
Ages: 5-12 years
Participation: Riders will be graded and placed into groups of 8 with their own coach.

Program Outline

Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club will be running their progressive mountain bike coaching program for kids ages 5-12 years. Special consideration will be given to children outside these age brackets.  Come along and join ‘Nellie the Gnome’ for some fun and skills.

During the first week, riders will be graded into groups based on ability.  Each week, each group will spend 40 minutes practicing a skill, then stop for a 10 minute break, then finish with a 40 minute ride to practice our new skill on trails.

Your coaches this term are:
Liz Mulconry – www.cycletecnic.com.au
Corey Edwards – www.MTBinParadise.com.au
Sinclair Matthews
Andrea Beier
Mike Glaser

Parents helpers are welcomed (even needed) to help during the sessions. 

Registration is via the MTBA website and each fortnight requires a separate application.

11th October
25th October
8th November
29th November
13th December


  • Riders will require their own bike (preferably with gears)
    (5 year olds on balance bikes will be catered for)
  • Offroad tyres
  • Helmet that meets Australian Safety Standards

Skills Covered:

  • Safety and Bike Setup
  • Position and Balance
  • Controlling the Bike
  • Railing Corners
  • Climbing and Descending
  • Tackling Obstacles


  • GCMTB members – $12 per lesson (email the club for discount code)
  • Non members – $15 per lesson

You can become a GCMTB member by joining MTBA for 3 months ($25) or 12 months ($49) and then nominating GCMTB as your local club (+$15)
After joining, you can request the discount code from GCMTB and then register for the Dirt Groms.
Tip: Its actually cheaper to become a member than choose the non-members option 😉

Bad Weather or Cancellations:

In the event of bad weather we will send an SMS an hour before start time. If weather turns bad during the session we will move under cover or you may pick your child up.  

Qualification and Insurance:

All instructors are trained and recognised by the national body (MTBA), hold current first aid certificates and QLD blue cards.  


Corey Edwards or Liz Mulconry
Ph 0414 986 868 or info@gcmtb.com.au

5 Week Example Program