GCMTB | Dirt Groms
Junior Mountain Bike Coaching Program
Start Date: See online order form for dates
Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Where: Nerang National Park (various locations)
Ages: 5-14 years
Participation: Riders will be graded and placed into groups of 8 with their own coach. Parents are welcome to ride with the kids.
Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club will be running their progressive mountain bike coaching program for kids ages 5-14 years. Special consideration will be given to children outside these age brackets.
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.
Parents helpers are welcomed (even needed) during the sessions. Parents are also invited to join us on the rides.
To participate you will purchase the Dirt Groms package from our GCMTB shop. You must purchase for the entire term which includes 4 sessions. One week before the first session we will send further details for registration.
- 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
- Safety and Bike Setup
- Position and Balance
- Controlling the Bike
- Railing Corners
- Climbing and Descending
- Tackling Obstacles
- GCMTB members – $80, 4 sessions (email the club for discount code)
- Non members – $100, 4 sessions
You can become a GCMTB member by joining AusCycling from $5/month or $50 for 12 months 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 (AusCycling), hold current first aid certificates and QLD blue cards.
Contact: Liz Mulconry
4 Week Example Program
Safety – Checking our helmet and our bike
Body Balance – Freeing ourselves up on the bike, forwards and backwards, side to side.
Ready Position – Make ourselves ready for any bumps and attack ‘the ramp’ for the first time.
Start/Stop – Getting on and off safely on trails, those hills can be tricky.
Cornering – Moving side to side. Flat pedals, pedal down cornering.
Braking – How to brake efficiently.
Climbing/Descending – Where should our weight be and what is the right gear.
Advanced Ramp – Attack the ramp on its biggest setting.
Crashing – How to roll properly when you come off.
Ratcheting – How to avoid that rock or tree.
Track Stands – Stop at the obstacle without putting your feet down.