Bike skills lessons

Group and private lessons for beginners and intermediate riders

We offer a range of mountain bike skills lessons for all levels and age of riders. Lessons are conducted at Lysterfield Park and we offer both male and female lesson instructors. 

 

Our course instructors have:

  • Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association (PMBIA) Level 1 Instructors

  • Emergency First Aid certification

  • Current Working With Children's Check

  • AusCycling coaching accreditation

  • Meet current Victorian government Covid-19 vaccination requirements

To take part in our skills lessons, you will need an AusCycling + LDTR membership or a trial membership to be covered for Personal Liability Insurance. 

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Group lessons 

Foundation

Introduction to mountain biking in a safe environment. 

Duration: 2 hours

Maximum 5 participants

Covers the key skills such as:

  • correct body position,

  • braking,

  • using gears.   

 

Minimum Age: 15 years

Must have min. 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine

LDTR member: $49

Non member: $79

Focus

Intermediate riders who want to learn advanced techniques. 

Duration: 2 hours

Maximum 5 participants

Covers the key skills such as:

  • picking different line choices, 

  • how to tackle trail obstacles,

  • advanced braking techniques,

  • body position for faster cornering, stronger climbing and more confident, stable descending.

Particular techniques explored on the day will depend on the interest and abilities of the riders present. Moderate level of fitness is recommended 

Minimum Age: 15 years

Must have min. 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine

LDTR member: $49

Non member: $79

Kids Beginner

Introduction to mountain biking or core skills development.

Duration: 2 hours

Maximum 5 participants

Covers the key skills such as:

  • correct body position,

  • braking,

  • using gears.   

[Kids skills lessons are not available as a private lesson due to our Child Safe Policy] 

Age limit: 12 - 15 years old

Must have min. 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine

LDTR member: $49

Non member: $79

Private lessons

Private

One on one lesson suitable for beginner or intermediate riders. 

Particular techniques explored on the day will depend on the interest and ability of the rider present. 

 

Minimum Age: 18 years old

Must have min. 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Cost per person

$ 130

Small Group

Small group personalised sessions are available if you have one or two other people with similar riding abilities who share your goals and availability.

Minimum Age: 18 years old

Must have 2 doses Covid-19 vaccine

Cost for 2 people 

$ 180

 

Lesson information

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Course includes:

  • Meet and greet

  • Safety briefing

  • Run down of trails

  • Bike and equipment check

  • 2 hours riding 

  • Qualified instructors

  • All mechanical support

  • First aid kit and supplies

Must bring:

Should bring:

  • Helmet – Australian Approved / Correct fit

  • Bike – Minimum front suspension / off road tyres

  • Recently serviced in safe and good working condition

  • Enclosed shoes

  • Suitable comfortable cycling or outdoor clothing

  • Water carrier and bottle / Hydration Pack

  • Full finger gloves

  • Cycling shorts and jersey

  • Hydration pack

  • Lots of snacks