$30 – $40

Introductory Women's Mountain Bike Skills - February 2022

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Underwood Park (Top Oval with MTB Skills Park)

Underwood Road

Priestdale, QLD 4127

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An introductory mountain biking skills and mechanical course for women.

About this event

The Rats Chick Ride from the RATS Cycling Club in partnership with Mountain Bike Coaching Brisbane is pleased to make available this introductory course to provide an opportunity for women with limited or no mountain biking experience to try the fun and social sport of mountain biking.

The course is aimed at women wanting to learn mountain biking, for women new to the trails, and for women wanting to try a new way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors.  The course will be run in a safe and supporting environment by two highly qualified and experienced coaches and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government Bike Riding Encouragement Program community grants scheme which has assisted to keep the costs to a minimum. 

The course comprises 2x 2-hour sessions, for women only, with or without your own bike. Bike loan is available for only $10 additional when you register and is limited to the first 10 that require bikes and only available for the course sessions. Select "bike required" in the registration section below if desired. This will cover the use for both sessions of the course.

What does the course content cover?

The course starts at the very basics of riding a bike and is primarily held on a flat grassy area. By the end of the two sessions, you will understand and be able to perform the basics of trail riding, including body position, braking, cornering, inclines, declines and basic obstacle crossing. We will also have ridden on easy dirt trails preparing you to take your adventures further at your own pace.

Please note that the first session is a prerequisite for the second session. Thus you cannot miss the first session for whatever reason and expect to complete the second session as the course content is additive. Thus if you are sick or injured then please make contact with us ASAP so as we can advise on the best course of action.

The course also includes a bike mechanical basics session as before the session 2 trail ride. This will be with Sheryl from MTB Mechanic and will provide information on pre-riding tips, transporting your bike and general maintenance tips and techniques.

Who are the Coaches?

The Coaches for this course will be Mark Routledge and Mark Watts, well known for their SheRides and other women's specialist coaching. We invite you to read the reviews on their Facebook page by their previous participants.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MountainBikeCoachingBrisbane/reviews/?ref=page_internal

When are the sessions?

The course on bike session dates are

Session 1. Sunday 6/2/22 12:30-2:30 pm and

Session 2. Sunday 13/2/22 12:30-2:30 pm

PLUS

Bike mechanical basics session before Session 2, 13/2/22 11:00am-12:00 pm

(30 minute break between)

*******Your registration will be to attend all sessions above for the one total price.

Event numbers (and bikes) are limited so we encourage you to register early.

Registration cut off is Friday 4/2/22 11:30pm unless sold out prior.

FAQs

Is there an age limit to enter the course?

Yes, you must be a minimum of 18 years of age to attend. (or accompanied by your parent or guardian who is also doing the course. In this instance, you must be a minimum of 15 years of age.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, to take part in any Rats Cycling Club events you need AusCycling membership that includes personal insurance. You can get a free 4-week trial Auscycling membership including insurance cover at the AusCycling website:

https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial

What do I bring to the event?

You will need a trail-worthy Mountain Bike, an Australian Standard helmet (unless registering for bike hire in which case a helmet will be provided). We would also recommend gloves, sunglasses, comfortable clothing, a full drink bottle preferably mounted on the bike (hire bikes do have a bottle holder so if you have a bike riding sized bottle you can keep it with you on the bike), applying sunscreen before the session and a small snack to top up energy levels if required (like a muesli bar)

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Message on Email: contact.mbcb@gmail.com.au

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a list of all registered participants on the day.

How much is the course?

The fee for the 2 sessions is $30 if you bring your own bike and helmet, and $40 if you would like to hire a bike and helmet. 

What is your refund policy?

No refunds are available. In the instance of rain, the event may be cancelled or rescheduled at the organiser's discretion to ensure participant safety and minimise damage to the trails. No guarantee can be made that if the event is rescheduled the new event time will work for all participants.

Should there be Covid restrictions in place at the time of the course preventing the course from running, the organizers will reschedule accordingly.

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Underwood Park (Top Oval with MTB Skills Park)

Underwood Road

Priestdale, QLD 4127

Australia

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Refund policy

No Refunds

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Organiser RATS Cycling Club

Organiser of Introductory Women's Mountain Bike Skills - February 2022

RATS Cycling Club (RATS) brings together mountain bike, cyclocross and bike trials riders of all ages and skill levels in the South-East Queensland area. The club runs a number of race events throughout the year, has social rides each week and is active in a number of trail care programs as well as providing advocacy to expand the areas available for mountain bike riding.

Membership of the RATS Cycling Club offers all the benefits of local club membership, combined with membership of AusCycle the nation’s peak mountain bike association. Being a Club Member gives you access to:

  • Group rides: training and social rides
  • RATS Central Facebook Group
  • Insurance cover: racing or social









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