Brisbane School Holiday MTB Programs

Thank you for registering for our junior holiday program. We’ve included some important details about the program below, but just get in touch if you have any questions.


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*Please note that the start and finish locations are different each day.

On day 1 we start and finish at the same ‘Main/sign on meeting point’.

But on day 2 we start at the ‘Alternative meeting point’ and finish at the original ‘Main/sign on meeting point’, to explore different trails and features with less climbing.

The “MEETING SPOTS” button on the following information page has directions maps.

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Registration tent


On day 1 just look for the black and blue tent, where we’ll be ready to sign you in.

Parents/guardians, feel free to drop riders off with us and come back when they’re finished. No need to hang around unless you’d like to be around to make them feel at ease as they get acquainted with their coaches and other riders.


If anybody would like to join in on the sessions, see what goes on, learn some skills, and get some exercise in, we’d love to have you along as a helper in exchange for full credit for your child’s fees. Parent helpers with Working With Children clearance (and ideally first aid training) are needed just to help round up riders, trail groups to make sure nobody is left behind, and generally offer support along the way. You don’t actually have to offer any coaching, but a riding experience and knowledge of the trails are necessary.

Fruit snacks


To keep the riders energised, happy and safe we’ll be providing fruit snacks part way through each session. Please ensure they bring their own snacks in case they have special preferences, but there will be plenty of fruit to go around. As well as fruit, we sometimes have gummy snakes on hand if riders are fading. Please let us know if you prefer that your child doesn’t receive any.


We recommend you bring the following to all sessions:

  • A proper mountain bike (suitable for off-road use) in good working order, with all bolts tightened and the frame being the right size for the rider.
  • The key is to have fat tyres with knobbly rubber tread on them, not smooth/slick tyres that are narrow.
  • Tyres and suspension should be pumped up to recommended pressures. Tyres should be firm, but supple (not rock hard).
  • Light compact snacks and water bottle to keep you going – at least half a litre of water per hour.
  • Australian Standards approved helmet. Correctly fitted and properly fastened, with the front down over most of the forehead.
  • Sunscreen and appropriate cycling clothing, including protective eye-wear and cycling gloves.
  • Spare tube if possible (we carry some spares, pumps and tools).
  • Warm clothing if it’s cold. Better to over-dress than under-dress. We can carry/store extra clothing.
  • A rain jacket if it looks like it might rain.
  • An open mind ready to learn and have heaps of fun!

*We’ll do bike and equipment checks before each session, teaching riders about the basics. But we’ll be unable to carry out major repairs.


Check out this article we wrote about choosing a bike and setting kids up bikes:

Rain check


We’ll contact you if it looks like it might rain. We normally run sessions if it’s only raining lightly and it isn’t too cold. But if rain gets heavy and it’s really cold we’ll usually postpone sessions. The aim is to keep it enjoyable for the riders, but without trashing bikes or trails.

If we cancel any sessions due to bad conditions you’ll receive a full credits for those sessions, including any card fees. Feel free to email us if conditions look questionable.


We’re all fully accredited, qualified and highly experienced coaches, all with first aid training, mechanical knowledge and Working With Children clearance. We’re also obsessed with bike handling technique and have combined decades of international level competition experience with formulation of proven methods that we can pass on to riders of any level. We don’t believe in ‘one size fits all’ coaching and we always do our best to involve riders in the development process.

Meet our coaches…

Junior riderWHAT WE TEACH

After conducting bike checks and rider assessments in session 1, we will split off into groups based on age, riding proficiency, bike types, fitness, and experience.

Then we’ll cover some of the following skills at a level that matches the capabilities of riders, building up as we go:

  • Group meet-up and introductions
  • Rider, bike and gear safety checks
  • Bike set-up and basic adjustments
  • Rider assessments on basic terrain
  • The art of falling off (but avoiding it)
  • Mounting and dismounting bikes
  • Braking fundamentals
  • Gear changes and selections on the trail
  • Body-bike interactions
  • Bike-trail interactions
  • Balance and handling fundamentals
  • Trail etiquette
  • Scanning ahead and picking lines
  • Steering and cornering
  • ‘Working the bike’ and pumping the trail
  • Steeper descents, roll-downs and drop-offs
  • Manuals and wheelies
  • Bunny hops
  • Riding up ledges and over obstacles
  • Carving turns and railing berms
  • Technical climbing and efficiency
  • Pump-manuals
  • Endos and endo turns
  • Jumping table top jumps
  • Jumping doubles and gaps
  • Advanced line choices and smoothing the trail


Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or special requests.

Trail WorksDID YOU KNOW…

As well as the regular council and park fees we pay, a percentage of the fees you pay for our programs goes towards our donations to trail care and trail maintenance groups in your local area. That way we contribute to improving the trails we ride and coach on. So thank you!

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