Chocolate Foot

Upcoming Skills Clinics

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3 September 2018

Dear All

Hope you've all been taking advantage of the mild winter to get in plenty of time on the trail. We've been keeping busy with an addition to the Chocolate Foot team, a puppy named Digley, who has been responsible for keeping us off our bikes a fair bit, but we kinda don't mind that too much - he's pretty cute, and we're hoping that one day he'll be a good companion on the trails! 

Skills Clinics at Manly Dam, Oct - Dec 2018

We've just published details of our upcoming skills clinics, including an option to sign up for a small group session on designated dates which we'll run if we have enough takers, plus pricing for private and small groups.We're always open to changing up what we offer, and have good availability during the week as well as weekends, so This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if there's something you'd like to see on the schedule and we'll see what we can do!

Demystifying the Dam

IMG 0616Can you ride most of Manly Dam ... but feel you're lacking the skill or confidence to truly conquer it? Then our Demystifying the Dam clinic is for you. Or perhaps you've never ridden the Dam but want the opportunity to tackle rocky terrain in a supportive and fun environment, then you should definitely join us! We'll have you clearing the tricky bits and riding with greater confidence and control.

This workshop is also perfect for anyone who's completed our one-day skills clinic and is ready for the next challenge.

Course dates: 7 October

MTB Skills

This skills clinic at Manly Dam is suitable for beginner (with some off road experience) and intermediate riders who want to improve their technical riding ability. You will have a reasonable amount of riding experience and a good level of fitness. With two instructors and a small group of participants, we can ensure plenty of attention for each person. The drills you'll learn and practice will be tailored to ensure everyone gets the most out of the day.

Course dates: 10 November

Women's MTB Skills

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Same as above but for women only. These clinics always have a really fun and supportive vibe! Good times!

Course dates: 14 October

One-on-One / Small Group Tuition

We also offer private or small group tuition, so if you can't make a group clinic or want private coaching, get in touch! These can be scheduled for any day of the week, and can be held at St Ives Showground or Manly Dam. We are also happy to travel to a location of your choice if the landowner permits it.

We've put together some dates for expressions of interest for either private tuition or small groups (which we'll run if we have enough interest). Check it out at the link below, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to explore this option.

NSW Bike Week 2018 - Free Clinics!

As part of the annual NSW Bike Week, we'll be joining Northern Beaches Council and a bunch of other bike-related people down at Middle Creek Reserve, Narrabeen Lagoon, on September 23. We'll be running two free one-hour "Introduction to MTB" sessions, at 10.30am and 12.00pm, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis - so if you or anyone you know might be keen, come on down! There'll be heaps of other stuff going on such as free e-bike rides, fun kids' activities, and displays from lots of local businesses.

Social Rides

We're involved in a bunch of regular social rides on Sydney's Northern Beaches. The regular rides include beginner and intermediate women’s MTB and road training rides. As mentioned at the top, we regularly ride and lead the Manly Cycles social rides, details posted here:

That's it for now, wishing you a great week ahead and we look forward to seeing you out on the trails!


Fi & Joe


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