Chocolate Foot

Putting our best foot forward

Dam Busting

Learn to conquer Manly Dam!

Dates: Mondays 26 Feb 2018 (6.00-7.30pm), 5, 12 & 19 March 2018 (6.30-7.30pm)

IMG 6579This series of 4 skills rides will take place on the trails of Manly Dam. On each of the four evenings we'll ride a lap of the Dam providing coaching along the way, sessioning obstacles, looking at lines, progressively working towards riding the whole loop smoother, faster, and more confidently!

With its sandstone ledges giving plenty of challenge in the form of roll downs and step ups, and rugged terrain throughout pretty much the whole loop, Manly Dam is a challenging track. But what these challenges also offer is the opportunity to have heaps of fun! We will help you maximise your fun around the Dam by showing you lines, helping you nail those rock steps, and taking the time to session sections to improve your performance and speed.

Fiona Dick & Joe Ward are your instructors for the sessions. With a wealth of knowledge and experience between them, and great feedback on their skills clinics, they are committed to ensuring you have a productive, fun time on the bike and are happy to answer any questions you may have!

What we'll be covering in the skills rides:

  • This workshop is for intermediate riders, and is aimed at riders wanting to improve their skills on rocky terrain. You will need a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Session 1: Bike safety & set up check, skills assessment, brief ride (1.5hrs duration).
  • Sessions 2-4: trail ride around Manly Dam and surrounding trails focusing on different sections each week (1hr duration).

IMG 6558What you'll need to bring:

  • Mountain bike - please make sure your bike is mechanically sound and clean
  • Bike gear - helmet (Australian Standards AS/NZS 2063 approved), gloves, shoes, sunnies
  • Spares & tools - tube, chain link, multi-tool, pump
  • Water - to carry with you on the ride
  • Any snacks you may need

What's provided:

  • Instruction by qualified skills coaches
  • Four fun and challenging sessions on your mountain bike 

Registration Information:

  • Cost for the four ride series is $130. Please note our refund policy
  • Places are limited to 6; minimum age for participants is 18 (younger riders please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to attend)
  • Chocolate Foot is covered by its own Public Liability Insurance. You are responsible for your own Personal Injury Insurance and Ambulance Cover.
  • Final information will be sent by email to all participants after the registration closing date (22 Feb, 5pm).
  • Registration: Mondays 26 Feb, 5, 12 & 19 Mar 2018


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