Chocolate Foot

Putting our best foot forward

Demystifying Manly Dam

Join us for a workshop on the iconic trails of Manly Dam!

Upcoming Skills Clinic Dates:

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  • Sunday 20 October 2019, 8.30am-12.30pm
  • Sunday 15 December 2019, 8.30am-12.30pm

What's this workshop all about?

Can 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.

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 ledges, and taking the time to session sections to improve your performance and speed.

Fiona Dick & Joe Ward are your instructors for the session. 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 workshop:

  • This workshop is for intermediate riders, and is aimed at riders wanting to improve their skills on rocky terrain. Front wheel lifts are a skill you'll need for this clinic, feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to chat about this!
  • Bike safety & set up check
  • Skills assessment
  • Trail ride around Manly Dam and surrounding trails with skills instruction along the way


What you'll need to bring:

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

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  • Instruction by qualified skills coaches
  • A fun and challenging four hours on your mountain bike 

Registration Information:

  • Cost for the skills clinic is $100. Please note our refund policy
  • Places are limited to 8; 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 in the week prior to the clinic
  • Registration: Sunday 20 October 2019
  • Registration: Sunday 15 December 2019


Want to attend a clinic but the advertised date is unsuitable for you? Subscribe to our Skills Clinic mailing list below to receive information about clinic dates. Or, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the possibility of one-on-one training.