Skills

The PWC Bike Park has an adventure for everyone – from experienced mountain bikers, to first time riders and kids. Complementary Master Classes are provided to both PWC Bike Park members and daily visitors to improve skills and enhance their mountain biking riding experience. We focus on rider safety, equipment knowledge and improving rider ability. We achieve this with certified instructors, carefully-selected training modules and catering for a variety of rider ability and skill levels. Click below to visit our calendar to see when YOUR next Master Class is taking place.

Bike Skills & Master Classes

The PwC Bike Park has an adventure for everyone – from experienced mountain bikers, to first time riders and kids. Complementary Master Classes are provided to both PwC Bike Park members and daily visitors to improve skills and enhance their mountain biking riding experience. We focus on rider safety, equipment knowledge and improving rider ability. We achieve this with certified instructors, carefully-selected training modules and catering for a variety of rider ability and skill levels. Click below to visit our calendar to see when YOUR next Master Class is taking place.

 

ModuleSkills LevelOverview
Getting to know my MTBNoviceNew riders, who are asking “I bought myself a bike and now what?
Introduction to Mountain BikingNoviceThen video introduces students to basic concepts of Mountain Biking and equip them to competently take on general Mountain Bike trails.
How to Repair Punctures (Tubes/Tubeless)Novice
Intermediate
How to do a puncture repair and minimise your chance of experiencing them, through an understanding of tyre pressure and riding line, for example.
My First Outride/Club RideNovice
Intermediate
This is hosted in conjunction with the Cycle Lab SuperCycling Club and departs from the Fourways Megastore. Novices can join the Beginners Group for a marshalled ride to the PWC Bike Park, where there will be a Beginner skills lesson.
Balancing & Body Positioning
Advanced
IntermediateThe game changer for any Mountain Biker. You will learn techniques to increase your stability on the Mountain Bike for improved safety, performance and speed.
Basic Trailside Repairs (Getting Home)Novice
Intermediate
Instructors share tips and tricks to help with common mechanicals while out on the trails.
Cornering on Flat SurfacesIntermediate
Advanced
Instructors demonstrate the art of Bike/Body separation for smoother and faster cornering to increase average speed and performance.
Cornering on BermsIntermediate
Advanced
Instructors demonstrate the art of Bike/Body technique when riding banked corners called “Berms” and ridden in a specific way will maximise your speed.
Introduction to Drop OffsIntermediate
Advanced
Aimed at the Novice Rider, this technical module teaches you how to tackle this obstacle with confidence and technique
BrakingNovice
Intermediate
Techniques to improve overall riding safety and speed through correct and appropriate braking.
Gearing and CadenceNovice
Intermediate
Improve your skills by learning correct gear selection for varying terrains and how to adjust your pedaling speed accordingly.
Terrain AwarenessNovice
Intermediate
Riders are taught greater situational awareness and how to make appropriate and timeous changes to their body positioning for a safer ride.
ClimbingNovice
Intermediate
Body position and gearing are crucial to effective climbing and you will learn different climbing techniques for varying terrain conditions.
DescendingNovice
Intermediate
Body position and choosing the correct line are two key factors you will learn in this much-overlooked skill.
Ladies Only (Guided Outride)Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Ladies can join one of our qualified and skilled instructors for a relaxed ride in and around the PWC Bike Park. All levels are welcome with the emphasis on enjoyment. Skills pointers and questions are offered and welcome
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