Skills Clinics

Bright Junior Skills Clinics

Alpine Gravity is now offering shuttles, skills coaching and tours in the Mystic Mtb Park in Bright for all disciplines of riding.

CURRENT DATES

  • June 24/25 Bright shuttle w’end/Junior Bike Club Skills Clinic
  • July 8/9 Bright shuttle weekend and All Mountain Skills Clinic
  • July 22/23 Bright shuttle weekend and Enduro Skills Clinic
Book BRIGHT Junior Skills Clinic (10yrs+) Here 
Book BRIGHT Junior Skills Clinic (5-10yrs) Here 

ALPINE CYCLING CLUB DISCOUNT!!!

If you are a junior (or have a junior child) as a member of the local cycling club, or take part in Tuesdays ‘Bike Club’ we have a great deal for you:

TWO OPTIONS:

Discount A: Buy a standard shuttle day pass and junior specific skills clinic bundle, and receive a $50 discount off our junior specific 1 day skills coaching and shuttle day combo. Standard value for shuttle and clinic is $200, but with the Alpine Cycling Club discount becomes $150. Full day shuttle pass can be used at your leisure on any of our shuttle days in Bright with a voucher we send you, and the skills coaching will be either Sat 24 June (5-10 year olds) or Sun 25 June (11 year olds and up) and will include shuttles for that clinic at no extra charge.

Discount B: Buy a standard shuttle day pass and our industry leading 2 day comprehensive All Mountain or Enduro skills clinic bundle, and receive a $50 discount off our 2 Day clinic and shuttle day combo. Standard value for shuttle and clinic is $300, but with the Alpine Cycling Club discount becomes $250. Full day shuttle pass can be used at your leisure on any of our shuttle days in Bright with a voucher, and the skills coaching will be your choice of 8/9 July for the All Mountain or 22/23 July for the Enduro clinic.

Full clinic details for our skills clinics can be found below.

The junior specific coaching clinics are a custom designed format that involves skills based teaching 9-12am, break for lunch, then on the trail ‘real world guided riding’ with coaching from 12:30-4pm.

Saturday 24 June will be the younger age group (5-10 years). Sunday 25 will be the older age group (10 years and up).

Riders or parents that feel they/their child is more advanced rider, should consider the All Mountain or Enduro skills coaching.

Up Coming Clinics


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Alpine Gravity owner and head mountain bike coach Ben Watkins on his way to third place in Masters at the recent Australian Mountain Bike National Championships held in Bright Victoria. Ben didnt have a downhill bike available for the race but didnt want to miss out two years in a row, so he raced his enduro bike! Photo courtesy of kaneophoto.com.au 

Up Coming Clinics


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Alpine Gravity Skills Clinics

Come and learn the core fundamental skills of mountain biking from what our customers call “the best coaching company in the business”. We use the best teaching method and schedule that we developed NOT from a class room qualification, but from over TEN YEARS of passionate coaching and teaching.
We live and breathe riding and have the best qualifications and experience in the coaching business. Our format gives you IMMEDIATE RESULTS and keeps you riding, interested, and learning constantly.

Dont waste months or years feeling clumsy learning how to ride, DO A CLINIC NOW and let us help you, and give you a new skill set to progress in the shortest time possible, allowing you to use those new tools every single time you hit the trails. Less crashing, more confidence, and a greater riding experience is what you get from a clinic with us.

Every single clinic we do, we get responses like these:
(more on our  facebook reviews page)

  • Probably the most valuable two days riding I`ve ever done. Ben Watkins of Alpine Gravity, you are the BEST teacher. Your technical knowledge, your observations and your critical comments were spot on. Because of this I can now turn corners ... and with some speed. I am going to refine the skills from this weekend and then I`d like to take another step up. Thank you so much.

    Tony
  • Wow what a weekend, just did the two day All Mountain Skills clinic in the You Yangs and it exceeded my expectations. I went onto the course with an idea of what I wanted to learn but what I didn't know is how much I would learn and improve in just two days. I was riding sections that I would have previously rode around. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, do yourself a favor and get on one of these courses you will not regret it. A huge thank you to Ben Watkins, I have done a lot of courses over the years and his coaching is outstanding, he's passionate about what he does and has a wealth of knowledge to share. There is no pressure, yet his coaching style builds confidence to give things a go and he also has a great sense of humor

    Dean
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Discounts on Clinics

Your seasons pass also snags you lots of discounts on our Full Range of  Clinics – details in your member pack.

ONE DAY BEGINNER SKILLS CLINIC

One day clinics focusing on the very basics and foundation of riding mountain bikes. Perfect for some one who has just got into mountain biking or have only been riding bikes for a little while. Learn about your bike, how to use it, and the basic skills needed to ride a variety of terrain safely.

Your instructor will explain a new skill, break it down, demonstrate it, and encourage you as you try it, giving you feedback to help you improve with each new step along the way. How to use your gears and brakes, set up and check your bike, and basic riding position are key parts of these clinics.

THESE CLINICS WILL GAIN SKILLS, CONFIDENCE AND SPEED, TAKING YOUR RIDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

What it Covers

  • BIKE SAFETY CHECK
  • BIKE, TYRE, AND SUSPENSION SET UP
  • BODY POSITION, BALANCE AND STABILITY
  • BASIC CORNERING
  • SMOOTH BRAKING
  • BUNNY HOPPING & BASIC JUMPING
  • LINE CHOICE
  • BACK PACK CONTENTS AND TOOLS
  • GROUP DISCUSSION

TWO DAY ALL MOUNTAIN  SKILLS CLINIC

All Mountain clinics are the next step from our Beginner clinics, and are aimed at riders who have been riding for about a year or more, or have experience on other types of bikes such as bmx or motorbikes. If you are keen to take a step forward with your technical skills, while refining the important fundamental skills, this is for you.

You might have ridden for a few years or even done some racing. No matter where your riding is at we will work on building on your current skills to negotiate any trail or technical obstacle, and ride with confidence when the trail gets challenging.

THESE CLINICS WILL GAIN SKILLS, CONFIDENCE, FLOW AND SPEED, TAKING YOUR RIDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

What it Covers

  • BODY POSITION AND BALANCE (STABILITY)
  • CORNERING
  • WHEEL LIFTS AND BUNNY HOPPING
  • JUMPING
  • DROPS AND ABSORBING
  • PRESSURE CONTROL
  • BRAKING AND BRAKE MODULATION
  • CLIMBING AND LUNGING
  • LINE CHOICE AND CREATIVE RIDING
  • ROCK GARDENS
  • STAYING READY AND LOOSE
  • LINKING SECTIONS
  • GROUP DISCUSSION

TWO DAY ENDURO SPECIFIC SKILLS CLINIC

Our Enduro clinics are aimed at more technical and steeper tracks than our All Mountain clinics, with the skills covered being more varied and progressing much further than the All Mtn clinic. This clinic is aimed at riders that already have some riding experience, but cant seem to progress, go faster, or nail really challenging terrain. It is perfect for riders who love aggressive trail/all mountain riding, or who are racing this format. Maybe your looking to get into enduro racing and want to take your riding to the next level. Some of our clients have been racing for years and are amazed they take away brand new skills from these clinics, and more importantly identify and erase bad habbits, which limit progression. We make small changes which create big differences!

THESE CLINICS WILL GAIN SKILLS, CONFIDENCE AND SPEED, TAKING YOUR RIDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

What it Covers

  • BODY POSITION AND BALANCE (STABILITY)
  • BOTH BERMED AND FLAT CORNERING
  • LINE CHANGING
  • JUMPING
  • DROPS AND ABSORBING
  • PRESSURE CONTROL
  • STEP DOWNS
  • BRAKING MODULATION
  • STEEP CHUTES
  • MULTIPLE LINE CHOICE
  • TECHNICAL CLIMBING AND LUNGING
  • TECHNICAL ROCK GARDENS
  • STAYING LOW AND LOOSE
  • LINKING TECH SECTIONS PROFICIENTLY
  • GROUP DISCUSSION

TWO DAY DOWNHILL MASTER CLASS

Our DOWNHILL MASTER CLASS is aimed at riders 15 years old and up who have previous experience riding or racing downhill and want to learn the intricate skills to ride faster and more confidently, and take the next step with thier technical skills and realise thier true potential as a downhill mountain biker. The terrain will be varied, rocky, steep, and off camber, with multiple lines and challenges.

THESE CLINICS WILL GAIN SKILLS, CONFIDENCE AND SPEED, TAKING YOUR RIDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

What it Covers

  • BODY POSITION AND BALANCE
  • BOTH BERMED AND FLAT CORNERING SEPARATELY
  • HIGH SPEED CONTROL
  • LINE CHANGING
  • FAST JUMPS
  • PRESSURE CONTROL
  • BIG DROPS
  • STEP DOWNS
  • BRAKING MODULATION
  • VERY STEEP TERRAIN
  • MULTIPLE LINE CREATION
  • VERY TECHNICAL ROCK GARDENS
  • STAYING LOW AND LOOSE
  • LINKING MULTIPLE TECH SECTIONS TOGETHER
  • GROUP DISCUSSION

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