Adult Progression Sessions

Progression Sessions

The introduction to black trails progression sessions have been put together for riders who are confident on blue trails and are ready to take the next step in their mountain biking journey. 

This a three-week coaching clinic
Held on Saturday mornings for two hours
(3x sessions)

Intro to Black

Intro to Black 1 WEB

These sessions will focus on mastering the basics and learning new techniques that will give you the skills and confidence to conquer black terrain. They will be run using a variety of blue and black trails along with the skills area.

What you need to know

12th August  |  19th August  |  26th August
(Saturday mornings)

10:00am - 12:00pm


2 hrs

Session One Objective
Improve your technical skills and control on challenging terrain

Revisiting the basics
Practicing body positioning, weight distribution, and braking techniques

Master corners
Practice navigating tight technical corners turns by using proper body positioning, braking techniques, and line selection


Session Two Objective
Improve your ability to drop and pump for gaining speed and maintaining momentum on the trail

Learning and experimenting with different drop styles
Explore different drop styles, such as lunge drops and jumping drops, to expand your skillset, and know when the appropriate place to use each technique is

Develop pumping skills
Practice utilizing terrain features such as rollers, berms, and dips to generate speed and maintain momentum without pedalling

Learn technical manoeuvres
Practice advanced techniques such as wheel lifts to overcome trail obstacles like rocks and roots and improve bike control


Session Three Objective
Improve your trail riding techniques and line selection for optimal flow and efficiency

Work on line selection for technical sections
Identifying the smoothest and most efficient line choices for technical descents, and obstacles such as rock gardens.

Practice obstacle negotiation
Learn techniques for clearing rocks, roots, drops, and other common black trail obstacles

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(Includes all three sessions)

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