Bike skills

enjoy Rotorua’s famous single trails in the Whakarewarewa forest while working on your skills.  Your options are:

Private Lesson = 1 on 1


 You & Your Friends = as a Group

it will help if you are of similar riding levels or want to work on the same skills.

Topics we may want to work on are :

  • Riding position for bike control
  • Braking, when & how
  • Pedalling, how to do it efficiently
  • Cornering, in control & with speed
  • Climbing, how to use less energy and do it faster
  • Descending, in control, with speed, in style
  • Gears, selection & shifting
  • Choosing lines through single trails, what to look for
  • Effective ways over roots, rocks and off camber sections
  • Mastering drops small or large, stay in control
  • Learning how to jump, do it with style and land in control
  • ‘Trail specific’; looking at sections of trails
  • or pre-ride a race course so there are no surprises on race day
  • ….

Don’t forget it is your session, I will cater for your wants and needs.

How does my way differ from other bike skills lessons on offer?

  • I will design your session around your specific needs rather than follow a set lesson plan.
  • You decide on the duration of your lesson.

Why choose me as a coach?

  • I love mountain biking and want you to enjoy it as much as I do.
  • My teaching is based on personal experience as well as from studying at tertiary level.
    • I raced mountain bikes for many year starting in 2006. I raced at national and international level and different disciplines; mainly: cross country, marathon, xterra and enduro.
    • My qualifications are: Degree in Sport Management, Diploma in Sport Coaching &  Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching (PE, Outdoor Recreation and Health), Menopause for Athletes – DrStacySims

check out my pricing

Let’s Ride!

022 4288 158

Annika Smail, Rotorua, New Zealand