Alpine Lessons - Bike Riding

Introduction to mountain bikes and off road riding.

Bike Riding

The desired outcomes of this unit are to install the students with confidence in all aspects of biking.

We introduce the students to riding in the Alpine environment (both on and off road) and hope to build their confidence so they can utilise their time on bikes whilst at the Alpine School Campus. The lessons also help students to develop a thorough understanding on bike repair and bike maintenance.

The classes allow the students to get out into the local environment and ride on some of the local park access trails, which vary in difficulty, around Dinner Plain and Mt Hotham. ASC also has a well established bike maintenance shed attached to the building where students can begin to take ownership on the longevity of the bike's working parts.

Once students have completed the introduction to bikes module they are able to use the bikes, under supervision, any chance they get. Some of the best times to utilise the bikes are on rest days where sometimes groups ride to destinations such as Omeo or the summit of Mt Hotham.