Winter 2024 School Holiday Programs and Term Three After School Programs BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

Kids progressing their MTB skills

A fantastic Review of Last Week’s Gravity Day Care session at the Field of Dreams.


Hi everyone,

some simply AMAZING PROGRESS by the kids over term two, so great to have so many dry winter mountain bike coaching sessions… and now we get to play in the rain!. Please note that ALL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM bookings are 100% refundable if cancelled due to rain.  We are based in Nelson, New Zealand and blessed with over 400kms of singletrack within  a 45 minute drive of the centre of town so lets get those kids out riding and improving their skills and confidence.

GET IN QUICK! School Holiday and Term Three BOOKINGS NOW OPEN.

With me being away for this July holidays we would love it if parents can get quite proactive with booking School Holiday and After School Term Three mountain bike coaching spaces so that the majority of the admin can be done before school holidays start.   Please take a moment to look through everything we are offering and jump to those booking links!

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, or pass on this information to other friends and family who might not be on our exclusive email list.

After School Programs

For Term Three 2024 After School Mountain Bike Coaching programs I suggest parents “assume” that their kids will end up in pretty much the same day/time slots as Term Two, UNLESS YOU NEED TO CHANGE, in which case include notes about this in the booking form.   I have left enabled the option to pay half now, and the balance before coaching starts in the second week of Term Three (Monday 29th of July), and I will finalise everything in the week of 22nd-27th of July.  NOTE: Night lights will still be helpful during the early part of this term.   As always the booking link takes you to a PLACEHOLDER date, fill in the details there, and then we will allocate the groups.

Kids Mountain Bike Coaching and Progression

July  School Holidays.

Coach Ben and a number of his assistants will be here to look after your kids in the school holidays with the usual exciting combo of different activities available.

“Mentored Mondays”: this is a great opportunity for kids to ride their mountain bikes to a slightly more advanced trail than they usually do under supervision of coach Ben, and with lots of coaching around “how to make good decisions when scouting harder tracks”.  Minimum of FOUR kids of around the same level required.  This is cheap as chips at only $40 for roughly three hours.

Monday 8th of July: BOOK NOW:

Monday 15th of July: BOOK NOW:

Gravity “Day Care” Sessions, this is the big version of the Sendy Sundays we have been holding.  SIX HOURS of supervised awesomeness at the Field of Dreams plus snacks and sausages! Suitable for kids of all ages, and a great way for parents to keep the kids out of their hair from 10am-4pm on a school holiday day.  Cost is $100, but after your 3rd session just ask for a discount code to go for half-price. Over 20 drops of different heights, TWO airbags, and a mulch jump plus experienced coaches means the progression is off the charts on mountain bike drops, jumps, tricks, cornering, body position and more.  Minimum of SIX kids to make a session happen. Check out a few videos from previous sessions (before we had two airbags!):

Tuesday 9th of July: BOOK NOW:

Thursday 11th of July: BOOK NOW:

Tuesday 16th of July: BOOK NOW:

Thursday 18th of July: BOOK NOW:

Gravity “Enduro/DH Camp”: Wednesday the 10th of July (Friday the 12th could be a rain postponement day).We are very lucky to have multi-year national mountain bike Downhill champion (also with years of experience racing overseas), Kieran Bennett put his hand up to coach ONE and ONE ONLY special Enduro/DH Camp these school holidays, STRICTLY LIMITED SPOTS, DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY.   There is a small possibility Loui Harvey might be able to offer a session in week two of the holidays but we won’t know until last minute, so grab a spot on Kieran’s camp so you don’t miss out.Meet at the shop at 9am and take the shuttle up to the top of one of Nelson’s iconic DH or Enduro trails (629 or Gamble/Jurassic level) with Kieran and coach Ben, one of our drivers will take you guys up and drop you to session your way down on your mountain bikes.  Then meet at the bottom after a bite to eat and head back up to do two or three shuttle runs, wrapping up at around 3pm.Aim is to focus on the froth around current Junior and Senior kiwis overseas racing at the international level and help these kids dream about getting to that level themselves and gaining an insight into some of the prep needed to really have a solid go of it overseas or at home over a sustained career like you have had.We also “incept” ideas around nutrition, stretching, off the bike working out, psychology etc from Kieran’s race experience and hide it under a solid layer of demos, line-choice, sessioning, video analysis etc.  Ideally some good instagram footage as well.  Plus some follow-me or follow-you gopro footage.

This is an amazing opportunity, don’t miss out.  MINIMUM FOUR, MAXIMUM EIGHT.



Alistair Matthew
CFO (Chief Facial Hair Officer)
“Get the dirt on mountain biking in and around Nelson, New Zealand!”
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