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Mountain Biking for Everyone

Skill development - Gaining confidence - Preparing for events - Youth programmes - XC racing - Guiding

RIDE IT, ENJOY IT...MASTER IT, LOVE IT!

Bike Craft is a coaching service for Adults and Youth to develop their mountain bike skills and give riders more confidence and enjoyment out on the trails

Position and Balance (ie. being strong and stable on the bike, increasing your range of movement, climbing and descending body position) and Operation of Controls (ie. gear efficiency, cadence, controlling speed, braking) are fundamental skills of mountain biking.  Learning to effectively Trail Scan aids in faster reactions times, better line choices and gives a rider more control and flow.  Developing your Direction Control (ie. angulation – leaning your bike underneath you, rotation of your body)  enables a rider to hold a line, change a line or to corner the bike more effectively. Fine tune these skills and you are well on the way to MASTERING mountain biking and LOVING IT!

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After School Programmes

  • After-School Taupo - Term 4: Grade 2+ Trails: 6-9yrs
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  • After-School Taupo - Term 4: Grade 2/3 Trails: 10-12yrs
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  • After-School Hawkes Bay - Term 4: Grade 2/3 Trails: 7-9yrs
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  • After-School Hawkes Bay - Term 4: Grade 2/3+ Trails: 10-12yrs
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What can Bike Craft offer you?

You may be a Seasoned Rider but have hit a plateau in your riding ability, or never really learnt how to master the art of cornering, or when and how to brake, or how to ride uphill efficiently or downhill with confidence, or simply how to stay in control on your bike.

Have you have invested in an E-bike, but it is a while since you have ridden bikes so need a refresher? Or maybe you want to keep up with the grandchildren? Let us help you gain more confidence and skill on your bike.

Adventure Racing is an emerging event style which includes a mountain biking section - they are awesome fun, but can be even more fun when you are confident and in control of your mountain bike.

New To Mountain Biking - Perhaps you haven't ventured on mountain bike trails before and want to progress from riding along the lakefront, then all you need is a little bit of confidence and a few handy tips on how to handle your mountain bike and you'll be away laughing.

Or maybe you are an Up and Coming Young Rider and this is the sport of your choice. Get your foundation skills nailed and the sky is the limit.

What our riders say about us

We are a group of older (70 ishers) Taupo mountain bikers who have recently completed a mountain-bike upskilling series with Paula, of "Bike Craft" . "You're never too old to learn" is so true and even after many mountain-biking years we came away with more knowledge, confidence and riding skills.  Paula was always punctual, patient and imparted her extensive mountain biking knowledge with wisdom and wit. Our group, "The Old Farts" have no hesitation in recommending Paula's various programmes to any who want to enjoy mountain biking with confidence be they beginners or aspirational winners.

Bjarne,John, Kit, Max, Robbie, Vern

I enrolled both of my children in with Paula at Bikecraft to sharpen their mountain bike skills and learn from a professional.  Both of my kids are intermediate level and after each ride I could see an improvement in skill and confidence.  Most importantly they always came back with big smiles and stories about their rides.  Paula takes the kids a little bit out of their comfort zones, not enough to scare them, but enough to take them to the next level.
Highly recommend the program to any parents looking to either get their kids into mountain bike riding and or improving on existing skills.

Richard

Paula from Bikecraft NZ taught me a broad range of skills in a very short time.  She not only helped me but enabled me to make it to the start and finish line of a 30km race.  Within 3 months Paula took me from zero bike fitness and riding grade1 and 2 trails to confidently riding grade 3 - 4 and completing my first ever 30km MTB event.  I was beyond nervous leading up to the event and on the start line, but Paula had prepared me for everything - even my first crash (which happened in the event). I knew what I needed to do and how to get my head back into the game. The home program Paula wrote for me and the weekly check-ins kept me on track.  We had a few training sessions together which were invaluable. Paula's passion for MTB is contagious and you come away from every training session (either with her or on your home program) feeling like you have accomplished big things. I rate BikecraftNZ and Paula very highly and recommend anyone who wants to enjoy their bike more to get in touch with her

Carlee Robinson

Paula taught both of our children during both holiday session and term weekly sessions. Paula provided a really personalised approach which was important to us, as was local knowledge and a focus on health and safety. The kids had a blast. Paula provided excellent communication before and after rides along with useful feedback for the kids themselves after each ride. Both kids dramatically improved their skills, our son is now out-riding us! Thanks again Paula.

Pernille Fletcher

AdventureMark Safety Audit Certified