Mountain Bike Skills Taupo is a coaching service for Adults and Youth to develop their mountain bike skills and give riders more confidence and enjoyment when out on the trails. Position and Balance (ie. stability, range of movement, position on the bike) and Operation of Controls (ie. efficiency, cadence, speed control, ratio of braking) are fundamental skills of mountain biking.
Get these right and you are well on the way to MASTERING mountain biking and LOVING IT!

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.

We provide group coaching sessions and one-on-one coaching for Adults and Youth at Craters Mountain Bike Park, Taupo. Our Coaches hold a current Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association (PMBIA) coaching qualification so are well versed in modern teachings of mountain bike skills and are also Cycling NZ Accredited Coaches.

Craters Young Pinners: Youth Programme is an After-School and Holiday Programme for youth aged 7 – 17 years, providing an avenue for our young riders to develop their riding ability, skills and confidence in a controlled environment, make some great friendships along the way and have fun times playing on their bikes enjoying the outdoors.

Our Craters Young Pinners: Youth Programme aims to:

  • Provide an opportunity for youth to be introduced to mountain biking at an early age;
  • Develop a passion for the sport of mountain biking amongst our youth and increase the number of youth who choose mountain biking as their primary sport;
  • Provide the next step for children to advance from Kids Bike Taupo to mountain biking more specifically;
  • Educate youth on the art of mountain biking – develop their skills, ability and confidence on a mountain bike with a Qualified Coach; and
  • Help create well rounded, healthy, respectful young people in our local community.

Guiding in Craters MTB Park - If you are visiting Taupo and just want to ride and not think about planning where to venture, then let us take the stress out of your ride and guide you around the park to the best spots. Simply send us your wish-list and we will come up with an awesome plan.

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If you are interested please feel free to enquire about our programmes