Wanaka- Mountain Bike Retreat

Looking to get away for a weekend of action, adventure and relaxation all rolled into one?

Keen to learn some skills, meet rad ladies and nourish your body with great local food and beverages?

We have designed this women’s-only mountain bike retreat with you in mind (and to share with you what we love doing in our backyard)

We’ll show you our favourite trails, top swimming spots and introduce you to local characters who are making delicious food, drinks and more in Wanaka

Dates: 8-10 December 2017: Glendhu Bay Lodge, Wanaka
Level: Novice to Strong Intermediate Riders
Registration: Fill in our online form here or email jo@missionwow.org with questions

More skills = more confidence = more fun.
Do more.
 Ride Bikes. Be Happy.

We hope that if we can give you the skills to feel more confidence and have more fun that you will then say ‘Yes’ to adventures more often. When others invite you to go on trips, mini missions or a quick couple of laps, you’ll feel that you know know to manage your self, fix you stuff, pack your gear so that you can enjoy it more. Maybe you’ll meet new rad ladies to plan adventures and invite others along. We love what we do and where we do it and want to share the stoke and the things we’ve learnt along the way.

Say ‘Yes’ to adventure more often. Come play.

Cost: $645 includes

  • 2 nights share accommodation at Glendhu Bay Lodge, lake side lodge
  • All meals and snacks
  • 2 full days and 1 half day mountain bike skills coaching sessions
  • Transport from Queenstown Airport if you’re flying in
  • Transport to riding locations over the weekend
  • 2 yoga/ pilates/ stretch sessions with Prairie from The Body Garage
  • Personalised bike set-up and bike build if you’ve flown with your bike
  • Bike maintenance session
  • Paddleboards to use for early morning cruising/ afternoon floating
  • Wine tasting session from Local winery Maude Wines,
  • Complimentary bottle of Maude Wine or equivalent if you sign up with a friend

A $300 non refundable deposit secures your spot (the remainder is due 24 November)
Space is limited to 16 ladies, minimum numbers required to run, 18 years or older.

Day 1- Friday 8 Dec
Arrive in Wanaka, get settled into lodge. Depending what time you arrive there will be optional activities to entertain you. You are welcome to come in the morning or even the night before.
Afternoon/ Evening
Group ride to find your feet, get to know us and go over some basics
Personalised mountain bike fit and set-up session & option for Paddleboarding
Wine & beer tasting session from Local winery Maude Wines
Dinner

Day 2
- Saturday 9 Dec
Morning– Skills sessions at our purpose built forest skills area, focussing on body position, braking and cadence/ gears.
Lunch– by the river, bring your togs for a quick swim if it’s hot
Afternoon- Coached ride at Deans Bank trail, putting the mornings skills into practice
Evening- Dinner, bike maintenance session, paddle boarding

Day 3- Sunday 10 Dec
Morning– Skills sessions at our purpose built forest skills area, focussing on cornering, line choice through roots, rocks, and small jumps, trail scanning and manoeuvres (wheel lifts, bunny hops and manuals)
Lunch– by the lake, bring your togs for a quick swim if it’s hot
Afternoon- Coached ride at in the forest, putting the mornings skills into practice
Evening- Farewell to you on your onward journey and adventures (or you can stay another night and leave in the morning if you want it to last longer)

BE_SPOKEDGroups & ability
This camp is suitable for a variety of levels from novice to strong intermediate riders. To get the most out of the weekend we would hope that you had been riding for a few years  on grade 2/3 trails for 2-3 hours. Ideal for women who like riding off road on wide dirt trails or on singletrack terrain which may include trees, mud, loose rocks and sand. We will be splitting into 2-3 ability groups during the weekend and rotating through the 3 local coaches and guides who all have different styles and passions to bring to the table.

Registration: Fill in our online form here or email jo@missionwow.org with questions

Mission WOW Wanaka Bike women skills

For the past six  years we have be running a full on one-day bike skills workshops, 3 hour clinics and 5 week skills sessions, catering for 40-50 women in various ability groups, linking it with bike maintenance and sports nutrition in Wanaka and Christchurch

Previous event videos- Wanaka 2012,  Wanaka 2010, Scotland 2012start of the day

Dates not working for you? Let us know here what you’d like and we’ll see if we can make it happen


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