Wanaka- Bike

MTB Skill Sessions

WOW-bike Wanaka series


To give you the skills to be more confident on your bike so you can enjoy riding more


  • To provide a fun, supportive environment to learn in
  • To encourage beginner riders to progress their skills
  • To inspire experienced riders to challenge themselves and step up their riding to the next level
  • To build a community of like- minded riders

Mission WOW Wanaka Bike women skills


Whether it be for fitness, fun, family or with the intention of entering adventure races., there are so many fundamental skills to learn about biking which can help make it more enjoyable and so you can progress through whatever goals you may have.

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For the past few years we have run a full on one-day bike skills workshop, catering for 40-50 women each time, linking it with bike maintenance and sports nutrition.

Previous event videos- Wanaka 2012,  Wanaka 2010, Scotland 2012

start of the day

This year we have decided to do it differently and run series of Tuesday evening skills sessions and group rides. Our hope is that you can learn a few skills one week and then practice them on a ride the next week and then move onto different skills and then practice them, without getting overwhelmed with too much info in one go.  Past participants, on our one-day courses, have said that all the info is great but that they wanted more time to consolidate it while riding before learning more.

7 week program; one shop night, 3 skills sessions and 3 group rides.
Time: 6.15-7.45 every Tuesday
Cost: $89 for the 7 weeks

  • goodie bag
  • Outside Sports bike maintenance evening
  • welcome drink
  • 4.5 hours of specific sikills coaching
  • 4.5 hours of coached group ride
  • final fling BBQ and beer
  • donation to Bike Wanaka for all the awesome trail building that they do

The program will start on Tues 29 Oct with a meet and greet at Outside Sports bike shop for a women’s specific bike tech session and beverages!

Proposed program Nov-Dec 2013
Tues. 29 Oct– Outside Sports Bike- maintenance evening and welcome drink 6.30pm
Tues. 5 Nov– Skills session 1
Tues. 12 Nov– Coached group ride
Tues. 19 Nov– Skills session 2
Tues. 26 Nov– Coached group ride
Tues. 3 Dec– Skills session 3
Tues. 10 Dec– Coached group ride and BBQ


The aim is for 3 different ability groups of 6 participants each. There might also be a second tail guide/ coach with each group.

Location: The skills sessions will be in one spot and the group rides will move locations each week.

Thanks to Maude Wines, Outside Sports and Bike Wanaka for the support

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