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Mentor and Mountain Biking

Edmund Rice Community Services are in a unique position to offer the opportunity of a mountain bike mentoring program for teens (12 to 18 years old). The program will offer a fun, active, inclusive and supportive opportunity for teens to enjoy and learn about mountain biking. 

It will give participants an opportunity to learn...

  • Mountain Bike Skill techniques.

  • Safe Mountain Bike riding.

  • Mountain Bike Maintenance and bike care.

  • Mountain Bike Track building know how.

  • Resilience

  • Team work

  • Communication

  • Group decision making

  • Making safe choices

  • Expectance and understanding others

  • Goal setting and perseverance to achieve them.

Participants will be riding with and guided by positive mentors, to help steer and guide positive choices and social interactions. The mentors will ride with the group, facilitating and showing positive, real time responses to situations, challenges and frustrations. The mentors will have an open ear to what the young people wish to learn and want to discuss. We will raise social topics from time to time in a gentle but well timed manner to stimulate thinking and discussion.

Our group expectations/values.

  • Turn up

  • Participate

  • Safe choices

  • Respect

Who is this program for?

Teens that have an interest in mountain biking and want to ride.

Basic riding level and fitness is helpful.

Currently we only have two male mentor/instructors so we can only enrol males until we find a female volunteer mentor. 

When and where ?

Every Thursday within the school term

Start time: 4:30pm

Finish time: 6:30pm

Mt Atkinson Community Centre

121-179 Greigs Rd. Truganina

Pick up from Melton on request

What to bring?

  • Wear old clothes....we may just get dirty.

  • Wear what's suitable for the weather on the day.

  • We have bikes and helmets you can borrow.

  • If you want to bring your own bike and you can transport it, bring it along.

  • Bring a bike drink bottle. Other bottles don't stay in the drink bottle holder.

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Meet the Mountain Bike Mentors

Our team of mentors is growing as our group grows. Each mentor brings their own skills and fun approach to mountain biking. They all share the same desire to support young people through an active, fun and engaging approach 

Next step

If you or the young person you are keen to get started, please send us a little description about them and we will get in touch.

If you just want to know more, please ask.

Use the format below or call

Michael on 0466 597 145

Or email him

Thanks for submitting!

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