Mountain Bike Programs all ages and abilities

Weekend and After School Mountain Bike Programs

Have Fun – Make Friends – Develop New Skills

Mountain biking is an amazing sport. It is fun, social, low pressure, provides a great sense of adventure and develops a lifelong love of the outdoors. Kids can gain a sense of independence whilst building fitness and resilience. Our goal at Bike On is to share this joy of mountain biking with kids of all ages and support them as they grow and develop in the sport.

We provide a wide variety of structured programs ranging from beginners just starting out through to advanced racing teams and every stage in between. Our program options are across multiple days and locations for children aged 5-17.

Ages 5-17

Beginner to Advanced

Qualified profesional coaches

Multiple age and skill groups

Fun with friends

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Please note | We have wait lists in place for ALL After School and Weekend programs. We have a very limited number spaces available in some skill groups but we are managing bookings on a case by case basis and bookings will only be taken after a discussion /clarification of your child’s skill levels. Please contact us to discuss or join a wait list

Monthly Subscription Mountain Bike Programs for Kids

Noosa | Nambour | Gympie

Bike On offers subscription programs, that are charged on a month-by-month basis.

Kids enrolled in subscription programs come to their selected after school or weekend programs during term, and over school holidays can come to a wide variety of programs at no additional cost (past the monthly fee). Many of our programs sell out and a subscription guarantees a space on going, until cancelled or paused.

Subscriptions also come with a range of other benefits for parents too including:

  • Access to free ad hoc adult’s MTB coaching groups
  • Discounted weekend and weeklong MTB holidays
  • Access to free social ride groups
  • 10% off Bike servicing at Venture Cycles
  • 10% off mobile bike servicing by Ultime Velo
  • 10% of suspension servicing at Black Art MTB

There are no minimum enrolment periods and subscriptions can be cancelled at any time. Refunds and credits are not provided for the unused portion of the month; however, you are free to utilise the enrolment to the end of the month in which you cancel.

NON-SUBSCRIPTION Options

We do offer the majority of our programs as a non-subscription, pay up front term by term option. In many circumstances, these are more expensive than a subscription option. These are only available in the lead up to each term or for holiday programs. If you do not see the term only program you are looking for, please contact us.

After School Shredders – If you just want to ride one or more after school programs but no weekends | 5-17 years | Beginner – Advanced

Saturday Senders – If you want to ride Saturday afternoons OR Saturday afternoons & after school | 5-14 years | Beginner – Upper Intermediate

Development Team – If you want to ride Saturday mornings OR Saturday mornings & after school | 8-17 years| Intermediate – Advanced

Race Team – If you want to ride Saturday mornings OR Saturday mornings & after school | 11-17 years | Advanced – by invite only

School Holiday 1 & 2 Day Programs – Holiday MTB skills development and fun | 5-17 years | Beginner – Advanced

School Holiday Shuttle Bus Programs – Lots of fast riding under supervision without the hill climbs | 9 -17 years | Upper Intermediate – Advanced (this is a program for strong, confident and capable riders only)

Please note suggested ages are just indicative but if outside these ages please consider contacting us to discuss suitability.

Typically, a subscription option will be better value. Subscription programs allow for monthly payments and future renewals can be cancelled at any time. As they continue over holidays, they include holiday programs and will be much cheaper than even purchasing a single holiday program each holiday period. Subscriptions also include 1 Bike On team jersey for free every year. Subscriptions also allow the option of additional second and third days each week at a nominal cost.

Term only programs are sold as a 10-week block, they are not creditable or refundable for unused portions. After school term only programs represent marginally better value if there is no possibility your child will ride in any school holiday programs, doesn’t want a team jersey and only wants to ride one program per week, otherwise a subscription will be the better option. Weekend Term Only programs are just as, if not more, expensive than the subscription options, however as there is still some demand for the pay everything up front option, we do still offer the option if you wish.

Not sure which way to go? Just contact us.

“Term Only” Mountain Bike Programs for Kids

Noosa | Nambour | Gympie

Term only programs are sold in the lead up to each term. They are a pay upfront purchase of the entire term block and do not automatically renew at the end of each term. They do not include the Bike On jersey that is included with subscription programs. Term Only programs do not include school holiday programs and participation in holiday programs will require a separate booking and payment.

After School Shredders – If you just want to ride one or more after school programs but no weekends | 5-17 years | Beginner – Advanced

Saturday Senders – If you want to ride Saturday afternoons OR Saturday afternoons & after school | 5-14 years | Beginner – Upper Intermediate

Development Team – If you want to ride Saturday mornings OR Saturday mornings & after school | 8-17 years| Intermediate – Advanced

Race Team – If you want to ride Saturday mornings OR Saturday mornings & after school | 11-17 years | Advanced – by invite only

School Holiday 1 & 2 Day Programs – Holiday MTB skills development and fun | 5-17 years | Beginner – Advanced

School Holiday Shuttle Bus Programs – Lots of fast riding under supervision without the hill climbs | 9 -17 years | Upper Intermediate – Advanced (this is a program for strong, confident and capable riders only)

Please note suggested ages are just indicative but if outside these ages please consider contacting us to discuss suitability.

Typically, a subscription option will be better value. Subscription programs allow for monthly payments and future renewals can be cancelled at any time. As they continue over holidays, they include holiday programs and will be much cheaper than even purchasing a single holiday program each holiday period. Subscriptions also include 1 Bike On team jersey for free every year. Subscriptions also allow the option of additional second and third days each week at a nominal cost.

Term only programs are sold as a 10-week block, they are not creditable or refundable for unused portions. After school term only programs represent marginally better value if there is no possibility your child will ride in any school holiday programs, doesn’t want a team jersey and only wants to ride one program per week, otherwise a subscription will be the better option. Weekend Term Only programs are just as, if not more, expensive than the subscription options, however as there is still some demand for the pay everything up front option, we do still offer the option if you wish.

Not sure which way to go? Just contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

All of Bike On’s Mountain Bike Coaching programs are about having fun in a low pressure, supportive and inclusive environment. We aim to develop a life long passion for the joy and excitement of mountain biking by allowing kids to have fun, ride with mates and take their riding to the next level in a progressive manner under the supervision of PMBIA qualified coaches.

All our programs are open to a wide range of ages and skills and we run all programs with multiple coaches and multiple groups so your child will participate with a group of students of a similar ability and work on developing skills at a level appropriate to them.

Most sessions will have the instructor introducing a particular focus skill, practicing this skill in a controlled environment so the kids become familiar with it, then we spend the rest of the session riding around putting it into practice on the trails.

During School Term Bike On operates the following weekly programs:

  • Monday | 3:45pm – 5:15pm | Gympie (Victory Heights Recreational Trails) | Beginner – Advanced | 5-17 years
  • Tuesday | 3:45pm – 5:15pm | Noosa (Wooroi Mountain Bike Trails) | Beginner – Advanced | 5-17 years
  • Wednesday | 3:45pm – 5:15pm | Nambour (Parklands Mountain Bike Trails) | Beginner – Advanced | 5-17 years
  • Thursday | 3:45pm – 5:15pm | Noosa (Wooroi Mountain Bike Trails) | Beginner – Advanced | 5-17 years
  • Saturday | 9:00am – 11:00am | Alternates weekly between Nambour and Noosa| | Intermediate – Advanced | 8-17 years
  • Saturday | 1:30pm – 3:00pm | Noosa (Wooroi Mountain Bike Trails) | Beginner – Upper Intermediate | 5-14 years
  • Saturday | 1:30pm – 3:00pm | Gympie (Victory Heights Recreational Trails) | Beginner – Upper Intermediate | 5-14 years

During school holidays, we run a large variety of 1 & 2 day programs across all locations, see our holiday programs section for all options.

Please note suggested ages are just indicative but if outside these ages please consider contacting us to discuss suitability.

After School Shredders – If you just want to ride one or more after school programs but no weekends | 5-17 years | Beginner – Advanced

Saturday Senders – If you want to ride Saturday afternoons OR Saturday afternoons & after school | 5-14 years | Beginner – Upper Intermediate

Development Team – If you want to ride Saturday mornings OR Saturday mornings & after school | 8-17 years| Intermediate – Advanced

Race Team – If you want to ride Saturday mornings OR Saturday mornings & after school | 11-17 years | Advanced – by invite only

School Holiday 1 & 2 Day Programs – Holiday MTB skills development and fun | 5-17 years | Beginner – Advanced

School Holiday Shuttle Bus Programs – Lots of fast riding under supervision without the hill climbs | 9 -17 years | Upper Intermediate – Advanced (this is a program for strong, confident and capable riders only)

Please note suggested ages are just indicative but if outside these ages please consider contacting us to discuss suitability.

We run programs for all standards from beginner to advanced race programs. Our programs cater to kids 5-17 years of age. To participate in a program, riders must at least be capable of:

  • Confidently riding a bike on smooth dirt surfaces.
  • Stopping a bike using hand brakes without placing feet on the ground.
  • Be prepared to ride up hills. Please be aware these are group programs. Although we cater to young children, to avoid adversely impacting the groups all participants MUST have the resilience and ability to ride up hills without dismounting and walking.

Some programs that only cater to more advanced riders will have additional requirements and different age recommendations. Please note suggested ages are just indicative but if outside these ages please consider contacting us to discuss suitability.

Bike Requirements
The bike must be of a standard that doesn’t represent an unreasonable safety risk when riding on mountain bike trails. A suitable bike will have:

  • Functional hand brakes for both the front AND rear wheels (No foot brakes permitted)
  • Correctly adjusted and well maintained gears (Bike must have gears)
  • Tires with a reasonable amount of tread
  • Minimum tire size of 20” – It is highly unlikely that bikes with smaller wheels will be suitable for any programs. 
  • Well maintained and serviced

All programs come with completely free bike safety checks, conducted by Bike On which also includes free basic adjustments (excludes parts and labour costs to fit).

*Please note some more advanced programs have additional requirements

Additional Equipment Requirements
The following additional equipment is compulsory for all programs:

  • A correctly fitting Australian Standards approved helmet – We strongly suggest a full face helmet
  • Enclosed footwear – We suggest MTB specific footwear
  • Water AND a method of carrying it
  • A tube that is suitable for your bike

Please note Instructors are already required to carry a significant amount of equipment and heavy backpacks as part of their role. They have very limited space in the backpacks, please do not assume them to be in a position to carry participant’s water or snacks

*Please note some more advanced programs have additional requirements

We would also strongly recommend the following protective equipment:

  • Full face helmet
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Full finger gloves

Ultimately, we will allocate kids to groups that are suitable for their level of skill and stamina. This is done by a basic riding skills assessment on the first week and ongoing feedback from their coach. As students’ progress, they will be moved up groups as required. Most of our programs cater to all levels of riders, so we will have a suitable group for them.

While we make every effort to allow friends to ride together, we cannot put kids up into groups that they are not ready for. Kids will typically have the opportunity to drop down a skill level if they request, but this is up to the child in question and may impact what they learn.

Bike On is all about development. We can assist your child from their first MTB steps through to becoming an instructor or participating in our race team. Many of our younger instructors are actually Bike On students who have progressed to the point where they hold PMBIA coaching qualifications and now coach kids for us.

Weekly Programs

In the interest of transparency and to avoid disappointment, we’d like to make it clear that all programs are priced on the assumption that 7 out of 10 weeks will run each term. However, we will run all 10 weeks of term at no additional charge if conditions allow (essentially providing up to 3 free sessions per term and some degree of flexibility for students that skip weeks for various reasons). In normal circumstances, participants will get more than the 7 weeks, in very rare circumstances they may not. In order to ensure space for your child, a booking reserves the space for each week of the term. Low weekly costs are achieved by selling spaces as a term long program and are not possible by selling weekly spots on a casual basis. As with most term or season long group sports, they are not costed to include credits, refunds or alternative classes for weeks missed for any reason.

If you envisage missing the majority of weeks, you may wish to pay the week-by-week casual fee of $75 however this is strictly subject to availability on the week in the group that is suitable for your child. No guarantee of availability of casual spots on any given week are given and availability changes over the term.

In the event of inclement weather (heavy rain, storms etc.) we may look to postpone, modify or cancel the session, but will attempt to deliver the majority of classes. As a result, we do ride in the rain with due consideration to safety. We will make every effort to deliver all sessions in any given period, but the program pricing assumes that events beyond our control may result in some programs not running. Bike On strictly adhere to capacity numbers for all programs and cannot typically accommodate missed or cancelled sessions by moving kids around between different programs week to week.

Holiday Programs

Credits and refunds are only offered for holiday programs we cancel. Where children elect not to ride for some or all of the program for any reason including weather, tiredness other issues, refunds or credits are not typically provided. A full overview of our policy is here LINK REQUIRED

Bike On offers subscription programs, that are charged on a month-by-month basis.

Kids enrolled in subscription programs come to their selected after school or weekend programs during term, and over school holidays can come to a wide variety of programs at no additional cost (past the monthly fee). Many of our programs sell out and a subscription guarantees a space on going, until cancelled or paused.

Subscriptions also come with a range of other benefits for parents too including:

  • Access to free ad hoc adult’s MTB coaching groups
  • Discounted weekend and weeklong MTB holidays
  • Access to free social ride groups
  • 10% off Bike servicing at Venture Cycles
  • 10% off mobile bike servicing by Ultime Velo
  • 10% of suspension servicing at Black Art MTB

There are no minimum enrolment periods and subscriptions can be cancelled at any time. Refunds and credits are not provided for the unused portion of the month; however, you are free to utilise the enrolment to the end of the month in which you cancel.

NON-SUBSCRIPTION Options

We do offer the majority of our programs as a non-subscription, pay up front term by term option. In many circumstances, these are more expensive than a subscription option. These are only available in the lead up to each term or for holiday programs. If you do not see the term only program you are looking for, please contact us.

Term only programs are sold in the lead up to each term. They are a pay upfront purchase of the entire term block and do not automatically renew at the end of each term. They do not include the Bike On jersey that is included with subscription programs. Term Only programs do not include school holiday programs and participation in holiday programs will require a separate booking and payment.

If you would like to trial a Bike On program, we would strongly encourage you to sign up for a subscription from $139.99 per month (cancel any time, no obligation to continue after the first 4 weeks). This will give your child 4 weeks to try out the program, get to know the coaches, other kids in the groups and develop the skill required to start enjoying MTB riding.

Alternatively, single casual lessons are available at $75 and are subject to availability, please contact us to arrange a single trial lesson.

Why Choose Bike On Mountain Bike Coaching for Your Child?

Full Development pathways

Bike On are experts in kids’ MTB development. We can assist your child along their entire mountain bike journey.

From ages 5-17, we assist children from their first taste of mountain biking right through to advanced racing or even becoming an instructor. In fact, you will find that many of our junior coaches are kids that began their MTB journey with Bike On many years ago.

Bike On operates a huge variety of After School, Weekend and School Holiday programs that will appeal to all skill levels and ages, so we are sure to have something for you and your child.

fully qualified coaches

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when learning. All Bike On Coaches hold the internationally recognised PMBIA coaching qualifications. PMBIA coaching methodology follow a skills-based teaching approach which breaks riding down to its fundamental skills and allows us to teach & consolidate one aspect at a time, while making you faster, smoother, better and safer.

Be it a single lesson or ongoing weekly development our coaching team led by Ben, Cindy, Mel and Rhonda can tailor a plan to suit you or your child’s specific goals.

Multiple Age & SkiLL group options

Although all our programs are open to a wide range of ages and skills, we run all programs with multiple coaches and multiple groups so your child will participate with a group of students of a similar ability and work on developing skills at a level appropriate to them.

Most sessions run with the instructor introducing a particular focus skill, practicing this skill in a controlled environment so the kids become familiar with it, then we spend the rest of the session riding around putting it into practice on the trails.

Fun & Low Pressure

Mountain biking is an amazing sport. It is fun, social, low pressure, provides a great sense of adventure and develops a lifelong love of the outdoors.

Our goal at Bike On is to share this joy of mountain biking with kids of all ages and support them as they grow and develop in the sport.

While we have a focus on skill development, our programs also offer a great social element allowing kids to make friends with others that share similar interests and can be a great option for kids who don’t love team sports but still enjoy the social aspect of group participation.

What our customers are saying!

Kathy Tripp
Kathy Tripp
2023-10-29
We had the best time on e-bike Cruisers. So much fun, easy to use, and really comfy seat. We cycled to Peregian Beach mostly all bike paths! Mel dropped the bikes at our apartment and collected them later. All so easy. Well worth doing.
Matt Bowden
Matt Bowden
2023-10-21
Hired a gravel bike for the week. Friendly and helpful service with high quality, well maintained bikes
Ian Eldershaw
Ian Eldershaw
2023-10-16
Perfect service.
Peter W
Peter W
2023-10-15
Quality hybrid bikes. Great service, with drop off and pickup at accommodation, right on time, as advised. Recommended.
CHRIS JUDD
CHRIS JUDD
2023-10-10
Really friendly and easy to deal with bike co. Brilliantly situated near trails, a brewery and a chocolate factory also
Clayton Beckhouse
Clayton Beckhouse
2023-10-10
Very easy to deal with. Hired a good quality Norco MTB. Good price & helpful staff. Only 5 minutes drive to Tewantin MTB trails. Keep up the good work.
Sara Campbell
Sara Campbell
2023-10-10
I had a great time riding the EBike around Tewantin & Noosa. Super helpful to have a map to download and follow – I would never have found a lot of those bike paths by myself.
Jörn Seemann
Jörn Seemann
2023-10-06
Sehr gute Räder und Auswahl an neuen Rädern. Super Bring- und Abholservice, sodass man keinen Stress hat mit Taxi etc. Man sollte aber unbedingt darauf achten, dass das Rad (die Anzahl der Gänge) zu den geplanten Touren passt. Ich hatte nur 10 Gänge, ohne Untersetzung, sodass ich bei dem self- guided Mt Tinbeerwah Ride am Ende große Probleme hatte. Für flache Touren reichen die 10 Gänge aber locker.
andrew scott
andrew scott
2023-10-01
Great bike and rental.
rodolf poinsonnet
rodolf poinsonnet
2023-09-30
Mel was awesome to set me quickly and the bike was excellent quality, as well as the advice for the tour. Thx you

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