The mountain bike program at SMGS provides students with a broad foundation in Downhill, Free-ride and Cross-Country riding skills.
Welcome to the SMGS Mountain Bike Program
Catering to beginner to elite ability levels across Kindergarten to Year 12, day and boarding students, the SMGS Mountain Bike Program has a strong legacy in providing students with a broad foundation in Downhill, Free-Ride and Cross-Country riding skills.
As a result of our school’s population growth and mountain bike trail development in Jindabyne, Thredbo and the wider Snowy Monaro region, we are pleased to launch the SMGS Mountain Bike Academy in Term 1, 2022. Complementing the current mountain bike program opportunities, the academy athletes will have access to a full day of advanced coaching in a small group setting. Additional details will be available in early 2022.
The SMGS Mountain Bike Program has three components:
- Mountain Bike Academy – launching in 2022 – further details and application requirements coming soon!
- Specialist DH Instructor Development Program
- Academic Support
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- Wednesday Sport Program
Open to students in Years 5 to 11, the Wednesday Sport program runs from Term 4 to Term 2, from 1:15 to 3:30pm, and typically includes the following elements:
Students complete a five-week skills and conditioning program, aimed at learning or improving riding skills on a wide range of trails, obstacle courses, jump lines and flow tracks. Cross-country riding is the backbone of this program, promoting fitness and conditioning.
At the end of Term 4, students complete an introductory downhill session at Thredbo, with new participants able to ‘try before they buy’ and learn skills like loading and unloading onto the chairlift.
In addition to cross-country, downhill riding at Thredbo is also available, with formal instruction in safety and basic skills for beginners. The use of all recommended safety equipment is compulsory for SMGS students participating in this part of the program.
Students have the chance to ride a range of trails in and around Jindabyne and the lake, including jumps trails and downhill trails, giving students a variety of terrain on which to finesse the skills learned over the season.
- K-4 Mountain Bike Club
Offered in Terms 1 and 4, students in K-4 have the opportunity to participate in a weekly, after-school mountain bike program. Coached by Jindy Riders, the program fosters confidence and bike handling on trails and terrain close to the school. These trails include the Lake Jindabyne trail network, Bungarra and Hatchery Bay.
SMGS Mountain Bike Program Staff: