[MTB] Small jump/drop-off practice in Albany

Canceled

Every 2 weeks on Saturday until January 3, 2020

Jump Slope - Pin Oak Drive

4 Pin Oak Dr Schnapper Rock · Auckland

How to find us

Roadside parking next to the Jumps

Location image of event venue

Details

Of all the techniques that make up the rich tapestry of riding, jumping is perhaps the one technique that riders most often identify as an area where they could do with some help. Your average trail ride might include jumps or drops which with the right skills, a little effort and practice can be successfully mastered.
This is a beginners jumping practice to get you confident in getting your wheels off the ground and not an in-depth jumping course. It is advisable that you have either already completed Rick's skills course and/or have ridden somewhere like Woodhill or similar mountain bike trail network.

• What we'll do
I will be setting up some small wooden ramps between 1 to 2 foot high at this location to practice small jumps and drop-offs for approximately approx 2 hours - all levels of fitness and abilities are welcome to attend.

• Location is Pin Oak Drive in Albany (see Google Earth pic for location) or https://goo.gl/maps/YyGZE5LFtv32 for general vicinity.

• Pre-Meetup information to help you come more prepared
Being able to bunny-hop is a very useful skill to have and if you don't already know how to do this, the video below is very good to learn from and you can practice this skill anywhere - even in your back/front yard.
Here's a very good "How to Bunny-Hop" Video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-OkWl_1M4s
A good video showing you how to do drop-off's...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ndQ2exPYs
Another good video with very useful tips...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0FmgVb9ejA
And here's one of how NOT to do drops...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nokPHSJ34c

• Important to know
The Meetup will be cancelled if it has been raining heavily the night before or on the morning, or there is another Meetup that I will be attending on the same day (advanced notice will be given)
A helmet is compulsory and gloves, elbow and knee pads are recommended for riding the larger jumps.