Beginners Mountain Bike Clinic [WOMEN IN THE MOUNTAINS]

Clinic Details

These clinics are for beginners. You must know how to ride a bike and be comfortable on your feet for a couple of hours at a time. We’ll teach you the rest! These clinics cover: body position for climbing and descending, shifting, braking, basic cornering, front wheel lift, rear wheel lift, and starting on a hill.

9:00 – 10:30 skills, drills, and pulling skids**

10:30 – 11:00 break (bring your own food & drink)

11:30 – 13:00 skills, drills, and pulling more skids

13:00 – 13:30 break (bring your own food & drink)

13:30 – 15:00 using the new skills to get rad out on the trails in Christchurch

*Schedule and instruction is subject to change based on group dynamics, weather, and coaches need for coffee

**Always respect the trails and don’t do skids (while anyone is looking)

The price listed is in $USD and converts to approximately $185NZD. The listed USD price will fluctuate from time to time in order to keep the NZD price relatively constant.

Bike Requirements

A trail/all-mountain/enduro bike made no later than 2015

– minimum of 100mm of front suspension

-strong hydraulic brakes (no rim brakes)

-dropper seat post (or the ability to easily raise and lower your saddle 6 cm)

-knobby mountain bike tires (no road or semi-road tires)

read our article here about why we have strict bike requirements


Meet Our New Zealand Team

Jamie Scott, PMBIA Certified Instructor & Dr. Anastasia Boulais.

Jamie and Anastasia live and ride in Christchurch, gateway to some of the South Island of New Zealand’s best mountain biking. Long-time fans and proponents of the Women in the Mountains philosophy, they are proud to offer regular coaching clinics locally in the Christchurch and Canterbury area.

Jamie, a certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA), has an extensive background in coaching adults. Holding professional qualifications in Sport & Exercise Science, Human Nutrition, and Sports Medicine, Jamie has spent his career helping people to feel and perform better. He has been involved in coaching across road, track, and mountain biking, from weekend warriors, all the way to elite New Zealand rep athletes and is currently working with New Zealand and UK Enduro World Series racers. Jamie assisted Coach Erica in her first New Zealand Women in the Mountains clinic in 2018.

Jamie is an old dog trying to learn new tricks, having ignited his passion for mountain biking during the days of zero suspension, cantilevered rim breaks, and rigid seat masts stuck higher than they had any reasonable right to be. Having swapped mountain biking for road cycling for about 10 years, Jamie is back learning new school riding for new school bikes and is forever in search of that sweet spot between speed, sends, and self-preservation.

Anastasia is a Russian-born Australian who now calls New Zealand home. She works as a medical doctor in urgent care clinics and emergency departments around NZ. Prior to her medical training, Anastasia spent many years as a fitness instructor, as well as teaching yoga and pilates, and has a depth of experience in coaching adults.

Having picked up mountain biking for the first time in her mid thirties, Anastasia had to rely on careful skill building rather than recklessness to progress in the sport. She is a Women in the Mountains coaching clinic graduate, having learned from Coach Erica in 2017 in New Zealand. The WITM approach appealed to her as it emphasized fun, safety, gradual progression and control. Over 2018/19 season Anastasia competed in her first downhill and enduro races. She is constantly working on improving her own technical and coaching skills and currently working towards the PMBIA qualification.

Together with her partner Jamie, Anastasia is passionate about helping women build confidence through developing appropriate set of skills for conquering the trails. They are excited to bring the Women in the Mountains programme to Christchurch.

Bike Hire

Don’t have a mountain bike or keen to try an upgraded bike? We recommend hiring a bike from Epicentre Cycling. Email:, or call: 021 586 900 or drop by: 342 Blakes Road, Prebbleton, Christchurch 7676, New Zealand


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Apr 18 2020


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Christchurch, NZ
Women in the Mountains


Women in the Mountains