• Objectives – Skill Learning
  • Age – Year 3 to Year 13
  • Location – Oropi MTB Park & Summerhill MTB Park
  • Time – After School Term 1,2,3,4
  • Cost – $120 per term.

Our DirtSkill programme provides a platform for progression of skill learning for beginners to internationally competitive youth and everywhere between. DirtSkill breaks down the technical side of Mountain Biking in an enjoyable environment to establish safe, efficient, and confident riders. This is our most popular programme with over 250 different kids involved in 2020.

Each rider receives a grading and then can select a group that equates to their skill level. We have grading evenings throughout the year. Please obtain a grading prior to registration.


  1. Rider is current Mountainbike Tauranga Club Member.
  2. Rider Year 3 to Year 13.
  3. New riders must attended an open day to obtain a grading for group placement.
  4. Rider able ride Grade 2 trails or higher.
  5. Rider has suitable equipment.

Term 4 Information

  • Term 4 will be an 8 week term starting on the 18th October and run until the 17th December. The following dates will have no session due to Labor Day and Crankworx – Oct 25th, Nov 2nd to Nov 5th.
  • Monday Sessions will be at Summerhill. Sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday will take place at Oropi.
  • We have multiple coaches delivering in for Term 4.
  • Each rider will have a grading according to our NEW grading system. If you are unsure about your Childs grading, please contact

Term 4 Grading

  • Previous riders have been emailed their grading information, Please contact if you cannot find these details.
  • For all new riders you can register without a grading (there is an option to select “riders not yet graded” under the green.) Then attend one of the grading days.
  • For all new riders with a grading, please select a group that equates to your grading.

Upcoming Free Grading Days-

  • Wednesday 29th September 4:30pm to 5:30pm – Oropi.
  • Friday 1st October 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Oropi.
  • Sunday 3rd October 4:30pm to 5:30pm – Summerhill.
  • Sunday 17th October 4:30pm to 5:30pm – Oropi.

Homeschool Students

Home school students have the option of joining an afterschool group that aligns with their grading or we will have two sessions during the day on Wednesday.

  • Homeschool Lime Wednesday Oropi 2.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Homeschool Green Wednesday Oropi 3.00pm to 4.00pm

Term 4 2021 DirtSkill Timetable

New Registration Software

  • Since July we have been using a new registration software.
  • Please be patient while we all learn how it works. If you are having issues please read the information below and try again before emailing for help.
  • If you have registered for one of our programmes since July you will already have an account and you will need to SIGN IN. As a parent, you will already have an account these details would have been emailed to you from Friendly Manager.
  • If you have not registered for one of our programmes since July 2021, just register below for T4 DirtSkill and it will create an account for you along with your registration.

Term 4 2021 DirtSkill Registration