DirtSkill Term 1 registrations are now open. Book early to secure your child’s spot & discount.

Term 1 will start from 30th January 2024.


  • Objectives – Skill Learning.
  • Age – Year 3 to Year 13.
  • Location – Oropi MTB Park & Summerhill MTB Park.
  • Time – Daylight hours after school.
  • Sessions are 90 minutes in length.
  • Each Term has 6 sessions. That’s 9 hours of coaching!

No sessions are to occur on:

  • Tuesday 6th February
  • Thursday 8th February
  • Monday 12th February
  • Tuesday 13th February
  • Wednesday 14th February
  • Thursday 15th February
  • Thursday 22nd February
  • Thursday 29th February
  • Monday 18th March
  • Tuesday 19th March
  • Wednesday 20th March
  • Monday 1st April

Our DirtSkill programme aims to give riders confidence, competence and understanding of a variety of skills required for healthy growth as a young mountain biker. Our sessions progress from riders as young as 7 through to our older groups for 17 and 18 year old’s. DirtSkill is our most popular programme.

Groups are split by grading. Riders can obtain a grading at a grading day or from past participation with DirtCraft programmes. For grading day information please read below.

Each rider receives a grading and then can select a group that equates to their skill level. We have grading days 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 1 Information & Timetable

  • Monday sessions are 4.30pm to 6.00pm at Summerhill.
  • All Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions are at Oropi from 4.30 to 6.00pm or 6.00pm to 7.30pm.
  • Term 1 will be an 6 week term starting on the 30th January and run until April 11th. (This allows spare weeks as weather contingencies).
  • We are offering a registration discount to all registrations paid by the 10th January.
  • Each rider will have a grading according to our grading system. If you are unsure about your child’s grading, please contact tristanhride@gmail.com or attend a free grading day.