Mountainbiking Association of Dublin » beginners

By: Madmtb  05/12/2011
Keywords: Bike


Our much-anticipated MTB introductory course is starting this month. Over three weekends we’ll introduce riders to off-road riding and the trails. The dates are as follows:

  • Saturday September 24th
  • Saturday October 1st
  • Saturday October 8th

There is no charge for the course but everyone will have an opportunity to join MAD afterwards. We require everyone to register for the course beforehand – please use this form:

What to bring?
There are a few essentials which you should have with you on every ride:

  • Water – at least one bottle
  • Food – you use up a lot of energy while mountainbiking so it’s important to refuel regularly. Bring whatever you like to eat:.bananas/Mars bars/ Fig Rolls are always popular.
  • Spare tube (or two) – You’re sure to get a puncture eventually so it’s wise to have a spare tube with you. It’s faster to change a tube then to patch an old one (you can patch it at home later)
  • Pump – You won’t get far if you can’t inflate your tyre after a puncture. Don’t assume someone else will have one
  • Basic tools – at a mininum you should have tyre levers and allen keys for the bolts on your bike. If you’re unsure about working on your bike just ask someone in the club.

Keywords: Bike

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