What sort of prior riding experience do I need to complete the course?
Our courses cater for all level of riding ability, we prefer that you have had some basic riding experience but many of our students may have not ridden a bike years and often have no offroad experience. We will help you build confidence in a safe environment and can guarantee that no matter what skill level you have you will learn something new on one of our courses.
We also offer complete Learn to Ride packages for students that have never ridden a bike at all.
Can I bring my own bike?
For our regular Trials Experience Courses, we supply the bikes. Our bikes are all in great condition and are always current model machines. We offer advanced courses and are more than happy for you to bring your own bike for those.
However we have just added NEW COURSES
EXTREME ENDURO COURSE
Bring your own Enduro Bike!! See Pricing page for details
What type of clothes / riding gear do I need to wear?
We require you to wear long sleeves, pants and basic eye protection on all our courses (no shorts, no t-shirts). We can provide MX boots, full face helmet MX helmets and gloves. If you have you own MX riding hear your are welcome to wear that but if not there is no need to stress as we have a large range of gear available to suit all sizes. (hire pants and jersey is rented at $10 a session)
If you have MX pants and jersey then that is great but if not a pair of jeans and a long sleeve shirt will be fine. If you would some extra protection we have knee and elbow guards available as well. Helmets, Boots, gloves, elbow and knee guards are included in the price of the course.
How many hours of riding do I get to do on the course?
Our standard course consists of 3.5hrs of riding time, many people ask us if this will be enough and our answer is always yes! 3.5hrs on a trials bike will definitely wear you out, we have never had students complain about not getting enough riding! Trust us 3.5hrs is the perfect amount…
Do you sell trials bikes?
Yes, we are agents for Gas Gas, Sherco, Beta, Ossa and Scorpa. We also have second hand bikes coming in all the time. We will be more than happy to discuss with you the option for buying a bike, as we have all the major brands available to use on our course you can always try before you buy.
At the end of each season we sell our school bikes and upgrade to the latest models, the ex-school bikes are great value and usually in hot demand so contact us if you are interested and we may be able to put one aside for you. Finance is available* on new and second hand bikes at very reasonable rates. *To approced persons
In addition to the bikes we also sell a large range of trials clothing and accessories, check out our sites site trialsbike.com.au for more information. Our shop is located at Shop 3 / 304 Warrenheip Street, BUNINYONG, VIC 3350.
What if don’t want to take up trials riding, should I still do the course?
YES, our courses are structured to give you a great introduction to trials and to build your skills and confidence, the skill you learn will improve your riding on any bike. Many of the world best riders (both road and offroad) use trials as cross training. We guarantee that you will learn new skills that will improve your riding no matter what type of bikes you normally ride.
Do you run courses for experienced trials riders?
YES, our standard courses are aimed at riders that are new to trials, or perhaps people who have ridden a bit of trials many years ago and are keen to give it another go on some modern machinery. We do run advanced courses usually aimed at riders that have completed our standard course and wish to take their skills to the next level. We also run advanced courses with world class instructors that are capable of pushing your limits no matter what your skill level is. In 2011 we hosted a series or skill development courses with Jordi Pascuet, a leading Spanish trials rider. Please contact us if you are interested in advanced courses and we can let you know what we have on offer.
Do I need to bring my own food / drinks on the day?
We provide water,biscuits and lollies for all courses. On Sundays in Ballarat we even cook you up some sausages for lunch. We usually recommend that you try to eat some food before you arrive at one of our courses, we will keep you fed and waters while you are with us.
Are the bikes hard to ride?
Trials bikes are very easy to ride, they are incredibly light weight and designed to be ridden at slow speeds (that’s not to say that they won’t go really fast as well, a few of our top riders recently competed in a Extreme Enduro event and gave the professional endure rider a run for their money). We are very used to getting inexperience riders started on our bikes and we promise we will have you up and running in no time.
What about my kids, can they come along too?
We have specific courses for kids, Trials is a great introduction to motorcycling for kids. It will teach them great balance and many important techniques that will serve them well as they grow and develop into riding other types of bikes. We have a fleet of bikes dedicated to kids and have plenty of experience in introducing the little ones to the exciting world of motorcycles.
Can I bring a friends and family to watch?
Unfortunately we don’t allow spectators on the courses so we can 100% focus on the students. If you have some friend who want to come and watch why not convince them to take part in the course instead!
How many people will be on the course?
We have a maximum of six people per course.
What happens if I break the bike?
If you break or bend the bike you will have to pay for that part to be replaced. Fair wear and tear is accepted (scratches are OK). Due to the low speed of the bikes we don’t often see any major damage.
What happens if there is bad weather on the day?
We keep a pretty close eye one the forecasts and if it looks as though the weather will be too bad to ride we will contact you and arrange for an alternative time to do the course. We still operate in rain – its good because it cools you down. We dont operate on total fire ban days.
Will I be able to get some photo’s from the day?
Yep, definitely! Cass is a great photographer and will be out and about during the day with the camera to make sure you have a few great shots to remember the experience. All photo’s from the day will be burnt onto a CD and sent to you in the mail, we charge $20 for the CD or alternatively you can choose to purchase our Course + T-Shirt + Photo package for $299.
How old do you have to be to do the 5 hour course?
To do the 5 hour Trials Experience course you lust be at least 16 years old. If you are under that age, you can do sessions in 2 hour blocks on separate days. We have courses for kids aged 10 and up.