MTB RIDING SKILLS WORKSHOP
We are the first mountain bike school in Austria - since 1999!
Since then we're busy working on our riding skills education and fit our concept again and again to new knowledge and develop new teaching strategies. Kurt Exenberger, head of the Bike Academy, trains his guides himself and makes sure that they always remain on the "wheel", working on their riding technique and teaching methodology.
Your personal trainer adapts the content and methodological steps exactly to you. This private technical training you can also book for a group of up to 8 people per coach in the desired period.
Our intensive group course, takes place every Monday from May to October and we offer at least 3 levels. The training lasts 4 hours and will be analyzed on the screen afterwards.
Ride & Learn
Our offer Ride & Learn combines a two-hour riding technique training with a guided tour afterwards to try out what's been learned under the guidance of an instructor. This course can be booked on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the bike season.
Technical training for e-biker
Especially e-bikers need skills training. Why? Electrically driven, you get easily into the mountains and do not need this much experience and fitness. But how do you get back down? Pedelecs or electric bikes are heavier and push the brakes more often. They are not ideally equipped for rides on steep slopes or even singletracks. Therefore, it takes a basic knowledge of technical riding skills to safely come back down to the valley.
With us you will learn the basics in a safe environment with educational professionals as trainers. Of course, we can also teach advanced techniques, but mostly the basics are missing.
Our MTB training ground
A very important part of our courses is the exercise park directly behind our location at the Fleckalmbahn. There is everything you need for an effective course! The park is suitable for beginners to XC / Marathon professionals. Only the experienced park rider will not find any big jumps or drops. In this section, we currently have only made provision for jump beginners. Even children have fun right there!
You can find the following types of terrain: large (covered) parking deck, BMX track for beginners and kids, flow trails, many small jumps, drop battery, pump track, switchback trails, root sections, steep slopes, steep steps, cross country track, Fleckalm Trail;
The mastermind behind the riding technique concept of the Bikeacademy
Kurt Exenberger runs the Bike Academy since 1999. For so many years now he engages himself intensively with the topic 'Riding technique training'. He built up the overall World Cup winner Lisi Osl, worked with World Champion Alban Lakata, supervised the Olympian Christoph Soukop, coached junior world champion Robert Gehbauer, organized mountainbike riding technique camps along with Guido Tschugg and trained with Alexander Gehbauer, one of the best Austrian XC rider. He is also an instructor at the Austrian Academy of Physical Education in Vienna, trains still regularly the Austrian Cross Country team and provides further education for MTB riding technique trainers, including the South Tyrolean bike guides. Himself he still takes an active part in enduro and downhill races. Besides, he is also one of the driving forces in the promotion of young talents in Kirchberg, such as Armin Embacher or Max Foidl.