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Outdoor Activities

So many of our kids today find the demands of school and life overwhelming. We are now more than ever making the connection between exercise and improved health and happiness to decrease anxiety, depression, obesity and feeling of isolation to name a few. We use the power of cycling to engage with kids and young adults to provide achievable outcomes that relate back to everyday risks kids face while cycling.

Our outdoor activities are designed to be simple, fun and effective but also to make the teaching staff's life easy. We can operate within school grounds so you do not have to worry about parent forms, individual abilities or students' bikes. We come complete with all the equipment required to run a challenging event within your school grounds.

 

Over our 25-year collaboration with education organisations, we have refined our range of cycling programs that offer differing intensity, duration, and frequency to achieve the highest results suited to your learning outcomes.

Benefits

Our modules, in addition to the core safety skills training, cover many targeted learning outcomes including:

  • Health and exercise

  • Nutrition (cooking classes on multi-day camps)

  • Energy systems, human movement

  • Bicycle workshop classes and technology

  • Physics in real application with ratios, power and grip

  • Team building – managing a group

  • Mapping terrain and GPS tech

  • Traffic and how to navigate urban environments

  • Active transport – planning and delivering a trip on multiple transport platforms

  • Riding in the Peloton (road groups)

  • Boot camp to challenge even the fittest

  • History

  • Environmental Management

We regularly run tours at Mt Buller, Castlemaine Goldfields and Lysterfield that you can now participate in using your own equipment or ours. These ride selections incorporate some of the most awesome mountain bike trails you will ever experience, guaranteed! The trails can be ridden (or walked) by anybody of reasonable fitness. We’ve taken men and women from 14 to 65 years of age, so all can enjoy the trails. You don’t need to be a good MTB rider however you do need to be competent on a bicycle. We’ll teach you the off road skills from beginners to advanced. Our programs are not about how fast you are, we focus on developing your skills. For more information on our different selection of tours check out the links in the menu.

  • We have the best gear! bikeNOW (outdoor products) is a division of and fully supported by bikeNOW P/L 100 Park St South Melbourne (one of Melbourne’s leading bike stores) which means all our bicycle equipment is one step below competition standards, the latest model replaced each year, ensuring the most enjoyment and reliable ride possible for your group.

 

  • Safe thorough quality delivery! Our custom designed safety brief, group management and on trail coaching ensure your group will ride in control with minimal risk.

 

  • On Trail competent mechanics! bikeNOW guides provide on trail wilderness mechanical support with our custom repair/recovery kits and fix almost anything on the trail.

 

  • Experienced people for the unforeseen! bikeNOW guides are first aid trained and are provided with and carry our specialized custom Wilderness first aid kits on the trail plus risk and accident management.

 

  • We build things you cant buy anywhere else! bikeNOW (transport systems) builds, sells and hires a range of transport trailers and bike racks for your school or activity programs.

 

  • The most experienced longest running operator in Victoria!12 years experience running a variety of local, wilderness and international tours/programs.

 

  • We know how to run a flawless activity! We developed the activities standards (AAS) adopted by the Australian body ORCA (Outdoor Recreation Council of Australia). Plus developed the curriculum and assessment delivered through La Trobe University.

 

  • The best only deal with us! We participate and consult with the Victoria Police bicycling co-ordination unit with bike handling skills in unusual conditions for delivery of the qualification to carry out duties on bicycles.

 

  • Learning Outcomes. We deliver on bikes, however, our objective is a fun safe programme, we are constantly focusing on your learning outcomes, most of our programs address; Self Management and Responsibility, Environmental or Parks Management, Personal /Group Challenges, Health and Fitness Motivation, Ride Skills activities and In School Preparation activities.

Our staff strive to provide you with the highest levels of customer service, with each staff member having many years experience both riding and in the bike industry. We realise that buying a new bike can seem a little daunting with so many makes and models available, our knowledgeable, dedicated and experienced staff will help you cut through the noise and decide on the right bike for your needs. Once you’ve chosen your new bike, we’ll size it for you to make sure you’re new ride fits your body, allowing you to get the most out of it and to enjoy your rides.

 

Along with selling and servicing bikes bikeNOW run mountain bike and road tours for private groups, schools and corporate groups, along with bike education days. Whether you just want to go out riding for a day, or a week, we can cater for all group sizes and durations. We conduct tours throughout many great locations in Victoria, or personalise it and pick your preferred destination. Check out the tours page for more information.

 

We’re far more than just a bike store! bikeNOW is a total solution for any of your biking requirements. Feel free to browse our site, we’ve some great riding tips, exciting offers and the best range of Specialized bikes anywhere in Australia. Remember to sign up to our newsletter, you’ll periodically receive special offers, notification of event updates.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS & OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Start them young! We deliver custom tailored cycling programs to Victoria's leading schools as part of their Outdoor Education syllabus.

Let's shape the future together

So many kids find the demands of school and life overwhelming. We are now more than ever making the connection between exercise and improved health and happiness to decrease anxiety, depression, obesity and isolation to name a few. We use the power of cycling to engage with kids and young adults to provide achievable outcomes that can be related back to everyday life.

An outdoor activity in a small group with access to the outside world, especially a multi-day, point to point cycling adventure, presents participants with a whole new set of challenges that require increased self-management and group responsibility, especially for the most critical year 9 level students.

Over our 25 year collaboration with various education organisations, we have refined our range of cycling programs that offer differing intensity, duration, and frequency to achieve the highest results suited to your learning outcomes.

Benefits

Our modules, in addition to the core safety skills training, cover many targeted learning outcomes including:

  • Health and exercise

  • Nutrition (cooking classes on multi day camps)

  • Energy systems, human movement

  • Bicycle workshop classes and technology

  • Physics in real application with ratios, power and grip

  • Team building – managing a group

  • Mapping terrain and GPS tech

  • Traffic and how to navigate urban environments

  • Active transport – planning and delivering a trip on multiple transport platforms

  • Riding in the Peloton (road groups)

  • Boot camp to challenge even the fittest

  • History

  • Environmental Management

Testimonials

"The chance to ride a bike through the bush for six days is one of the bonuses of being a teacher. Taking a group of students on a MTB Adventure camp is both a chance to see them have fun as well as learn. The great thing about the way that BikeNow runs these camps is that they love bikes and all things to do with riding and want to share that joy. Good skills make for safe riding and for enjoyable experiences. The enthusiasm of the staff of BikeNow in sharing all things bike and learning how to face the challenges of the ride is one of the reasons that the camps offer so much to students for the challenges they will face in life. The trips are always memorable and always worthwhile for the students – and a great time for the staff as well. "
- Glenn Matthews, Melbourne Grammar

"Warren & his team from bikeNOW have been running mountain bike programs for St Leonard's College students for 5 + years now.  Our students get a lot out of these programs learning a multitude of practical skills from bike handling through to road safety and awareness. The obstacle courses they set-up on campus are incredibly popular and alluring for all skill levels and ages (year 5 through to year 10). Warren and his team of instructors are passionate and engaging and provide a fresh alternative to normal sport activity."
- Mark Slykhuis, Community Sport Leader, St Leonard's College

"Warren Cay of bikeNOW in partnership with Cycling Australia has been delivering a high quality bike education program within our school for many years. The students are very grateful for the knowledge, skill and experience combined with patience and understanding Warren provides through an interesting and joyful program."
- Simon Kost, St Agnes' School

Contact us for more information

Please leave us a message in the web chat below and one of our Outdoor Education experts will be in touch with you to discuss options and pricing.

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