Joining Jafakids

Muster rides are the first step to signing new riders up for JAFAKIDS. They are held in the September/October school holidays and serve three purposes:

  1. Provide an opportunity for new riders and their parents/guardians to sample the JAFAKIDS experience.
  2. Provide the coaching staff a chance to assess the ability of new riders.
  3. Give senior and experienced JAFAKIDS riders exposure to working with and developing younger inexperienced riders.

Selection Criteria – What coaches will be looking for:

  • General trail riding ability
  • Confidence on the trails
  • The correct type of bike size and set up
  • Fitness level
  • Attitude
  • Equipment

Riders will be told within a week of the conclusion of the muster if they have been selected and which groups they will be riding with.

The next muster ride was held in October 2018  at Woodhill (date to be confirmed).

Please contact us via email if you have any questions or would like to join but can’t attend on the muster date. Note that we don’t take new riders during Day Light Savings (school terms 2 and 3).

What do parents/riders need to consider when purchasing a mountain bike?

  • The correct type of bike (XC bike / preferably hardtail)
  • Sizing -a bit too small is often better than too big. Ask a coach for advice
  • Gearing (ask a coach for advice if unsure)