Mountain Biking Workshop | Canberra

This activity is postponed. Please check the Wellbeing Activities Calendar for more activities in your area, or sign up for our monthly Fortem Connect newsletter to stay up for date with Fortem activities, announcements and advice. If you have any queries, please email activities @fortemaustralia.org.au

First responder families, join us for a mountain biking session and picnic! This 1.5hr family friendly session will help us to improve bike handling skills over all terrain; maintain flow and speed on the bike; build confidence for riding and racing; and maximise performance in all race disciplines. You must have a suitable mountain bike and be a competent rider for the lesson. The session will help riders to work out the best ways to handle a bike, and how to apply that to different types of mountain bikes in a way that achieves instant clarity and rapid improvements – helping you to enjoy your riding as much as possible. This will be a fun mountain bike ride in southern Canberra to have fun with the kids at the start of the school holidays.

This is a great way to strengthen family / kinship group bonds, as well as to broaden your social network through connection with other first responder families. Connection is an important part of the path to mental fitness, and can take a protective role in maintaining wellbeing through increased feelings of happiness, security, belonging and self-worth.

Being active helps to build resilience and wellbeing, and plays a major role in maintaining mental fitness. It helps us to cope with stress, gives us more energy and confidence, as well as improving mood and quality of sleep. Challenging our minds with new skills, approaches, and information can improve our knowledge and thinking skills, increasing confidence, sense of purpose, and ability to cope with stress.


This activity is free for first responder families. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly. Restrictions apply in line with current COVID regulations.


Sep 19 2021


9:30 am - 11:30 pm


Canberra ACT, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team