Chris Birch Coaching clinics are aimed at improving off road riding skills. Chris focuses on helping his clients get the most out of their riding – whether this is to improve performance and placing in competition, to beat their mates, or simply to get the most enjoyment from the weekend’s riding. Chris has spent his whole life riding and racing motorbikes in many disciplines and has picked up tips, tricks, shortcuts and handy hints that you only get from experience. When you are being coached by Chris, it’s a fantastic opportunity to pick his brains about any riding or bike set up problems you have.
We offer a variety of enduro bike / dirt bike coaching options, and adventure bike coaching options, including online coaching sessions.
Please contact us to be kept informed of upcoming coaching sessions. Currently our 2022 clinics are booked up until August but we always have something coming up somewhere!
We are excited to announce the return of Say No To Slow coaching clinics in USA for 2023 in association with Moto Adv Tours.
We have several sessions coming up throughout the year in USA. In July we head to Virginia, and in September we will be in Utah. Check out all the dates below.
Each adventure clinic is 2 days and is $1250pp. Each enduro clinic is 1 day and is $600pp.
Each clinic will have a maximum of 11 riders. Chris will have an assistant coach so that there is plenty of individual attention for each rider.
Course includes coaching, land access, use of Cardo comms set on the course, Say No To Slow adventure or dirt bike online instructional series, lunch, and loads of time to pick Chris's brain on all the techniques you need to get the most out of your adventure riding.
Head to www.motoadvtour.com to book your spot.
12/13 July: Intermediate clinic
15/16 July: Advanced clinic **SOLD OUT**
15/16 September: Intermediate Clinic
18/19 September: Intermediate Clinic
21/22 September: Advanced clinic
25/26 September: Advanced clinic
14 July: Enduro Intermediate Clinic
24 September: Intermediate Enduro Clinic
Learn the techniques needed to safely take adventure bikes off road and to explore further. If you are just starting out on your adventure bike journey, want to take your riding to the next level, or just want to build confidence handling your big bike off road, these clinics are for you.
The Adventure Basics course includes setting up your bike correctly, correct, strong and balanced riding positions, and using the clutch, throttle and brakes effectively for maximum control. Also covered are things such as packing for an adventure ride, and survival / self rescue techniques.
Learn to Turn is a clinic we have developed that looks specifically at turning off road on the adventure bikes. We dedicate a whole clinic to it because we want to get you really comfortable on this important technique!
Whether you want to safely use your adventure bike for gravel roads or use it like an enduro bike in some nasty terrain this clinic will help you greatly. Big bike friendly!
These clinics are based around dirt roads, fire trails and farm land.
Please contact us to go on the waitlist for upcoming NZ clinics.
Each day is appx 9:00am - 3:30pm, weather and energy levels dependent!Book Now
The focus of the group clinics are to teach balance, control and traction - the three most important aspects of riding off road. Once these three factors are in place it is possible to ride smoother, more efficiently and faster! These clinics are limited to 10 riders per day.
The clinics are flexible according to client’s needs. Some of the skills covered include:
* Setting up your bike correctly for off road
* Correct, strong and efficient riding positions
* Cornering techniques for traction and speed
* Drills to boost clutch, throttle and brake control as well as balance and timing.
* Addressing trail obstacles like logs, rocks, ruts and tree roots,
* Climbing and descending hills safely and more effectively.
Chris also offers a Level 2 clinic which focuses more on hard enduro riding, including bigger and harder obstacles, bigger hills, looking at racing multi-day events and more. It is mandatory to have completed the initial clinic before attending a Level 2 clinicBOOK NOW
Chris runs one on one coaching sessions. These are tailored specifically to you and what you want to do on your bike. Individual analysis of your technique will give you maximum gains in the shortest time. These can be based around beginner’s skills, trail riding, off road racing, extreme enduro, or adventure bike riding.
From $500.00 inc GST per rider per session (1 rider, Thames location)
Please note: We are fully booked up for private clinics until February 2023 at this stage.
Host your own coaching clinic
If you want Chris to come to your part of the world and run a clinic on your terrain with your mates, get in touch to discuss how to make this happen.
Prices start from: NZD$2200/day.
Please note: We are currently taking enquiries for travel from February 2024 onwards.