Our Work

Our work includes mountain bike technique coaching, cycle skill coaching, and the development of mini-tracks.

The work is led by Former Junior World Champion, and Sport Scientist Dr Scarlett Hagen (BPhEd, PGDipOE, MPhEd, PhD). BikeSchool have selected New Zealand’s best rider-coaches, including current Olympians and former mountain bike World Champions.

BikeSchool guarantees that you will be provided with the best coach to meet your needs, whether that be cross-country, downhill, enduro or cycle skills. Our professional coaches have completed relevant coaching qualifications and are experienced at articulating their technical knowledge.

During the past decade we have completed academic research projects. If you are interested in reading any of the articles listed below, please use the contact form to make your request. Downloads must be for private use only.

Academic Conference Presentations

Hagen, S. (2015). Mountain bike affect. Presentation at the Future of Cycling: Challenges and Possibilities Symposium, 1-2 October, Cambridge, New Zealand.

Hagen, S. (2013). Participatory learning in the downhill mountain bike subculture in New Zealand. Presentation at the International Outdoor Education Conference, 25-29 November, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Hagen, S. & Burgess, A. (2013). Mountain bike coaching and development for New Zealand. Keynote presentation at the National Mountain Bike Trails and Clubs Conference, 14-15 September, Wellington, New Zealand.

Hagen, S. (2011). The future of mountain biking in New Zealand. Presentation at the Public Conservation     Lands 2040 Research Symposium, 8-9 November, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Academic Published Conference Proceedings

Hagen, S. & Boyes, M. (2011). The future of mountain biking in New Zealand. Public Conservation Lands 2040 Research Symposium 8-9 November, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Academic Papers

Hagen, S. & Boyes, M. (2016).  Affective ride experiences on mountain bike terrain. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. Australia: Elsevier.