Ladies Learn to Ride

Empower yourself with the essential skills to confidently and safely ride a dirt bike!

Our Ladies Learn To Ride days provide an empowering experience, ensuring you learn the correct skills in a safe and encouraging environment. We equip you with everything you need for personal development, enabling you to be more confident – not just on a dirt bike, but in life!


Cost $600

2024 dates TBC

Thank you for helping Youth Encounter to empower the youth of Aotearoa NZ to live a full life!

Held at the Youth Encounter Home Base
196 Roydon Downs Rd, Te Puke 3189

Ladies Learn to Ride days offer a complete package for a safe, unique, and enjoyable event for you, including:

  • No prior experience or licenses needed

  • All-inclusive food, beverages, and snacks

  • Tracks and areas suitable for various riding abilities

  • Modern and reliable Suzuki off-road motorbikes

  • Full set of dirt bike riding gear and safety equipment

  • Maximum learning in small groups

  • Professional riding instructors for hands-on guidance at all levels

  • Full safety briefing and established safety systems

  • On-site trained medic and equipment

  • Inclusive photos accessible on our Facebook page.

Click here for our frequently asked questions, or Contact us on 07 218 2113 on for more info.

The Process

Moving through changes

Moving through changes

Session one

Getting started safely
Gearing up
Assessing the risk

Taking the controls
Safely operating the controls
Moving forward with control

Session two

Moving through changes
Changing gears
Taking on corners 

Finding your superposition
Strong positioning
Focused on where you want to go 

Session three

Flying high
Confidence at higher speeds
Facing your fears and overcoming

Each individuals success
of memorable moments

The Coach

Meet Mary Wanhill, formerly known as 'Scary' Mary Perkins—an internationally renowned world record holder in motocross racing and freestyle motocross. Following a sport-ending injury in 2009, Mary shifted gears, embarking on a career in counseling while organizing youth camps and motorcycle events.

Supported by her husband Joel, Mary's passion for making a positive impact on young lives led her to establish the charitable trust, Youth Encounter Ministries Trust. Mary's unique skills, acquired through a life of pushing boundaries and overcoming limitations, combined with her psychology background as a qualified counselor, allow her to connect with people effortlessly.

With a deep belief in the potential of every individual and a competitive drive for success, Mary and her team guarantee to have you confidently and safely mastering the skills of dirt bike riding in just one day."

What people are saying...

Bexs... "I’ve never ridden a bike before, much to my dad’s disgust, but it was amazing and actually quite easy and not scary and I want a bike for Christmas"

Natalie... "Encounter Success exceeded my expectations on all levels. The staff were amazing and encouraging. It was a great day that everyone could get involved in, no matter their ability."

Fei... "Its an awesome day for me. I didn't know what to expect before I arrived here but as long as I got involved and the environment was quite encouraging and the the staff was very friendly and professional, then I became not that scared, and felt more and more confident about myself"



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