Learn to Ride

Empowering you with the correct skills to confidently and safely ride a dirt bike!

Encounter Success learn to ride days take new and beginner riders the opportunity to learn to ride a dirt bike with the correct skills in a safe and encouraging environment. We will provide you with all you need to guarantee you will to do more, learn more and encounter success on a dirt bike!

Level one learn to ride days offer the opportunity for brand new and beginner riders who want to learn the basics of riding a dirt bike with all bikes and gear provided. 

Level two learn to ride days offer the opportunity for beginner to intermediate riders who have their own bike and gear or there is a hire option available if you do not have your own dirt bike but have riding experience and want to sharpen up your skills. 

Bookings and inquiries: 021599702 or 072182113 or email info@encountersuccess.co.nz


Ladies Learn to Ride Day - Level One

  • Saturday 23rd April 2022
  • Starts 8.45am - finishes 4pm
  • Cost $470 per person 
  • For ladies ages 15+

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

Encounter Success Learn to Ride days provide everything you need for a safe, unique and fun event for your group including;

  • No prior experience or licenses needed
  • All food, beverages and snacks provided
  • Tracks and trails suitable for a range of riding abilities
  • Modern and reliable Suzuki off-road motorbikes for hire
  • Full set of dirt bike riding gear and safety equipment
  • Maximum learning in small groups
  • Professional riding instructors to provide hands on guidance for all learning levels
  • Full safety briefing and safety systems in place
  • Trained medic and equipment onsite
  • Photos included and accessed from our Facebook page

Click here for our frequently asked questions, or Contact Tracey on 021599702 on tracey@youthencounter.co.nz 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

'Scary' Mary Perkins (now Mary Wanhill) is an internationally renowned world record holder for her achievements in the sport of motocross racing and freestyle motocross. 

Forced into a change of direction after a sport-ending injury in 2009, Mary pursued a new career in counselling while running youth camps and motorcycle events. With the support of her husband Joel, Mary focused on her passion to have a positive impact on young people through the activity of dirt bikes which involved establishing the charitable trust, Youth Encounter Ministries Trust, to support her vision.

Mary has a unique set of skills she has learnt along her adventurous life’s journey of pushing the boundaries and her own limitations. Adding to this Mary has an interest in psychology and has applied this through becoming a qualified Counselor. She has a natural ability to connect with people and sees huge potential in every individual, while competitiveness pushes her to success in all she puts her hands to. 

We can guarantee you, Mary and her team will have you confidently and safely mastering the skills of dirt bike riding in 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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